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Where to Get Brunch in Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, is home to many cultural events including music and sports events. But did you know it also has a wide variety of cuisines and restaurants to try? When you don’t know what to eat, it can be hard to choose a spot to grab food, especially if you haven’t been to a lot of spots before. So let’s narrow it down. I recommend checking out the brunch restaurants in town.

three friends eating delicious brunch in prospect heights

I’ve put together a list of my favorite places to grab brunch so that you don’t have to spend hours searching for the perfect restaurant. Whether you like American classics or foreign cuisine, there’s a spot for it all on my list. Keep reading to learn a bit about each brunch!


79 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 622-2250
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An increasingly popular spot for brunch in town is Miriam. This local restaurant serves Israeli cuisine unlike any other place. With over 1,000 glowing reviews and an emphasis on the use of local ingredients, this spot definitely won’t let you down. Miriam serves a brunch menu with a wide variety of tasty options. We recommend the croissant sandwich, herbed eggs, challah croque madame, or challah french toast. Be sure to sip on a cocktail with your food!

Caffe De Martini

609 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (929) 306-8332
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With a near-perfect rating from plenty of reviewers, Caffe De Martini is another great stop for some brunch. Serving authentic Italian cuisine in a charming little coffee shop, this is the perfect place to escape the crowds. Caffe De Martini serves brunch dishes all day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to try the arepa, panino veggie, farro salad, or signature breakfast. Don’t forget to grab a few pastries and a coffee on your way out!


688 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (347) 318-3643
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Looking for a spot with American cuisine but with a bit of a twist? Head over to Mayfield. This local restaurant serves modern interpretations of American classics you won’t want to miss. Housed in a spacious spot with a vintage-inspired theme, this spot is welcoming to people of every background. Brunch is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Mayfield. Try out the eggs Atlantic, fried eggplant sandwich, steak and eggs, or french toast. Make sure to grab a drink or some ricotta donuts to finish your meal!

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Tom’s Restaurant

782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 636-9738
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When you’re craving brunch at a random time during the day, swing by Tom’s Restaurant. Open since 1936, this local restaurant serves breakfast and lunch all day. Family-owned and operated, you’ll feel right at home when you eat here. Tom’s is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, so be sure to stop by between these hours. We recommend the Belgian waffle sundae, Mexican omelet, lemon ricotta pancakes, or chili cheese burger deluxe. Be sure to order a milkshake or root beer float on your way out!

Cheryl’s Global Soul

236 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (347) 529-2855
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Not quite sure what you’re in the mood for? We suggest Cheryl’s Global Soul. This restaurant serves soul food with global and seasonal twists. With a garden and delicious food, this is perfect place for brunch. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at Cheryl’s Global Soul. Be sure to try the pancakes and crispy fried chicken, brie, scallion and tomato omelet, Kenny sandwich, or breakfast sandwich. Don’t forget to order a mimosa or bloody mary!


606 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 576-6120
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Serving Italian-American cuisine for every meal including brunch, Faun is a well-known spot for the meal. With a focus on local ingredients as well as dishes and drinks made by hand, you can count on everything being spectacular at this spot. Faun offers brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Try out the french toast, porchetta sandwich, shakshuka, or chicken BLT. Make sure to sip on a handcrafted cocktail while you enjoy your meal!

Ciao, Gloria

550 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (716) 666-2426
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Hoping to grab brunch at a more low-key spot? Take a look at Ciao, Gloria. This neighborhood cafe and bakery offers pastries, coffee, and full meals. With American classics as well as traditional Italian offerings, you can have the best of both worlds here. Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, you can get your fix for delicious food anytime throughout the day. We recommend the sweet ricotta toast, PEC sandwich, la monella, or grain bowl. Be sure to grab some fresh baked goods, too!

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Shane’s Brooklyn

794 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 872-6900

Another laid-back spot with a tasty brunch is Shane’s Brooklyn. This local cafe serves American comfort food, so you’ll be able to find whatever you’re craving here. With over 700 reviews, it’s clear people really enjoy this restaurant. Shane’s is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week. Be sure to try the chicken and waffles, lemon poppy seed pancakes, shrimp and grits, or eggs benedict. Don’t forget to try a mimosa while you’re there!


659 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 552-2610
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Looking for the freshest spot for brunch? Be sure to try Olmsted. This restaurant is locally-owned and operated and was even built by the owners themselves. With a focus on seasonal ingredients and the use of some from their garden in the back, you can count on this food being a fresh as possible. Brunch is available from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Olmsted. Try out the fro-yo “brunched,” BEC egg rolls, sourdough waffle, or krapfen donuts. Make sure to order a cocktail or glass of wine to go with your meal!

Doughnut Plant

245 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (212) 505-3700 ext. 245
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Need to find a quick spot for brunch? Try out Doughnut Plant. As you may have guessed from the name, this local spot serves a wide variety of doughnuts perfect for grabbing on-the-go or curing a hangover. Doughnut Plant offers several different kinds of doughnuts all of which have an array of flavors to choose from. We recommend the Brooklyn blackout, creme brulee, coconut cream, or tres leches. Be sure to grab a latte, tea, or hot chocolate, too!

Penny House Cafe

732 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (347) 240-7281
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Established in 2009, Penny House Cafe has been pleasing the community with its food and drinks for years. Serving breakfast and lunch all day, this is the perfect spot for brunch whenever you want it. This spot is housed in a cozy cafe setting, so you can take your food to go or enjoy your company and dine in. Penny House Cafe is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week. Be sure to try the Penny House club, the conflicted, three cheese omelette, or a bagel. Don’t forget to sip on some coffee like a raspberry or peppermint mocha!

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637 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 484-1122
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Hoping to grab some brunch at a spot with vegan and vegetarian options? Look no further than Nurish. With a focus on clean and healthy foods, this restaurant provides tasty dishes made from the best ingredients. Reviewers have given this spot a 4.9 star rating, so you can bet it’ll be good. Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, you can stop by this restaurant at your leisure. Try out the bragging rights, yes ma’am, rude boi, or build-you-own salad or bowl. Make sure to sip on a juice or smoothie to complete your meal!

Stone Park Cafe

324 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 369-0082
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With over 600 positive reviews, Stone Park Cafe is clearly a popular brunch spot in town – and for good reason. This local restaurant serves New American cuisine made from seasonal and local ingredients. Housed in a relaxed setting, this spot is great for any occasion. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stone Park Cafe. We recommend the french toast, breakfast quesadilla, Stone Park burger, or SPC egg sandwich. Be sure to try a cocktail too like the blood orange champagne cocktail or Stone Park’s famous bloody mary!

Sunshine Co.

780 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (347) 750-5275
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Finishing up our list of brunches is Sunshine Co. Though this spot is a cocktail bar, you won’t want to write it off just yet. Serving American cuisine and innovative cocktails, you’ll have everything you need here. Sunshine Co. hosts brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to try the shrimp and grits, brussel sprout hash, french toast, or huevos rancheros. Don’t forget to sip on a bloody mary, mimosa, or michelada!

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Written by Kyle Green

Kyle lives never passes up the opportunity to try a new restaurant. As a former New Yorker of 7 years, he enjoys regular trips to NYC to visit friends and enjoys all the restaurants and activities the city have to offer. He also spends time on the road tasting and reviewing other restaurant scenes around the country.