In the diverse tapestry of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, Park Slope stands out as a bastion of fabled brownstones and culinary delights. Beyond its charming, tranquil tree-lined streets, this laidback but upscale enclave stands out as a brunch destination. Whether you’re a local looking for a new spot to spend weekend mornings or a visitor eager to uncover the ultimate New York City egg sandwich, Park Slope’s brunch scene has something for everyone. Here are seven stand-out brunch spots you won’t want to miss.
Stone Park Café
A Park Slope institution, Stone Park Café is well-known for its warm and inviting ambiance. Situated at the intersection of Park Slope and Gowanus, this neighborhood favorite combines a contemporary atmosphere with a diverse menu that bridges the gap between classic brunch items and culinary creativity.
The menu evolves seasonally, but you’ll always be able to count on classics like Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, and brunch burgers. The buttermilk pancakes are a well-known crowd-pleaser, served hot and fluffy with fresh berries and maple syrup. If your ideal afternoon involves libations, their Bloody Mary is a local legend.
If Caribbean flavors aren’t the first that spring to mind when you think of brunch, Flamingo Baby might change that. Located on Union Street, this vibrant eatery serves up Latin American- and Caribbean-inspired dishes that you’ll be daydreaming about long after you leave.
Dive into their Jamaican jerk chicken and waffles for a delicious twist on a brunch classic, or their mouthwatering Cuban sandwich. Don’t try to resist pairing your meal with a refreshing tropical cocktail: they’re as good as they look. The vibrant décor and friendly service is just the cherry on top – you’ll feel like you’ve stolen away to somewhere sun-soaked without needing to leave the city.
Situated on a picturesque tree-lined stretch of Union Street, Palo Santo is a Latin-inspired farm-to-table restaurant taking brunch to newly eco-conscious (and really delicious) levels. For those seeking sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients, or simply anyone who enjoys delicious, fresh food, there’s nowhere better.
Chef Jacques Gautier creates a seasonal menu inspired by ingredients he sources from local farmers and sustainable sources. The huevos bañados and chilaquiles are mouthwatering favorites, and their creative cocktail concoctions are certainly worth a try. A selection of fresh fruit juices changes with the seasons and are reliably refreshing. In warmer months, make a beeline for their lush outdoor garden, where you’ll feel more like you’re dining in a coastal villa than a Brooklyn eatery.
If you’re in search of a Mediterranean-infused brunch, Miriam is the place to be. This cozy neighborhood gem serves up super-fresh Israeli and Middle Eastern dishes that your palette is sure to get a kick out of. The warm, inviting interior, often filled with the aroma of baking pita, provides the perfect backdrop for savoring delightful Mediterranean fare.
From shakshuka, a hearty dish of poached eggs in a rich tomato and pepper sauce, to crispy, fluffy falafel, Miriam’s menu is full of hearty flavors. One standout is the Gabne Cheese Arias 20, which is essentially a Mediterranean-style breakfast grilled cheese. Small plates, perfect for sharing, are available here as well.
Head over to Fifth Avenue and you’ll find Alchemy, a cozy neighborhood spot known for its artisanal approach to brunch. Dark wood and moody lighting set the mood in this restaurant, which, true to its name, offers a variety of creative brunch concoctions from sweet to savory.
One standout dish is the ricotta pancakes, served with a generous drizzle of honey and a medley of fresh berries. For those who prefer a savory brunch, their smoked salmon benedict, complete with perfectly poached eggs and a luscious hollandaise sauce, is a must-try. The artisanal coffee and craft cocktails add an extra layer of sophistication. For a refresher, order the lavender iced tea or a mimosa with freshly squeezed orange juice.
Terrace Restaurant & Bar
Located along the scenic Prospect Park West, Terrace Restaurant & Bar is known for its beautiful garden seating and stunning views. Add the rustic décor and soft lighting in the main dining room, along with its tucked-away location, and the atmosphere here can only be described as romantic. It’s pretty much a made-to-order daytime date spot, but is also a treat for a leisurely weekend brunch.
Expect to find brunch-y staples like eggs any style, French toast, and fresh pastries, all cooked to perfection. Terrace is a spot where you can unwind, savor your meal, and engage in meaningful conversations.
For a memorable Mexican-inspired brunch, look no further than Fonda. Daytime dining here is always an enjoyable experience, with its welcoming atmosphere and wide variety of mouthwatering dishes that highlight the bold, rich flavors of Mexico. The welcoming décor and vibrant colors create an atmosphere reminiscent of a cantina, as do the friendly service and festive vibe.
The brunch menu at Fonda showcases a selection of classic Mexican dishes. Expect killer chilaquiles and epic huevos rancheros: here, you’ll find that authentic Mexican cuisine and American brunch are a match made in culinary heaven.