All of us have tales we inform ourselves — about ourselves — that aren’t essentially true. As an example, I say I don’t look after breakfast. Solely to appreciate that I truly don’t look after subpar breakfasts: cereal in a bowl, a tragic excuse for a croissant or something that could be thought-about Meals, Prepared-to-Eat.
In case you align with me on this, you’ll be pleased to know that Crown Heights and Prospect Heights in Brooklyn are simply saying no to dangerous breakfasts.
Breakfast Burritos, Dulce de Leche Doughnuts and Tuna Melts
Crown Heights has not too long ago given diners quite a few new, daring locations. Maybe you heard the rumblings, then unfettered screams, final spring concerning the chef Eric See’s breakfast burritos at Ursula. They would be the New Mexico-inspired cafe’s calling card, however See is a gifted pastry chef, so that you’ll additionally discover rose water conchas and brioche doughnuts glazed with dulce de leche alongside a breakfast sandwich which may fly beneath the radar if not for his signature use of hatch chiles. (I actually loved studying Rachel Sugar’s current profile of See on Grub Road, and I’m certain you’ll, too.)
Slightly below Jap Parkway is Agi’s Counter, an ode to Jap Europe and, as of late February, a brunch vacation spot. The chef Jeremy Salamon, who has roots in Hungary, Austria and the Jewish diaspora, is serving the sort of hearty breakfasts his grandmothers loved. You’ll seemingly get pleasure from them as properly — particularly if, like me, dill is your culinary kink. Strive the tuna soften served on Pullman bread baked in-house.
Smoked Pollock Fritters, Lemongrass Fish Soup and Migas Tacos
Slightly below Atlantic Avenue in Prospect Heights, there’s Leland Consuming and Ingesting Home, the place there’s extra seafood than eggs on the brunch menu: You’ll discover hushpuppy-like smoked pollock fritters on a schmear of tzatziki, trout rillette and citrus-soaked mussels beneath a showering of parsley — all alongside pork sisig and tofu banh mi.
Over on the Burmese restaurant Rangoon, most of the staples of its dinner menu are served for breakfast, together with what Pete Wells known as the “impressively targeted” lemongrass fish noodle soup set beneath a “latticelike onion fritter.” Add the chef Myo Moe’s tea leaf salad with nuts and toasted seeds, and her extremely fragrant hen curry with coconut rice, and also you’re all set.
Then there’s Patti Ann’s Bakery (previously referred to as Evi’s Backerei). When you’ll not discover milk jam-filled krapfen or stollen on the menu, there are nonetheless unimaginable takes on crullers and bostock, and a bitter cherry financier that may change your thoughts about bitter cherries when you hadn’t beforehand been a fan.
Need one thing extra savory? You will discover Austin-style breakfast tacos at King David Tacos down the block, together with migas in taco kind. Or traipse over to Ciao, Gloria, which after practically three years nonetheless stays one of the crucial thrilling locations to seize a very good egg sandwich (assume prosciutto, provolone and aioli on brioche) in addition to traditional Italian cookies like amaretti and biscotti.
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