Pizza, homemade truffle cheez whiz and pork biscuits: The 8 best Bushwick brunch spots

Brunch at Forrest Point

Brunch at Forrest Point, via @SarahSandbach on Instagram.

If you’ve been good about budgeting on groceries and busting out your crockpot this winter, you deserve a little springtime splurging. Dare to deviate from your normal hang and head to these Bushwick brunch spots for some our favorite newcomers and oldies but goodies, to satiate all of your weekend (and weekday!) desires. We know brunch by nature is pricy, but read on to see where to get our favorite dishes (and still be able to afford eating the rest of the week). We broke it down by some of the best standbys in the neighborhood, some newcomers to the scene and where you can get brunch beyond usual brunch hours. Just make sure not to piss off your server. 

NAMES TO COUNT ON
These Bushwick legends never disappoint….

Pizza brunch at Roberta's, photo by Deidre Schoo.

Pizza brunch at Roberta’s, photo by Deidre Schoo.

ROBERTA’S
261 Moore St.
Saturday & Sunday 10-4

Bushwick’s favorite pizzeria is also home to a savory brunch where you can still get pizza to cure your hangover. Our morning favorites include soft scrambled eggs with sunflower seed toast ($14) or the traditional Rosso pizza ($12). The banging cocktails go for $12 (we know, we know) but really, who can turn down basil cucumber vodka, pink lemonade and prosecco?

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Hi Hello brunch

Hi Hello photo by Ella Serur.

HI HELLO
247 Starr St.
Saturday & Sunday 11-4

This low-key sandwich shop deviates from their normal burger and homemade truffle cheese whiz (you read that right), to bring you the brunch you counted on before you got drunk on Friday. Score a lamb hot dog with all the fixings for only $6 or try their shrimp and grits and huevos rancheros for $12.

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FORREST POINT
970 Flushing Ave.
Saturday & Sunday 11-4

If its gorgeous backyard garden isn’t enough to draw you into this Bushwick gem, the $19 prix fixe menu should do the trick. Prix fixe includes a main dish, such as their reuben benedict (corned beef, rye toast, sauerkraut, poached eggs and thousand island hollandaise), home fries, coffee, and a choice of mimosa, bloody mary, bellini or michelada. If $19 is too pricy, stick to the breakfast sandwich with house-made sausage and organic eggs for $6. Come for the creative entrees, stay for the hanging lights. You won’t regret it.

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HOURLY OVERACHIEVERS
Craving brunch at a not so brunch-y hour? We’ve got the solution.

The Rookery brunch.

Via The Rookery’s Instagram.

THE ROOKERY
425 Troutman St.
Saturday 12-4:30, Sunday 12-7

The only thing that rivals our love for The Rookery’s contemporary pub aesthetic, is our love for their extended brunch hours. Our picks are the banana battered french toast for $11 and their take on the ultimate breakfast sandwich, egg sammy, for $10. Traditional brunch cocktails range from $6-10, which we can manage. Try to snag a seat at their 16-foot horseshoe bar if you can.

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Tchoup Shop

Via Tchoup Shop’s Instagram

TCHOUP SHOP
50 Wyckoff St. at Heavy Woods Bar
Everyday 11-4

That’s right; at this New Orleans inspired restaurant you can have brunch every single day. They always have a fresh batch of daily specials in addition to their regular menu, so even if you go multiple times per week (we wouldn’t judge you) there are always new options to choose from. When we checked it out, specials included griddled banana bread with Nutella butter for $5 (YUM) and “Carolina Sunrise”- a fried egg, bbq pork biscuit, and cheddar grits for $14.

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Cafe Ghia

Via Cafe Ghia’s website.

CAFE GHIA
24 Irving Ave.
Monday-Friday 8-4, Saturday & Sunday 9-5

Another spot who knows the importance of brunch all week! Choose your own adventure in the form of toppings for your potato bowl (starting at $8), or stick to their beautiful Belgian waffle ($11). Cafe Ghia heard our call for pints of mimosas instead of flutes, so be sure to grab that for $12, or stick to the traditional size for $7. Also with the purchase of an entree on weekdays, you get a coffee for free! Who would turn that down?

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EXCITING NEWCOMERS
Looking for something new? Count on these new front runners changing the brunch scene.

La Garage

Photo via La Garage’s website.

LE GARAGE
157 Suydam St.
Saturday & Sunday 11-4

This mother and daughter shop opened by Rachel and Catherine Allswang features home favorites from their Parisian roots, allowing this garage turned chic restaurant to fulfill your brunchiest desires. You feast on a pork cheek sandwich ($12) while your eyes feast on the innovative decor. We’re also feeling the Le Garage omelette with duck fat potatoes for $10 and the chorizo egg for $11. Not a bad deal.

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And we are thrilled to introduce…

House of Yes

House of Yes’s new brunch menu, via Instagram.

HOUSE OF YES
2 Wyckoff Ave.
Saturday & Sunday 10-4

We already loved this transformative event space, which has homed dance parties and immersive movie nights since it’s inception. But now House of Yes has a new number they’re putting on: brunch. At Disco Brunch on Saturdays you never know when the servers will bust out some sweet moves, or you can just sit back and enjoy a wonderful band at Jazz Brunch on Sundays. The Mediterranean faire never disappoints and the friendly wait staff is super accommodating. We loved the avocado toast with Israeli salad ($8, +$3 for two eggs) and their beautifully fluffy brioche French toast ($12).

Hungry for more brunch recommendations? Check out our guide to Brooklyn brunch spots with unlimited drink specials and brunches that save you money at fancy restaurants