The best part of living in Brooklyn is by far the weekend brunch, a day’s delicious sustenance in one sitting. To help Brokelyn readers through the midweek slog, I’ve compiled a list of ten favorite spots that offer sumptuous fare at reasonable prices, with complimentary extras ranging from baskets of fresh baked goods to bottomless mimosas. Did I miss your favorite Brooklyn brunch spot? Do tell!
The Spot, 417 Prospect Pl., Prospect Heights, (718) 638-1733
Price: $12.95 prix fixe
Two words: unlimited mimosas. Choose any brunch item on the menu and drink mimosas or champagne to your heart’s content. As soon as you take a sip, a friendly waitress is there to refill your glass. We’d sign on just for the booze alone but food options include scrumptious peanut butter pancakes and a create-your-own four egg omelette. Coffee or tea also included in price.
Harefield Road, 769 Metropolitan Ave., East Williamsburg, (718) 388-6870
Price: $12 prix fixe
Just off the Graham Ave. L subway stop, Harefield offers a $12 brunch accompanied by your choice of a bloody mary or mimosa. You won’t even notice the wait with coffee (or tea) in-hand, which is also included with brunch and available at the bar upon arrival. Entrees include eggs benedict, burgers, our favorite, the breakfast burrito, and epic salmon toast. Other perks include their extensive outdoor patio but remember, cash only!
Miriam, 79 5th Ave., Park Slope, (718) 622-2250
Price: $12.50 entrees
Miriam is a favorite with Park Slope residents and we can’t blame them. Whether it’s the chocolate chip whole wheat pancakes, the challah french toast, or the mushroom, thyme, and fontina omelette that reels you in, you’ll surely enjoy the obliging staff and the complimentary coffee with all entree orders. A la carte items and sides are also available.
Rice, 81 Washington St., DUMBO, (718) 222-9880
Price: $15 prix fixe or $20 with bottomless mimosas
Rice’s $15 prix fixe brunch includes one brunch main, a side, coffee or tea and fresh orange juice or a mimosa. For only $5 more, you’ll get all of the above plus bottomless mimosas. Rice benedict, one of the more exotic mains, is served with poached eggs on sweet corn arepas, house cured pork loin, lime hollandaise, salsa fresca, and avocado salsa.
S’Nice, 315 5th Ave., Park Slope, (718) 788-2121
Price: $2.75-8.75 per item
If you’re looking for some good a la carte vegetarian dishes, S’Nice is a great casual brunch spot to take-out or eat-in. With many vegan and vegetarian menu options, such as the splendid tofu scramble wrap ($6) and steel cut oatmeal ($4.50), S’Nice has something for everyone. Cash only.
Cafecito Bogota, 1015 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, (718) 569-0077
Price: $14.50 prix fixe
This Latin American joint serves your brunch complete with up to three refills of an exotic boozy beverage. Choose from Colombian refajo, an águila beer, colombiana champagne soda, passion fruit sangría, or a mimosa. If you’re not up for the alcohol, you can also choose from their freshly-made juice of the day, tea, or coffee. Try Bogota’s eggs bolivarianos, made of toasty arepa halves, salchichón (col. salami), and poached eggs smothered in homemade maracuyá (passion fruit) sauce. If you’re a vegetarian, go for the puntaverde, with caramelized tofu, crisp strings beans sautéed in pesto sauce, and topped with sesame.
Milk Bar, 620 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights, (718) 230-0844
Price: $2-$11.50 items
In addition to their life-affirming flat whites, the real draw at Milk Bar is the half order option with many of their brunch items. Choose from a half ($6) or full ($9) toastie, complete with ham, gruyere cheese and tomato on country style sourdough. We recommend adding avocado to whatever item you choose and don’t forget to tip your adorable Australian waiter.
Dizzy’s, 511 9th St., Park Slope, (718) 499-1966
Price: $14.95 prix fixe or $16.95 with brunch cocktail
Behold the beauty of the Dizzy’s infamous bread basket filled with muffins, biscuits, and the best fruit-infused butter, included in Dizzy’s prix fixe brunch along with a juice of your choice and bottomless coffee or tea. Entree items range from huevos rancheros to the glorious amaretto and pecan french toast and Dizzy’s own super burger. Certain brunch combos are even priced lower than the prix fixe above.
Taqueria des los Muertos, 663 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights, (718) 484-0310
Price: $12 prix fixe
This fabulous Mexican spot in Prospect Heights now offers brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays! Brunch comes complete with mango or orange juice and coffee or tea. Stop in for some Mexican French toast stuffed with chocolate and topped with carmelized bananas. We’re already salivating.
Bliss, 191 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, (718) 599-2547
Price: $1.50-$8.25 brunch items
Bliss is the perfect brunch for vegetarians and non-veggies alike. Many of their entrees offer both vegan and non-vegan versions; like the breakfast burrito with eggs (6.95) or tofu scramble option (7.50), cheese or vegan cheese, spinach and potato. Choose from vegan or regular sour cream and beans or chili on the side. You also can’t beat their rainbow scalloped interior.