My absolute best breakfast in Brooklyn
From classic American pancakes to innovative Japanese tapas, discover my three favorite spots to enjoy breakfast in New York, all over Brooklyn.
1. The chic Milk and Roses
Milk and Roses offers original Italian-American fare in a revamped boudoir setting. A grand piano stands at the entrance, a cosy garden can be seen in the back courtyard, and bookcases filled with old folios line this charming Greenpoint intimate haven. For breakfast, I decide to sample their mascarpone French toast infused with lime and coconut, drizzled with sugar cane syrup. Delightful! On the savory side, I recommend the oven-baked brie fillo, with fennel, rosemary, honey and balsamic glaze. Don’t walk there, run !
Milk & Roses, 1110 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222 - Phone : (718) 389-0160
2. The healthy Stonefruit
The Stonefruit coffee shop is a typically confidential New-York address tucked away in Bed Stuy. It offers selected and healthy breakfast options that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Their Chia Pudding, bathed in luscious almond milk, cinnamon and maple sugar, hold its ground on a bed of seasonal fruit, pecans, coconut and pumpkin seeds. I also tried the lavender tea latte, which I found hard to resist !
Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen, 1058 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 - Tèl. : (718)230-4147
3. The creative Hokonomi
Dans une ruelle calme de Williamsburg, Hokonomi propose une formule unique pour un petit-déjeuner décalé dénommé "Ichiju", un style traditionnel de mets japonais. Cette formule de tapas est composée de riz à sept grains, servi avec une soupe miso, un poisson rôti, des légumes et un œuf. Un véritable voyage dans le temps. Un must !
Hokonomi, 150 Ainslie St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 - Phone : 718-302-0598
4. The french Once upon the tart
Behind its wood-encased window adorned with fresh fruit and vegetable, Once Upon A Tart boasts to sell French pastries supposedly as good as the ones you can find in their motherland... Let’s see if that is true! Scones, muffins, carrot cake and beautiful fruit tarts line the display, and it is all very tempting… These delicacies are born from the mind of Jerôme Audureau, a baker from Avignon in the south of France. I fall for a cherry and pecan tart and a creamy chaï latte: Delicious! However, buyers beware: Quality has a cost in New York… and the pastries are quite pricey.
35 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012 - Phone : +1 212-387-8869