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Our Favorite Downtown Brooklyn Brunches

Fall in love with brunch at these places in Downtown Brooklyn.

As Downtown Brooklyn is a part of NYC, it’s no surprise there’s a ton to do, see, eat, and drink in this town. Though it’s impossible to cram everything you should do in this place to a few days, if you’re visiting Downtown Brooklyn, you have to get brunch at least once. But with so many options to try, how will you ever pick one place? Well, I’ve put together a list of my favorite brunches in town so you can make your decision a little easier.

group of friends enjoying healthy brunch in downtown brooklyn

From counter serve spots to grab a quick meal to sophisticated restaurants to enjoy with friends and family, this list has got a spot for every occasion. There’s also a variety of cuisines and flavors to choose from for brunch. Keep reading to learn a bit about each place!

Best Brunch Restaurants in Downtown Brooklyn

  1. AlMar
  2. Bluestone Lane DUMBO Cafe
  3. Amarachi
  4. Vinegar Hill House
  5. Bacchus
  6. Atrium DUMBO
  7. Pollo D’ Oro
  8. Colonie
  9. Verde on Smith
  10. Boutros
  11. Chez Moi
  12. Cafe d’Avignon – Dekalb Market Hall
  13. Black Walnut Public House

AlMar

111 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 855-5288
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If you like Italian food, be sure to check out AlMar the next time you grab brunch. Serving classic Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming environment, it’s no wonder this is a popular spot. This spot is cash only, so make sure to bring some along with you.

AlMar offers brunch on the weekends. We recommend the paccheri, asparagus frittatina, egg in a cloud, or fava bean puree. Be sure to order a delicious cocktail to go along with your meal!


Bluestone Lane DUMBO Cafe

55 Prospect St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 374-6858
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Looking for a healthier spot to grab some brunch? Head over to Bluestone Lan DUMBO Cafe. Serving Australian-influenced cuisine made from healthy and seasonal ingredients, you can feel good about eating the food at this spot.

Bluestone Lan DUMBO Cafe serves brunch all day, so stop by any time you’re craving brunch. Be sure to try the best mates bowl, soft chili scramble with avocado, athletes burrito, or banana bread. Don’t forget to try a cocktail made with the house coffee!


Amarachi

189 Bridge St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 222-1010
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Hoping to try something new? We suggest Amarachi. This local restaurant serves Nigerian, Caribbean, and American cuisine. With delicious cocktails and an upscale environment, this is the perfect place for brunch after a long week.

Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Amarachi. This is perfect for special occasions like birthdays, showers, and more. With plenty of tasty options to try for brunch, mimosas by the pitcher, and a live DJ, this is a spot you’re bound to love!


Vinegar Hill House

72 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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With a variety of places to dine in, Vinegar Hill House can be your go-to brunch spot no matter what the weather conditions are. This spot is located on the Brooklyn Waterfront and offers a sidewalk dining area, garden, or main dining room.

Vinegar Hill House offers brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. We recommend the greek yogurt, sourdough blueberry pancake, omelette, or mortadella and provolone press. Be sure to order a cocktail, too to complete your meal!


Bacchus

409-411, 1702, Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 852-1572
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In the mood for some French food? We suggest Bacchus. This little bistro serves classic French dishes and top-notch wine. With indoor seating and a back garden, you’ll be able to stay warm in the cold or soak up the sun on nice days.

Bacchus hosts brunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to try the brunch burger, french onion soup, crab cake benedict, or octopus. Don’t forget to take advantage of the bottomless mimosas for $30!


Atrium DUMBO

15 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 858-1095
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Another French spot you won’t want to miss is Atrium DUMBO. Housed in a two-level building, this local restaurant is housed in a trendy and chic interior. They also have a plant wall to make it even better.

Atrium’s brunch menu has so many amazing things to taste. Try out the angus beef burger, cuban sandwich, pancake with chicken, or lobster benedict. Bottles of wine are half-off on Sundays, so make sure to check them out before you leave!


