Here is a list of the best Black-Owned Restaurants to have Brunch in New York City this month.
We wanted to bring back our Black-owned series this year—sharing Black-Owned brands we love and support is a beautiful way to stay connected and build within our communities. So our first article in the Black-Owned series is 15 Best Black-Owned Restaurants to have Brunch this month and beyond.
Husband and wife team Carlos and Markisha Swepson run the American Soul food restaurant BLVD Bistro. The menu features double-cut pork chop, jumbo shrimp, grits, and a southern dinner with fried chicken, collard greens, potato salad, and a homemade biscuit.
BLVD Bistro features Brunch every Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM and Sundays from 10 AM to 7 PM.
2149 Frederick Douglass Boulevard [corner of 116th Street]—Harlem
B2Harlem is known for its All Day Brunch, cocktails and spirits, and carefully sourced seafood selection.
271 W 119th Street—Harlem
As a neighborhood favorite, The Edge features a cozy rustic interior and a creative menu with influences from England and Jamaica.
The Edge offers a weekday and weekend Brunch—weekend Brunch features comfort favorites like Ackee + Saltfist and Fish + Chips.
Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine
Jasmine’s Caribbean Cusine is an escape to the Caribbean—inspired by the bright and vibrant colors found on any Caribbean island. With a melting pot of savory dishes and fruit-filled blends of cocktails from Dominica, Antigua, St. Thomas, Trinidad, and Jamaica.
Experience Brunch by their motto, One Gathering, One Interaction, One Meal at a Time.
371 West 46th Street–Midtown West
Flamingobaby Kitchen is a neighborhood favorite and features a mix of Southern and Caribbean bites. For Brunch, you can expect some classics like Chicken and Waffles and Shrimp and Grits, but remember to try the creative opportunity of creating Red Snapper your way.
787 Union Street—Park Slope
65 Kent Avenue—Williamsburg
BK9 Restaurant serves modern Caribbean cuisine. From the whole crispy Snapper to the perk griot. It is worth a visit to Brunch.
62 5th Avenue—Park Slope
Sweet Brooklyn Bar
Sweet Brooklyn Bar is a woman-owned bar offering a bottomless brunch special, a fabulous menu, and the perfect Brunch vibe.
608 Nostrand Avenue—Crown Heights
Harlem Shake has two locations, one in Park Slope Brooklyn and the other in Harlem. Both are fabulous. Take in the vibrant historical corner as you dine on great burgers and shakes—Brunch at any of the two locations. Although Harlem Shake is not 100 percent Back-Owned, we think they are worthy of a mention here, and the Brunch is amazing.
100 West 124th Street—Harlem
119 5th Avenue—Park Slope
Sugarcane features a stylish interior with a beautifully curated Caribbean menu. Experience a fabulous Brunch vibe but be sure to make a reservation.
238 Flatbush Avenue—Park Slope
Soco is a restaurant and cocktail bar that offers Brunch on Saturday from 12 to 4 PM and an all-day brunch on Sundays with Mimosas specials.
Order anything from Red Velvet Pancakes to the Jambalaya, and you will not be disappointed.
509 Myrtle Avenue—Clinton Hills
Nostrand Station Bar & Lounge
A newcomer to Crown Heights Nostrand Station Bar & Lounge features a bottomless Brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
822 Nostrand Avenue—Crown Heights
Bunna Cafe offers a planted-based Ethiopian Brunch menu and a variety of crafted cocktails.
1084 Flushing Avenue—Williamsburg
Sweet Science is a neighborhood favorite that features a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. A must-order is the Shrimp & Grits—it is fantastic.
135 Graham Avenue—Bushwick
Rustik Tavern is an oldie and goodie, a Bed-Stuy/Clinton Hill’s beloved restaurant with a bottomless brunch. We love the Franklin Fish and Home Fries to the Waverly Shrimp and Grits—there is something for everyone.
471 Dekalb Avenue—Bedford Stuyvesant
Do comment below: have to visit any of these restaurants? This is a short list, but we hope you will add some or all of these Black-Owned Restaurants to your list—most importantly, could you try them for Brunch?
We are creating a running list of Black-Owned restaurants [which will be updated often]—it will be an update to our 165 Black-Owned Restaurant list published during the Pandemic.