Williamsburger Hosting Guide: Brunch
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

This guide for hosting out-of-town guests is part of the Williamsburger Hosting Guide.

You can’t let friends visit Williamsburg without partaking in the staple of any good New Yorker’s diet: brunch. Most of the area’s many brunch venues stay open until 4, letting you and your guests sleep off last night’s hangover before filling your bellies with greasy goodness.

Enid's Enid’s

560 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Although technically in Greenpoint, Enid’s is the gold standard for neighborhood brunch. It can fill up with a long line by 1pm, so an earlier brunch gives you a better chance of avoiding a long wait. I haven’t been able to go here in years without getting a Hungry Bear combo of egg, sausage, gravy, and biscuit with a side of grits, but it’s all good. Their pint-glass bloody marys are spicy, strong, and come with a nice big stalk of celery for munching on.

Wombat Wombat

613 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Wombat’s duck hash (delivered with a friendly “and here’s your crack” by the owner) and a pulled pork sandwich keep this Australian eatery near the top of the Williamsburger brunch list. The burgers are amazing. There’s also brunch here 7 days a week, so your NYC-savvy visit-on-weekdays guests don’t miss out.

(sorry, no picture yet) Fada

530 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211


The combination of ham, gruyere, and a fried egg in Fada’s Croque Madame is one of the best brunch dishes in the neighborhood. Small tables make the meal into a comedy of geometry when brunch comes with coffee, water, and fresh-squeezed OJ, and that’s before you decide what everyone needs is a round of bloody marys.

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