The 7 Best Brunches in Brooklyn, NY

There is no shortage of great breakfast and brunch spots in the city's greatest borough, but here's how to narrow down your search. Just keep reading for Circa's 7 best brunches in Brooklyn!

If you find yourself in Brooklyn one morning, starving and wondering, “Where can I find a great brunch?,” then this is your list.

We at Circa think our brunch is the best, of course. That’s why we listed ourselves at the top of this list.

I mean, we are biased. But that doesn’t mean we’re the only great brunch in this great borough. Far from it. There are loads of great places to eat and drink here, and we love them all!

Here are Circa Brewing’s picks for the 7 best brunches in Brooklyn:

1. Circa Brewing Company

Duh! We put ourselves at the top of the list, because this is our blog, and because we have amazing food and award-winning beer!

Our Weekend Brunches, on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3:30pm, feature a huge menu of awesomeness and booze!

Are you really thirsty? Need a little ‘hair of the dog’ after a night of overindulgence?

Then try the Bottomless Brunch!

What’s that?

For $25, you get 90 minutes of unlimited Bloody Marys, Bellinis, Mimosas, and Beer with the purchase of any brunch entree!

What should you eat?

Our brunch menu is expansive. We’re known for our amazing wood-fired pizzas. Try our Mushroom and Egg Pizza, or the classic, Margherita!

If you want something more breakfasty, then maybe the Smoked Salmon Toast with dill creme, heirloom tomato, pickled red onion, capers, and a frisée salad. Or our Spicy Glazed Chicken Sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle!

If you’re really hungry, dive into the Lumber Jack’s Breakfast with a choice of two meats (ham, sausage, bacon) plus two eggs of your choosing, home fries, marinated grilled tomato, and toast.

Gotta wash that down, so grab a Bloody Mary or maybe a beer or ten?

Try New York States’s Best Wheat Beer, our Spacelab Wheat, the crisp Quality Control Pilsner, or the hearty Night Moves Nitro Stout!

You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at Circa.

2. The Common

Searching for a quaint cafe atmosphere with your brunch? Then try The Common, but do it during the week when it’s not so busy and you have time to enjoy the place, and your food.

You should definitely try the Bacon Jam on Toast, with roasted tomato, goat cheese, honey, arugula, and a poached egg. Or maybe the Grilled Breakfast Naan, with fresh mozzarella and brie cheeses, avocado, and sunny side egg, pesto, and spicy honey! Ohhh yeah!

Need a chocolate fix? Try the Cocoa Dusted Doughnut Cheesecake with their Homemade 1664 Aztec Hot Chocolate!

3. Zaca Cafe

For a French-American twist to brunch, head in to Zaca Cafe in Bed-Stuy.

They have a huge menu, including lunch; but for brunch, try the Zaca Platter: super creamy Parmesan grits, with eggs of your choice, tomato jam, salsa verde, and toast. Or the French Toast with caramelized apples, bananas, and blueberries.

If you want more ‘lunchy’ than ‘brunchy,’ order the Shrimp & Grits with sautéed mushrooms, onion, peppers, salsa verde, tomato jam and a side of your choice.

4. Mominette

Maybe you’re looking for a bit more French and less American?

Then Mominette is your place. It’s like visiting Paris in the olden days. The walls are covered in Parisian newspaper print. And when the weather’s nice, sit on the patio. It’s simply beautiful.

They serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3:30pm.

They have a wide menu for all diets and the choosy eaters in your group.

If you’re really hungry, order the Mominette Burger: Angus beef, with lettuce and tomato, house pickles on a Bushwick Bakery bun. I would add gruyere, avocado, bacon, jalapeños, and an egg, of course, because life is too short to refrain from such indulgences.

Or for a lighter brunch, try the Garden Burger: medallion beets and Portobello mushrooms with red cabbage, carrot, onion sauce.

5. Emma’s Torch

Back to America at Emma’s Torch. This place will fill up the corners, and give you the warm feeling of helping others to succeed. Their mission is to empower refugees with an education in the culinary arts.

They offer a three month paid apprenticeship, which includes language lessons, and training in the food business. Pretty awesome!

While you’re there, make sure to try the House-made Pastrami Hash: potatoes, sweet peppers, and a sunny-side egg. Then top it off with the French Toast: topped with mango preserves, grilled pineapple, and lime.

6. Mayfield

For a slice of the Big Easy in Brooklyn, you wanna try Mayfield. They serve food in season, so the menu changes.

Start off with the Cornmeal Fried Oysters for an appetizer, then try the Oyster Po’Boy sandwich with celeriac remoulade, tartar sauce, and pepperoncini. Or maybe the Fried Chicken Sandwich with spicy cabbage slaw and jalapeño aioli!

7. The Castello Plan

If you’re feeling like Clint Eastwood and want your breakfast with a bit of wild west saloon atmosphere, then head on into The Castello Plan in Ditmas Park, where you’ll get just that, plus the scenic Victorian architecture for which the neighborhood renown.

Oh yeah, what should you eat?

I would go on Saturday 11am-3pm, or Sunday, 10am-3pm for their weekend brunch because they have slammin’ chicken and waffles, which you can get plain or Jamaican Jerk! Comes on a homemade Belgian waffle with fresh strawberries.

Well, there ya have it. Seven amazing brunches, right here in Brooklyn, NY! Try them all, especially Circa, and let us know what your favorites were!

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The 7 Best Brunches in Brooklyn, NY

There is no shortage of great breakfast and brunch spots in the city’s greatest borough, but here’s how to narrow down your search. Just keep reading for Circa’s 7 best brunches in Brooklyn!