It’s a universally acknowledged truth that brunch is just about the best thing ever. But all those eggs, pancakes and unlimited mimosas are usually only available on Saturday and Sunday mornings (or, err, afternoons?), and if you’re like me, a wonky weekend work schedule might be keeping you from all the fun. But have no fear, Brokesters, because we found a whole bunch of weekday brunch spots in Brooklyn that serve frittatas, and occasionally even bloodys on the weekdays, just for you! Food Baby Tuesday, anyone?
24 Irving Ave, Bushwick, 718-821-8806
Daily brunch, 10 am-4:30pm
This Bushwick brunch spot will feed your hangover with $7 Bloody Marys and $10 tomato sauce-tossed baked eggs all week. They’ve also got whipped cream topped Belgian waffles, $9, vegan scramble with kale and tofu, $10, and $3 bottomless coffee that’ll keep you from crashing into a Wednesday afternoon food coma. Plus, weekday happy hour starts at 4pm, so you can seamlessly transition from breakfast to heavy boozing. Bon appetit!
79 5th Ave, Park Slope, (718) 622-2250
Daily brunch, 10 am-4pm
We’ve extolled Miriam’s virtues before, and for good reason. They’ve gone ahead and added brunch daily, so feel free to fill up on $14 Challah bread croquet madames, Mediterranean omelets, pancakes, pita and burekas every day of the week. There are also tasty salads, eggs and Israeli-style sandwiches a la carte for recessionistas looking to keep the tab down. No alcohol, sadly, but all entrees come with complimentary coffee.
135 N. 5th St, Williamsburg, 718-302-5151
Daily breakfast, 7am-6pm
Egg is notorious for long weekend brunch lines, but you can avoid the wait by showing up on a weekday morning (or late-afternoon!) instead. Fill up on farm-fresh breakfast staples like biscuits and gravy, $11, Eggs Rothko, $10, or hearty pancakes sprinkled with Vermont syrup, $9. The menu also offers a number of meats and grains, either as side dishes or under $10 breakfast bites. French-press coffee runs $3 a cup, and there are $8 mimosas to give your meal a little kick. (Egg’s new sister restaurant, Parish Hall, is delicious too!)
261 Moore St, Bushwick, 718-417-1118
Weekdays opening at 11am
Roberta’s might have Michelin-starred pizza, but they’ve also got a killer brunch. Dishes can be a little pricey–a very stellar porchetta dish with fried eggs and kale runs $19, for instance–but $9 bacon, egg and cheeses on potato rolls and $12 pumpkin french toast are wallet-friendly and delicious. You can also order any pizza dish off the menu. Plus, they serve Stumptown, Blue Bottle and Brooklyn Roasting Co. coffee, and have a solid cocktail menu at all hours.
293 Van Brunt St, Red Hook, 347-223-4135
(Note: home/made is currently rebuilding after Sandy, but that doesn’t change how much we loved their food. So help ’em out if you can, and then you can see what we loved about it)
This little Red Hook nook is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but they do serve an awesome brunch and lunch the rest of the week. Locally-sourced egg dishes like smoked salmon and dill scramble are $9.75 each. So is french toast with sauteed seasonal fruit, and a healthy granola parfait runs $9.50. You can get tea and unlimited coffee for $3; mimosas ($8) and kir royales ($9) are also on the menu.
The Farm on Adderley
1108 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park, 718-287-3101
Daily breakfast 9am-3pm
This Ditmas Park eatery serves locally-sourced brunch meals on Saturdays and Sundays, but it’s also a prime dining spot for hearty, budget-friendly weekday breakfasts. Check out $7 cheddar cheese-sprinkled farm omelets, poached eggs and polenta for $9, and quiche with smoked bacon, also $9. If you’re looking to start your day off with a little more meat, go ahead and spring for $12 sausage and eggs (worth it!). Unfortunately, bloodys and mimosas are just for the weekend brunch set, but you can wash breakfast down with fresh apple cider, $4, or an old-timey Fentiman’s ginger beer, $3.
352 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, 718-782-0910
Daily brunch 9am-5pm
Dinner at Rabbithole can be a bit costly, but the belt-tightening brunch is a great deal. Inventive omelets, like one with salmon, capers and chive cream cheese, run $10 to $11, while the stellar stuffed French toast with strawberry marsepone is only $9, as is the eggs Benedict with spiced bacon.