The Best Brunch Restaurants in Williamsburg

There’s no denying that Williamsburg is one of the hippest spots in all of New York City. The area is known for its boutique shopping, bold street art, and of course, its top-notch food. That is why it won’t come as a surprise that the Brooklyn hotspot is home to some of the best brunch restaurants in the entire state of New York (possibly even in all of the United States). From the homey Sunday in Brooklyn to the Peruvian-inspired Llama Inn, keep reading to discover the best brunch spots in Williamsburg.

Sunday in Brooklyn

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Sunday in Brooklyn is here to make all your brunch dreams come true. This hip, neighbourly spot serves inventive American brunch and breakfast seven days a week. The restaurant is an Instagram paradise, complete with hanging plants, neon signage, and a sidewalk terrace in the summer months that will make you feel as though you’ve been transported to Paris. When it comes to the food, you won’t be able to stop drooling. Sunday in Brooklyn is famous for its “Sunday Pancakes” made with hazelnut maple praline and brown butter (seriously, no brunch goer is able to resist this decadent triple stack). For those in search of lighter fare, consider the amped up avocado toast topped with herbed fresh goat cheese, charred squash, and black radish, or one of their delicious maple cheddar biscuits. And don’t forget about Sunday in Brooklyn’s fresh pressed juices (the house blend of carrot, apple, beet, and lemon is to die for!).


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For a little slice of France in Williamsburg, Juliette is the place to be. This popular brunch spot is adorned with antique Parisian furniture and decor, not to mention the majorly Instagrammable ceiling of greenery, which creates an urban garden oasis. The main bistro is cozy and romantic, the ideal setting for comfort food with a European twist. Diners can expect to find a menu packed with French favourites, such as Tartine’s Croque Monsieur (ham and Swiss cheese on a homemade brioche), Eggs Forestiere (sourdough garlic toast topped with poached eggs, wild mushrooms, creamed Tuscan kale, and artichokes), and Crispy Duck Confit (served on a bed of frisée alongside green apple, brioche croutons, walnuts, and a grainy mustard vinaigrette). Add to that a creative brunch cocktail menu consisting of a G and Tea (gin, Earl Grey, lavender, and lemon) and a Fizzy Lifter (vodka, blackberry liqueur, lemon, and soda) and you’ve got yourself the perfect Sunday brunch day.

Llama Inn

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Dining at Williamsburg’s Llama Inn will make you feel like you’ve entered a contemporary art museum. This trendy brunch eatery is filled with geometric light fixtures, bold accent walls, and eye-catching art installations. To top it off, Llama Inn isn’t your typical brunch spot. Rather than your usual pancakes and eggs, all dishes at this Williamsburg locale are South American-inspired. With a distinct Peruvian flavour palate, you can expect to find brunch rarities such as rice pudding with granola and banana; beef tenderloin stir fry with fried egg, banana, French fries, and rocoto cream; and an omelette with fried rice, pickled chilies, spicy mayo, and Chinese sausage. Like the main menu, the cocktails have plenty of Latin flair. Case in point: the Micholada, made with leche de tigre, lime, and Cusqueña beer. If you’re looking for something a little different, look no further than Llama Inn.




Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Vancouver. Currently based in Toronto, it was during her time studying History and English at McGill and University College London that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, watching Disney musicals, or Instagramming her new favourite coffee spot.