As a neighborhood in Brooklyn, it’s no surprise Fort Greene is full of things to do, see, eat, and drink. Though this spot has a wide variety of restaurants and bars to try, I would say the best of the best are the brunch restaurants. With every breakfast and lunch dish you could dream of as well as amazing cocktails like mimosas and blood marys, you really can’t go wrong with brunch.
So, I’ve put together a list of my favorite brunch places in town so you’ll know exactly where to go. From classic American cuisine to Caribbean food and German plates, there’s something for everyone’s taste here. Whether you want a nice spot to sit down or a quick place to grab a bite, this list has got it all. Keep reading to learn more about each location!
184 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (917) 909-1023
If you like Mediterranean food, you’re going to love brunch at Miss Ada. This local restaurant serves Mediterranean and Israeli cuisine and cocktails. With outdoor seating in addition to the dining room, you can visit this spot any time of the year. Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Miss Ada. We recommend the french toast, shakshuka, chocolat babka, or Israeli breakfast. Be sure to grab a brunch cocktail to go with your food!
171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 643-7003
Similar to the last spot on our list, Olea is a Mediterranean restaurant with a delicious brunch. This spot serves authentic Mediterranean dishes as well as sangria and other tasty drinks. Housed in a bohemian chic and plant-filled interior, you’ll feel comfortable and welcomed at this spot. Olea serves brunch all day, so you can satisfy your craving no matter what time of day. Be sure to try the green eggs and lamb, brioche french toast, Olea beef brisket sandwich, or vegan merguez burger!
166 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 488-7800
With hundreds of glowing reviews about the food, portions, and prices, it’s no surprise people choose Walter’s for brunch. This local restaurant serves American cuisine from morning til night. With a hipster atmosphere, this is the perfect trendy place to grab food. Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Walter’s. Try out the fried chicken and waffles, salmon donburi, saigon sandwich, or steak and eggs. Make sure to try one of their brunch cocktails!
Imani Caribbean Kitchen & Bar
271 Adelphi St, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (718) 923-0100
Looking to try something different? Check out Imani Caribbean Kitchen & Bar. This local restaurant serves Caribbean comfort cuisine, perfect for a brunch with friends. With nearly 800 reviews, it’s obvious people really love this spot. Imani Caribbean Kitchen & Bar serves brunch from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We recommend the coconut french toast, sweet country combo, bake and shark, banana waffles, or short ribs poutine. Be sure to try one of their cocktails on the rocks or frozen!
1 S Elliott Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 852-8582
If French food is more your vibe, swing by Cafe Paulette for brunch. Serving French cuisine and a long list of wine, you’ll find everything you need here. With a cozy interior and an inviting atmosphere, you’ll want to keep coming back. Cafe Paulette’s brunch menu is full of delicious options to choose from. Be sure to try the croque-monsieur, Belgian waffles, oeufs benedicte, or burger paulette. Don’t forget to sip on a bellini or mimosa!
219 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (347) 689-4287
Hoping to enjoy some brunch while you soak up the sun? Give Colonia Verde a visit. Serving Latin American cuisine, you’ll be able to enjoy some of your favorite dishes at this spot. With an open-air, greenhouse-like back patio, you can enjoy the nice weather and sunshine while you drink and eat. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Colonia Verde. Try out the breakfast tacos, duck confit chilaquiles, shrimp tacos, or CV burger. Make sure to sip on a brunch cocktail while you’re there!
Coffee Project New York | Fort Greene
78 Rockwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (585) 888-3153
Founded in 2015, Coffee Project New York is a great spot for a quick brunch. Serving delicious coffee, sandwiches, and some baked goods, you’ll find whatever you need to help you wake up or cure your hangover. Coffee Project New York is open from early morning until late afternoon. We recommend the oven roasted turkey and cheese croissant, egg salad croissant, or a baked good like a lemon loaf or Belgian waffle. Be sure to try a coffee as well like the mocha or flatwhite!
287 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (718) 935-9331
If you like seafood, be sure to try Bar Bolinas the next time you grab brunch. This local restaurant serves California-style seafood and other New American cuisine. With a beach-inspired interior and decor, you’ll feel like you took a trip to the West Coast. Brunch is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Bar Bolinas. Be sure to try the egg sandwich, huevos rancheros, breakfast burrito, or banana mochi muffin. Don’t forget the blood mary or a glass of wine!
Putnam’s Pub & Cooker
419 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (347) 799-2382
Looking for a casual spot to grab brunch with friends or family? We suggest Putnam’s Pub & Cooker. This neighborhood gastropub serves upscale bar food and local craft beers. With a bar-style atmosphere, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your company. Putnam’s Pub & Cooker offers brunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Try out the Putnam’s burger, organic three egg omelette, eggs benedict, or french toast. Make sure to try one of their innovative brunch cocktails!
378 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (929) 295-0784
Another brunch spot serving New American cuisine is Gentleman Farmer. This local restaurant is highly rated with over 200 wonderful reviews. People especially love the food, atmosphere, and service here. Gentleman Farmer’s brunch menu is fairly eclectic with plenty of flavors and dishes to try. We recommend the french toast, banh mi, shakshuka, or eggs benedict. Be sure to grab a drink or two to complete your meal!
Black Forest Brooklyn
733 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 935-0300
Feeling a little adventurous? We suggest Black Forest Brooklyn. Opened in 2013, this local restaurant serves German cuisine and beers. With a warm atmosphere and a casual vibe, this spot is great for any occasion. Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday starting at 12 p.m. at Black Forest Brooklyn. Try out the pork schnitzel, biscuits and sausage gravy, veal schnitzel, or potato latkes. Make sure to take advantage of their 2 hour bottomless mimosa deal for only $25!
211 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (929) 298-0209
When you want to try a unique spot for brunch, try out Evelina. This local restaurant serves Mediterranean-Italian cuisine and cocktails that you won’t want to miss. With an open and well-lit dining room, this spot will invite you to visit every weekend. Evelina serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. We recommend the duck n’ waffles, spicy eggs in purgatory, lemon scone, or french toast. Be sure to sip on a brunch cocktail!
64-B Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (347) 689-2344
If you like supporting local businesses, make sure you try Baba Cool. This little neighborhood cafe serves espresso, breakfast, and lunch cuisine. Baba Cool partners with plenty of other local businesses, so you can feel good about spending your money here. Open from early morning to night, you can grab brunch at Baba Cool whenever you prefer. Be sure to try the strawberry chia pudding, baba bowl, jerk chicken, or carny breakfast. Don’t forget to try a signature latte like the Fort Greene fog, tumeric, or matcha!
524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 852-8490
Last but certainly not least on our list is Buttermilk Channel. This spot serves classic American comfort cuisine, making their brunch super popular. The hundreds of reviews about the food here, you’ll want to put this place at the top of your list. Buttermilk Channel offers brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Try out the pecan pie french toast, eggs huntington, short rib hash, or fried pork chop and cheddar waffles. Make sure to wash it down with a cocktail or two!