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Best Breakfast In Queens or Brooklyn?

jmackx Sep 30, 2011 05:34 AM

I am looking for the best Breakfast in Queens or Brooklyn. The closer to Manhattan the better. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  1. Peter Cuce Dec 21, 2011 10:02 AM

    I don't think there's such a thing as the best breakfast - there are many good breakfasts to be had in Brooklyn. One of my favorites not yet mentioned is Juventino in Park Slope; they serve breakfast everyday 10am-4pm. The menu is creative and has a section of Mexican items. I very much like the pork belly served with scalloped potatoes, truffle cream & yuzu marmalade. Since it's nearby I've eaten the entire menu. The only thing that doesn't float my boat is the full English breakfast.

    370 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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    1. re: Peter Cuce
      secondbecky Dec 29, 2011 08:05 AM

      I don't get out for breakfast much (more often for "brunch") but I've wanted to try Juventino for ever now!
      Miriam in Park Slope (near Atlantic Center trains, just a couple of stops into the city) is my vote for BEST BRUNCH in the Brooklyn (maybe all of NYC) followed by Kevin's in Red Hook. I've also become "fond" of Fonda. Amazing Mexicali sauces.

      79 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      277A Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      434 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    2. chompchomp Dec 21, 2011 07:08 AM

      Egg or Roebling Tea Room in Williamsburg.

      135A N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Roebling Tea Room
      143 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      1. morisaur Oct 20, 2011 11:40 PM

        I'd recommend brunch at Roberta's in Bushwick. Their fried chicken is miles ahead of Pies n Thighs (it's probably my favorite in the city) and their polenta with pork jowl (or belly) and a poached egg is remarkable.

        I'd also second Char No. 4 and nominate Melt in Park Slope.

        Pies 'n' Thighs
        166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        440 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

        261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

        Char No. 4
        196 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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          mirandabrooklyn Oct 16, 2011 01:53 PM

          Ted & Honey on Cobble Hill. On Clinton & Verandah. They make a variety of delicious breakfast sandwiches. One wrap has eggs, cheese and grits. The only place I can think of that serves excellent pulled pork sandwich for breakfast, Coffee is good but could be better...stronger. Prices are reasonable. They use good ingredients and keep it simple. You can sit inside or out. Or if you like you take your breakfast to Cobble Hill Park.

          Ted & Honey
          264 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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            jaingmaster Oct 1, 2011 10:53 AM

            Brunch at Char No 4 in Cobble Hill is excellent. They smoke their own bacon and serve thick slices of it.

            Another very different option that I've liked recently is Pies n Thighs in Williamsburg. If you're into chicken biscuits or chicken and waffles, this is a great place to get them. The biscuits and (sauasage) gravy are outstanding too.

            Pies 'n' Thighs
            166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

            Char No. 4
            196 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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            1. re: jaingmaster
              kathryn Dec 21, 2011 07:04 AM

              I tried the chicken and waffles at Pies 'n' Thighs and found it to be lacking in comparison to, say, Amy Ruth's. Two buckwheat waffles with a big pile of cold fruit compote and two small pieces of fried chicken. The fruit was very odd, and the waffles themselves weren't that great. Buckwheat waffles don't go well with fried chicken, so the taste was off. To me chicken & waffles is all about the mix of crispy chicken, fluffy waffles, hot sauce, melted butter, and maple syrup. Pies 'n' Thighs gets it all wrong.

              Pies 'n' Thighs
              166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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              Olive123 Sep 30, 2011 04:31 PM

              I do like Cafe Henri, though I haven't been there in ages. One stop on the 7 to Manhattan is pretty close.

              Will weekends only work? Our favorite so far is Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens for brunch. It's 4 stops on the F into Brooklyn. Also really like the pancakes specifically at Cafe Luluc on Smith Street (3 stops in).

              Cafe Luluc
              214 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

              Cafe Henri
              10-10 50th Ave, Queens, NY 11109

              Buttermilk Channel
              524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              1. johnk Sep 30, 2011 07:25 AM

                Cafe Henri in LIC. Good breakfast items, great french roast coffee.

                Cafe Henri
                10-10 50th Ave, Queens, NY 11109

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                1. re: johnk
                  Motosport Sep 30, 2011 08:27 AM

                  Junior's on Flatbush Ave and DeKalb has excellent breakfast. Very close to the Manhattan Bridge and the subway to Manhattan.

                  386 Flatbush Avenue Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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