Ah brunch—that tantalizing meal of your single days when you could linger over mimosas, coffee and idle chat. Those days may seem far in your past now that you’re a parent and spend many a meal reaching down to pick up a sugar packet flung right at you, but there is hope: Plenty of restaurants around really want you and thr kids to stop in for an omelet, stack of pancakes and, yes, even a mimosa (or two). Click through for 10 Red Tricycle-approved places for a weekend nosh — plus our recs on where to go before or after for some good old family fun.
For Scrambled Eggs and a Stroll on the Promenade: Friend of a Farmer
You don’t even have to leave the comforts of Brooklyn Heights to feel like you’ve walked right into a farmhouse at this family-run comfort food capital, located in a two-story townhouse. With space up front to park strollers, this rustic farmhouse serves not one but three types of buttermilk pancakes (blueberry, apple and pumpkin), French toast featuring house-made cinnamon raisin bread, savory brunch fare like mac & cheese and more. There’s also a special kids’ prix fixe menu ‘For the Young Farm Hands,’ with a choice of grilled cheese, chicken fingers, mini pancakes, scrambled eggs, fried hot dogs and French fries, served with small black cow, house-made lemonade or fresh apple cider for just $11.
Brunch Pairing: Just a few blocks away? The Brooklyn Heights Promenade with some of the most gorgeous views in town. Stop for a selfie (or two or three) and then veer right over to the promenade’s playground for an afternoon on the swings.
Friend of a Farmer
76 Montague Street (between Pierrepont Pl. & Hicks St.)
photo: Friend of a Farmer
What’s your favorite kid-friendly brunch spot in the city? Tell us in the comments below!