I could count the reasons why I adore brunching, beginning with the fact that it typically starts later than breakfast, and ending with the fact that it makes day drinking socially acceptable. But it’s truly the food and atmosphere that keeps guests coming back to a specific restaurant to brunch. These ten spots do those the best in Brooklyn.

Buttermilk Channel

This Carroll Gardens based bistro does brunch the right way, with a menu of high-quality comfort foods, ranging from Pecan Pie French Toast to Short Rib Hash. And the atmosphere at Buttermilk Channel is something else to love, with a brick wall and family style tables.

Farm on Adderley

While Farm on Adderley may not be an actual farm, there is a reason behind their name. A majority of the menu is made from local ingredients, such as beef from upstate New York and eggs from Pennsylvania. Supporting Farm on Adderley not only supports local farms but also allows guests to enjoy top-quality ingredients.

Milk and Honey Cafe

Milk and Honey Cafe gets points for location alone, being one of the few brunch places in its area of Brooklyn. This rustic restaurant has become quite popular on Instagram, due in part to their generous portions of classic breakfast dishes and beautifully designed Matcha Green Tea lattes and specialty coffees.

Sweet Chick

Sweet Chick’s Chicken and Waffles became social media famous right away, so it’s a good thing that guests can try the signature dish at dinner as well as at Sweet Chick’s all-week-long brunch. The restaurant itself is cozy small and at this time, the Brooklyn location does not take reservations, but when you finally are able to grab a table you will not be let down.

Burrito Bar

At Burrito Bar guests can enjoy an entree, coffee or tea, and a cocktail for only $16, which is a steal in New York. The entire menu has a Mexican flare, with classics like Huevos Rancheros and Bistec Con Huevos. And if one cocktail isn’t enough, the $24 pitcher of Sangria is definitely worth it.

Stone Park Cafe

The Stone Park Cafe brunch menu is filled with classic dishes, but it’s the quality of these simple dishes that make Stone Park Cafe a must-visit. While their brunch drinks include the typical mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys, guests can also enjoy Blood Orange or Passionfruit Champagne cocktails.

Butter & Scotch

Butter & Scotch is a bar and bakery that also serves brunch, which should be enough to make anyone want to drop by. They are most known for their boozy pairings, like The Mary Ellen, which is a vodka martini served with a hot fudge sundae. While brunch dishes are simple, ranging from biscuits & gravy to house-made granola, their morning cocktails are fun and innovative. Nothing says “brunch” like bacon-washed bourbon or Cinnamon Toast Crunch-infused rum.

Colonie

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You could make a meal off the cheese and pastry section of the brunch menu alone, which offers delicacies like Sticky Date Cake, and doughnuts with salted caramel custard. While this may not seem like the healthiest way to begin or end your weekend, the rest of the brunch menu has items such as Steelhead trout, leek & chevre scramble, and burrata.

Five Leaves

The aged wood and porthole design of this restaurant has a nautical feel — and they are most known for their oysters, even during brunch. While the rest of the menu is filled with brunch classics, like avocado toast, you can’t go wrong with the 1/2 dozen market oysters or the smoked trout.

Pies’n’Thighs

Pies’n’Thighs is considered one of the best southern restaurants in Brooklyn. The restaurant has received accolades from Best Donut in New York, to Best Biscuits in New York, to Best Fried Chicken. Dishes include Carolina Pulled Pork Box, Rob Evans on a Biscuit, and the Hippie Banjo, which will transport guests straight to Louisiana.

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