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Where to Get Breakfast & Brunch in New Brunswick

Munch on brunch at these New Brunswick restaurants.

Going out with your friends this weekend for Sunday Brunch? Or are you looking to grab a hearty breakfast before your hectic workday? Either way, New Brunswick has some of the best breakfast and brunch places!

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So read, relax, and take your pick of where you’re going to grab brunch this weekend at our favorite places below.

Best Breakfast & Brunch in New Brunswick

  1. Fritz’s
  2. The Frog and The Peach
  3. Legal Grounds Cafe
  4. Simply Chai
  5. Hansel n’ Griddle
  6. Chamber 43

Fritz’s

115 Easton Ave New Brunswick NJ 098901
732-543-0202
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Fritz’s is a favorite breakfast place among New Brunswick locals. And for those of you who truly love breakfast, Fritz’s breakfast menu is served all day long!

Open at 10am every day of the week, Fritz is a common place for Rutgers University students and New Brunswick families to have a nice sit down breakfast, either inside or on the deck overlooking the bustling easton avenue. 

Choose from a variety of breakfast sandwiches and pastries if you want a simple meal, or gorge on a specialty breakfast platter. 


The Frog and The Peach

29 Dennis St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-846-3216
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If you are looking for a more high-end brunch experience, or are celebrating a special occasion, The Frog and The Peach is the perfect place to go. Offering Sunday Brunch from 11am – 2:30pm, The Frog and the Peach offers a wide variety of brunch specials: they even have appetizers!

And if you really want a special experience, request one of the restaurants many rooms to fit your exact brunch expectations: from the garden room to the balcony, you can’t go wrong with this restaurant. 


Legal Grounds Cafe

55 Bayard St, New Brunswick NJ 08901
32-317-8338
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Featuring both breakfast and lunch options, Legal Grounds Cafe has a large menu with too many options to count. From coffees and teas at the specialty coffee bar, to baker items, sandwiches, wraps, and bagels and rolls, this little cafe packs a big punch!

Open from 7-3 daily, we recommend Legal Grounds Cafe for anyone with a big appetite who wants a little local pisaz. 


Simply Chai

106 Easton Ave New Brunswick NJ 08901
732-317-4117
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Looking for a cozy place to study or get some work done before traveling to New York City or Philly? Or, want to catch up with your girlfriends over some of the best coffee and avocado toast in the city? Simply Chai is the perfect place for you!

Simply Chai not only has an incredible atmosphere, but incredible food. Choose from a variety of hot coffees and teas, avocado toast, bagels, and eggs for a unique New Brunswick experience!


Hansel n’ Griddle

130 Easton Ave New Brunswick NJ 08901
732-846-7090
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Open from 9am to 3am almost every day of the week, Hansel n’ Griddle is prepared to meet your food needs at any hour of the day with an extensive menu. Breakfast at this cozy little place will never disappoint!

Choose from options such as french toast and pancakes, breakfast burritos and omelets, and a variety of specials. Whether you want breakfast at 9am or 3am is up to you, but whenever you’re ready, Hansel n’ Griddle will be waiting to serve!


Chamber 43

356 George St New Brunswick NJ 08901
(732)-434-8840
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This vinyl record and vintage shop has just become even cooler! Adding a cafe inside the shop featuring specialty coffees and pastries, Chamber 43 is now not just a great place to check out cool music and clothes, but also an awesome place to stop for breakfast.

If you’re a coffee fanatic, Chamber 43 serves the highest quality Stumptown Coffee and specifically sources green coffee via a Direct Trade model. So, great coffee, no guilt!


Final Thoughts

As breakfast and brunch dates are becoming more popular for young people, it is important to know where the best places to go are in your city. We hope you enjoyed this article, and have a place lined up the next time your breakfast craving hits!

Looking for other great restaurants in New Brunswick? If you’re looking for some great vegan options, click here!

Do you know a breakfast or brunch option in New Brunswick that we missed? Please drop the name in the comments!

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Written by Maggie Kelly

Maggie is a New Brunswick local and Rutgers University student who has made checking out local eateries one of her hobbies the past three years. She grew up in Frenchtown New Jersey and is often seen exploring the greater New York City area.