The Best Brunch in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick

With so many great places to eat in Williamsburg and its surrounding ‘burbs, finding the perfect spot for weekend brunch can be a hard decision. Sure, you could wait in line for two hours at Egg or Five Leaves, listening to inane conversations about fixed gear bikes, Girls, and lofi shock-rap, but who wants to waste the whole day waiting for an egg sandwich when there are so many less-crowded places to choose from. (For those who possess more patience than us, Egg or Five Leaves both have fantastic food.) Here’s our list of favorite places to have brunch.

Northeast Kingdom Shrimp & Grits

Northeast Kingdom Shrimp & Grits (c/o Becky Quan)

NORTHEAST KINGDOM

TAGS: American Nouveau, Brunch (Weekends), Bushwick, Hipster Spottings, Moderately Priced, Recommended

Must have dish: Bushwick Shrimp and Grits (Shrimp and Poached Eggs, Fiery Tomato Sauce, Anson Mills Grits, Scallions)
Average wait time: 20 min
Breakfast cocktail: NEK Bloody Mary: Vodka, Seasonal Pickled Vegetables
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun, 11am to 3pm
View the Brunch Menu
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Le Barricou Pancakes

Le Barricou Pancakes (c/o TeenAngster)

LE BARRICOU

TAGS: Brunch (Weekends), Delivery, Fairly Cheap, French, Lorimer, Open Late, Recommended

Must have dish: Pancakes
Average wait time: 20 min
Breakfast cocktail: Bloody Mary
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm
View the Brunch Menu (pdf)
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sweet-chick

Sweet Chick

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Must have dish: Chicken and waffles
Average wait time: 10 min
Breakfast cocktail: “Tiger Woods Y’all” – honey whiskey, cognac and lemon in an Arnold Palmer in a mason jar
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sunday 11am-4pm
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Juliette Eggs Benedict

Juliette Eggs Benedict (c/o pixiegirl729)

JULIETTE

TAGS: Bedford, French, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Moderately Priced, Recommended

Must have dish: Eggs Benedict: prosciutto cotto, hollandaise sauce & home fries
Average wait time: 30 min
Breakfast cocktail: Juliette Spritz: aperol, sparkling wine & orange juice
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun 10:30am – 3pm
View the Brunch Menu
Added Plus: Dine outdoors
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Rabbithole French Toast

Rabbithole French Toast (c/o notboredny)

RABBITHOLE

TAGS: Bakery, Bedford, Breakfast, Brunch (Weekends), Coffee Shop/Cafe, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Moderately Priced, South Williamsburg

Must have dish: Stuffed French Toast (Housemade Brioche with Strawberry Masarpone)
Average wait time: 10 min
Breakfast cocktail: Mimosa
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun 11am – 3pm
View the Brunch Menu
Added Plus: Dine outdoors
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Walter Foods Breakfast Sandwich

Walter Foods Breakfast Sandwich (c/o foodspotting)

WALTER FOODS

TAGS: Bedford, Brunch (Weekends), Fairly Expensive, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Lorimer, Open Late, Recommended, Seafood, South Williamsburg

Must have dish: Breakfast Sandwich – Bacon, egg and cheese on a soft roll with hash browns (or skip straight to lunch with the French dip and fries)
Average wait time: 15 min
Breakfast cocktail: Tequlia Sunrise
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun 10:30am – 3pm
View the Brunch Menu
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Pierogis at Lomzynianka

Pierogis at Lomzynianka (c/o amateurspalate)

LOMZYNIANKA

TAGS: Breakfast, Brunch (Daily), Cheap, Greenpoint, Polish

Must have dish: Pierogis
Average wait time: none
Breakfast cocktail: It’s BYOB so grab a polish beer at the market
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun opens at noon
View the Brunch Menu
Added Plus: It’s dirt cheap and it’s BYOB!
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Brooklyn Star

Brooklyn Star Fried Pork Chop, Fried Eggs, and White Grits (c/o Serious Eats)

BROOKLYN STAR

TAGS: American Traditional, Lorimer, Open Late, Restaurants, Southern

Must have dish: Fried Pork Chop, Fried Eggs, and White Grits and definitely don’t miss the chicken and waffles
Average wait time: none
Breakfast cocktail: Breakfast Negroni (campari, sweet vermouth, lime, fresh grapefruit juice) and/or bloody mary with beef stock
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun, 12 pm to 4 pm
View the Brunch Menu
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Sel de Mer

