Best brunch places in Williamsburg: The weekend starts here

Which places in Williamsburg are worth getting out of bed for? Check out the best brunch spots for a late-morning weekend meal.



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Start your perfect Saturday or Sunday in leisurely fashion at one of Williamsburg’s best brunch places. Allswell offers a menu of reliable favorites like eggs any style with bacon or sausage at great prices, while Le Comptoir gives brunch a French twist. Don’t worry if you oversleep, Egg serves breakfast dishes, such as a country-ham biscuit sandwich, all day. Afterward, hit the neighborhood’s shops or attractions.

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Chef-owner Nate Smith, who earned his gastropub stripes at the Spotted Pig, breaks out on his own with this laid-back Williamsburg tavern. The 47-seat space is done up with a reclaimed pine bar, vintage wallpaper in different patterns and brass-hunting-horn chandeliers with matching sconces. Choose

  1. 124 Bedford Ave, (at North 10th St)
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This Southern-accented breakfast-only abode has no parallel in Billyburg or beyond. Perch on mismatched chairs at a paper-covered table, wake up at a leisurely speed to the old-time folk music on the sound system, and tuck into a cheap meal that may include eggs Rothko (a slice of brioche with a

  1. 135A North 5th St, (at Bedford St)
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The Diner

  • Price band: 1/4

The classic retro decor (bubble lamps, red vinyl booths) and comfort-food-heavy offerings make this Meatpacking diner a natural gathering place for the postparty crowd. The menu is long on booze-soaking favorites, like a solid house burger smothered with sautéed onions on a toasted brioche bun,

  1. 44 Ninth Ave, (at 14th St)
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The Brooklyn Star

  • Rated as: 3/5

Chef-owner Joaquin Baca made his bones in the chilly Momofuku empire, but walked away from David Chang’s dominion last year to build this extremely welcoming DIY project. Brooklyn Star is a charming Southern-fried venture that takes its front-of-house cues from the same region that inspires its

  1. 593 Lorimer St , (at Conselyea St), 1211
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  • Rated as: 4/5
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The whiff of the hipster at Rye is undeniable—note the mismatched flea-market tableware, the salvaged turn-of-the-20th-century decor, the signless exterior. The vibe could easily inspire skepticism, if not slight intimidation. And yet the American bistro from chef Cal Elliott (DuMont, Dressler)

  1. 247 South 1st St, (between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts)
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