Pollo D’Oro

306 Gold St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 855-8088
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A great place to broaden your horizons is Pollo D’Oro. This local restaurant serves Peruvian cuisine unlike any other spot. With outdoor seating and a few signature cocktails, you’ll have everything handy for a perfect brunch.

Brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday at Pollo D’Oro. We recommend the oro bites, arroz con pato, salmon d oro, or french toast. Be sure to take advantage of their 1.5 hour bottomless mimosa or sangria deal for $28 per person!


Colonie

127 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 855-7500
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With an emphasis on supporting local business and keep sustainability in mind, Colonie is a great place to grab some brunch. This restaurant serves American cuisine made from ingredients sourced from local farms. They also serve natural and sustainable wine.

Colonie serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to try the mushroom pate crostino, ricotta bomboloni, Turkish eggs, or chocolate budino. Don’t forget to take a look at their cocktail list!


Verde on Smith

216 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 222-1525
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This spot, established in 2009, is another amazing brunch restaurant. Verde on Smith serves Italian cuisine in a casual yet intimate setting, so it works for any occasion. This spot has an outdoor patio equipped to handle any weather conditions, so you can also visit all year round.

Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the week at Verde on Smith. They offer a one hour bottomless brunch deal for $19.99 per person with the purchase of an entree. You’ll have the choice of mimosas, bellinis, bloody marys, or screwdrivers for endless drinks!


Boutros

185 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 403-0055
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When you want a unique twist on the classics, swing over to Boutros. This local restaurant serves American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. With a community focus featuring shareable plates, an inviting atmosphere, and communal tables, you’ll feel right at home here.

Boutros holds brunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. We recommend the bulgur fried rice soujouk, shakshuka, Mexican chocolate atayaf fried pancakes, or challah french toast. Be sure to sip on a cocktail while you eat!


Chez Moi

135 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (347) 227-8337
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An additional French spot serving a mean brunch is Chez Moi. This local restaurant serves French cuisine in a sleek, refined, and high-end spot perfect for special occasions or even casual ones.

Brunch starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Chez Moi. Be sure to try the quiche lorraine, croque monsieur, french toast, or crispy chicken sandwich. Don’t forget to order a cocktail or take advantage of their bottomless coffee deal with your meal!


Cafe d’Avignon – Dekalb Market Hall

Dekalb Market Hall, 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: ((929) 378-4848
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Seeing as this spot is a bakery, it’s no wonder that Cafe d’Avignon serves such a delicious brunch. This local bakery offers bread and pastries made with European traditions at the forefront. The perfect spot for a fast brunch, you’ll find yourself visiting this spot frequently.

Cafe d’Avignon serves breakfast and lunch all day, so you can stop by for brunch any time during business hours. Try out the coconut yogurt bowl, scrambled egg toast, spinach and feta quiche, or taboulé grain bowl!


Black Walnut

140 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (929) 337-1280

Finishing up our list of brunches is Black Walnut. Located inside the Hilton Brooklyn, this restaurant serves American cuisine with southern and Asian twists. With a high-end setting and pleasant atmosphere, this is a great spot for a special event.

Brunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Black Walnut. We recommend the bread pudding french toast, breakfast crepe, cheddar omelette, or smoked salmon platter. Be sure to visit for dinner some time, too!


Final Thoughts

After reading this list, it’s pretty clear that this part of Brooklyn is full of amazing options for brunch, no matter what your preferences are. Though choosing a spot to eat can be overwhelming, you don’t have to sweat it anymore now that you’ve got this list.

Which brunch are you excited to try first? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you tell us about it and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Kyle Green

Kyle lives in Center City, Philadelphia, and never passes up the opportunity to try a new restaurant. As a former New Yorker of 7 years, he enjoys regular trips up to NYC to visit friends and enjoys all the restaurants and activities both cities have to offer.