Dumbo, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, is full of amazing restaurants, bars, unique cafes, and more. With so many delicious things to try, you may even feel overwhelmed trying to pick somewhere to eat in this town. So let’s focus on one thing at a time. Though they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I’d argue it’s actually brunch. With everything from decadent french toasts to a hearty burger and morning cocktails, you really can’t go wrong with brunch.
I’ve put together a list of my favorite brunch spots in town, so you don’t have to go searching for hours on end. From small cafes to fancy spots overlooking the river, there’s a spot for every occasion on my list. Keep reading to learn a bit about each place!
Best Brunch Restaurants in Dumbo
- Bluestone Lane DUMBO Cafe
- The River Cafe
- Atrium DUMBO
- GRAN ELECTRICA
- The Archway Bar & Grill
- Vinegar Hill House
- Buttermilk Channel
- Westville Dumbo
- Cheryl’s Global Soul
- Clinton Street Baking Company
111 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 855-5288
In the mood for some Italian food? Head over to AlMar for brunch. This local restaurant serves classic Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming interior. It’s a cash-only spot however, so be sure to bring some with you.
Brunch is served on the weekends at AlMar. We recommend the egg in a cloud, shrimp risotto, eggs in purgatory, or porcini and truffle ravioli. Be sure to grab a delicious cocktail to complete your meal!
Bluestone Lane DUMBO Cafe
55 Prospect St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 374-6858
If you’re hoping for a healthier option for brunch, swing by Bluestone Land DUMBO Cafe. This local cafe serves Australian-influenced cuisine made from healthy and seasonal ingredients. They also offer a wide variety of coffee drinks.
Brunch is served all day at Bluestone Land DUMBO Cafe, so you can come by at your leisure. Be sure to try the best mates bowl, B.L.A.T.E., green baked eggs, or breakfast bowl. Don’t forget to try a signature cocktail made from their own coffee!
The River Cafe
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 522-5200
Looking for a gorgeous spot to grab brunch in town? We suggest The River Cafe. This local restaurant serves New American cuisine and is actually Michelin-starred. Offering beautiful views of Manhattan, this is perfect spot for a classy brunch.
The River Cafe has a formal dress code, so make sure you arrive in some formal attire. Brunch at this spot is set at a fixed price and is two courses. Reviewers recommend saving room for dessert and ordering some wine or a cocktail here!
15 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 858-1095
Another French restaurant that serves a top-notch brunch is Atrium DUMBO. This local restaurant is housed in a two-level building with a chic interior including a plant wall, making this the perfect place for brunch (especially if you want to take pictures)!
Atrium’s brunch menu is complete with numerous tasty dishes. We recommend the pancake with chicken, salmon filet, steak with eggs, or lobster benedict. Be sure to check out the wine list, bottles are half-off on Sundays!
5 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 852-2700
If you like Mexican food, you’re going to love brunch at Gran Electrica. This local restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine including hand-pressed tortillas and house-made sauces. They also serve high-quality cocktails made with liquor from top-notch distilleries.
Brunch is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Gran Electrica. Be sure to try the huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, quesadillas de chilorio, or carnitas tacos. Don’t forget to order a bloody maria or a mimosa with your meal!
The Archway Bar & Grill
57B Pearl St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 522-3455
Opened in 2012, The Archway Bar & Grill is a charming coffee shop, great for brunch. Serving healthy sandwiches, salads, and other dishes, there’s plenty to choose from here. People love the friendly staff and environment at this spot.
The Archway Bar & Grill offers brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the week. Try out the sriracha breakfast sandwich, baked eggs, Mediterranean platter, or smoked salmon breakfast sandwich. Make sure to sip on a juice or a smoothie while you enjoy your food!
Vinegar Hill House
72 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
With three different spots for dining, Vinegar Hill House is a wonderful spot for brunch no matter what the weather is like. Located on the Brooklyn waterfront you’ll be able to enjoy your meal in the sidewalk dining area, garden, or in the main dining room.
Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Vinegar Hill House. We recommend the sourdough blueberry pancake, smoked trout rilletes, or mortadella and provolone press. Be sure to grab a cocktail to go with your meal!
524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 852-8490
With over 1,000 reviews on Google, Buttermilk Channel is a popular spot for brunch in town. Serving American comfort cuisine in a charming and quaint interior, perfect for enjoying some company and your day off.
Buttermilk Channel offers brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to try the pecan pie french toast, buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, a-b-c grilled cheese, or fried pork chop and cheddar waffles. Don’t forget the bellini or a mimosa!
81 Washington St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 618-5699
Focusing on fresh produce and locally-sourced produce, Westville Dumbo is sure to provide you with the freshest brunch in town. With plenty of glowing reviews, it’s obvious this is a spot you won’t want to miss. Reviewers love the food, drinks, and cozy atmosphere here.
Westville Dumbo serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to stop by then. Try out the baked challah bread french toast, California benedict, Westville jumbo banana pancake, or brunch caesar with poached eggs!
Cheryl’s Global Soul
236 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (347) 529-2855
If you’re feeling a little adventurous, we suggest heading to Cheryl’s Global Soul for brunch. Serving soul food made unique with seasonal and global ingredients, you’ll be able to try something new and delicious here.
Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at Cheryl’s Global Soul. We recommend the brioche french toast, Bruce sandwich, pancakes and crispy fried chicken, or fish and chips. Be sure to sip on a mimosa or bloody mary while you eat!
Clinton Street Baking Company
4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (646) 602-6263
Clinton Street Baking Company, another popular restaurant, has nearly 3,500 reviews about its delicious food and great service. Open since 2001, this restaurant serves classic American cuisine. As a bakery and restaurant, nearly every ingredient like tortillas, biscuits, and hot sauce are made in-house.
Clinton Street Baking Company’s brunch is full of tasty options to choose from. Be sure to try the latke eggs benedict, brioche french toast, fried chicken and waffle, or country breakfast. Don’t forget the fresh squeezed orange juice!
40 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Completing our list of brunches in town is Butler. This neighborhood cafe serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, so whatever you’re in the mood for you’ll be able to find here. With tasty meals, fresh-baked pastries, and high-quality espresso, you can’t go wrong at Butler.
Open from about 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can stop by at virtually any time of the day to enjoy brunch here. Try out the açai bowl, Butler avocado toast, roasted sunchoke wrap, or herb roast chicken sandwich. Make sure to grab a pastry like breakfast empanada, everything cruffin, or triple chocolate croissant!
So, the next time you’re planning to grab some brunch, you’ll know exactly where to go in this Brooklyn neighborhood. From classic brunch spots to more innovative ones, there’s so many delicious options to try in Dumbo.
Which brunch will you 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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