Sel de Mer (c/o mightysweet)

SEL DE MER

TAGS: American Nouveau, Brunch (Weekends), Graham, Mediterranean, Seafood

Must have dish: Crabcake Benedict or Salmon Benedict
Average wait time: 10min
Breakfast cocktail: Bellini
Hours: Fri-Sun: 11am-4pm
View the Brunch Menu
Added Plus: It’s cheap!
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The Omelette at Diner

(c/o Abby & Sam’s Kitchen)

DINER

TAGS: American Nouveau, American Traditional, Bedford, Brunch (Weekends), Burgers, Diner, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Open Late, South Williamsburg

Must have dish: Seasonal omelet
Average wait time: 20 min
Breakfast cocktail: Mimosa
Brunch Hours: Sat-Sun 11 am – 4 pm
View the Brunch Menu
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Pies n Thighs - Chicken and Waffles

Pies n Thighs – Chicken and Waffles

PIES-N-THIGHS

TAGS: Bedford, Breakfast, Brunch (Weekends), Delivery, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Hipster Spottings, Open Late, South Williamsburg, Southern

Must have dish: Chicken and Waffles
Average wait time: 20 min
Breakfast cocktail: Michelado (Hot Sauce, Lime, Pacifico)
Hours: 10AM-4PM Sat and Sun
View the Brunch Menu
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Allswell

Allswell egg sandwich (c/o tokyohanna)

ALLSWELL

TAGS: American Nouveau, Bedford, Fancy Cocktails, Moderately Priced, Open Late

Must have dish: Sausage and egg sandwich or skip straight to lunch and try their AMAZING crispy chicken sandwich which sounds boring, but it’s not.
Average wait time: 15 minutes
Breakfast cocktail: the amazing Bloody Mary
Brunch Hours: 10am-4pm daily
View the Brunch Menu (subject to change often)
Added plus: The serve brunch DAILY!
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Dumont Donuts

Dumont Donuts

DUMONT

TAGS: American Nouveau, Brunch (Weekends), Burgers, Fancy Cocktails, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Lorimer

Must have dish: Huevos Rancheros, oh, and try the donuts
Average wait time: 15min
Breakfast cocktail: Dill Fresca – (Hendrick’s Gin, St. Germain, Cucumber, Lemon, Dill)
Brunch Hours: Sat: 11am-3pm, Sun: 11am-3:30pm
View the Brunch Menu
Added plus: dine outdoors in their fantastic garden
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Rye Benedict

Rye Benedict (image c/o nicolettesara)

RYE

TAGS: American Nouveau, Bedford, Brunch (Weekends), Fancy Cocktails, Open Late, South Williamsburg

Must have dish: Rye Benedict (made with pork belly)
Average wait time: none
Breakfast cocktail: Bloody Mary which is made with a touch of anise
Brunch Hours: Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm
View the Brunch Menu
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Roberta's

Roberta’s french toast (c/o bexheartsyou)

ROBERTA’S

TAGS: Brunch (Weekends), Bushwick, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Hipster Spottings, Italian, Pizza

Must have dish: Split a Bee Sting pie to start, then move on to the sausage, egg and cheese on a potato roll
Average wait time: 15 minutes
Breakfast cocktail: Seasonal IPA
Brunch Hours: Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm
View the Brunch Menu
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ROBERTA’S »

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Runner Ups

  • Tabare – Amazingly friendly and always fresh with a romantic atmosphere.
  • Egg – Great food, if you don’t mind the wait.
  • Five Leaves – See Egg.
  • Fiore – No frills food at reasonable prices and great for groups.
  • Aurora – Outdoor dining at a new Williamsburg classic.
  • Rosarito Fish Shack – When you want tacos with your bloody mary.
  • Enids – Great cheese grits.
  • Harefield Road – Sunday brunch = free mimosa or bloody mary!
  • Vamos al Tequila – Our favorite huevos rancheros.
  • The Manhattan Inn – Piano bar brunch = a great way to start your day.

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Fiona Goldstein is the food editor of Free Williamsburg. Contact her at mail@freewilliamsburg.com for any questions/comments.