Readers' Choice Winners: Best Places to Eat Breakfast in Brooklyn

A look at what the neighborhoods chose as their favorite spots for breakfast

We posed the question to you, Patch readers in our neighborhoods in Brooklyn, which is the best place to grab that morning bite—and here are the results:


Park Slope

While it was a hotly contested race, La Bagel Delight on 7th Ave. was able to pull away from nearby Nairdre's Cafe—which was added to our poll by popular demand—and Dizzy's on 9th St. by only three votes.


Bedford Ave.'s Black Swan garnered the most votes this week, edging out Peaches and Tiny Cup on Nostrand Ave.


Fort Greene-Clinton Hill

Urban Vintage on Grand Ave. eked out The General Greene on Dekalb Ave. by a single vote as the neighborhood's favorite breakfast spot.


Windsor Terrace-Kensington

With a mixture of votes and positive reviews (as per the Reader's Choice offical rules) the Crossroads Cafe on Prospect Ave. edged out the competiton for the top spot.


Prospect Heights

It was a close race, but Tom's Restaurant on Washington Ave. garnered enough votes to beat out Milk Bar on Vanderbilt Ave.


Carroll Gardens

The hands down favorite, according to voting, was Cafe Luluc on Smith St.


Congratulations to the winners! Check back next week as we ask which is your favorite shop to grab a bottle of wine from. 

Joe Gonzalez March 23, 2012 at 05:26 PM
In New York City there are over 3,000 Asian restaurants, most of them are located in the Black Community. Yet there is not one Asian restaurant in NYC that hires Black people. Why is that? Why is the Asian business community currently practicing a full scale economic boycott against black people-their largest group of customers? Black folks ought to pick a week and not spend their money in these Asian restaurants and maybe the Asians will start respecting Black folks. Any takers?
rurbanite March 23, 2012 at 07:46 PM
How smarmy of you not to include The Academy at Lafayette Ave and So Elliott Street on your original list of nominees. You youngsters/hipsters think that $5 lattes and attitude should be the criteria? The Academy was around LONG before you knew the difference between a rattle and a smartphone. The Academy was here when it was the ONLY restaurant in Fort Greene, back in those horrible days before you found this neighborhood to be chic and charming. Well, maybe things weren't so horrible back then. The Academy DELIVERS--a godsend to the elderly or shut-ins who can't easily get out, especially when the weather is bad. The Academy folk do a lot of quiet things to keep the fabric of this community together, like being there when nobody else wanted to live here, like providing a refuge for a Brooklyn Tech student who was being bullied last year. Sure, it's grungy and the food is tired old diner hash, but it is a place where LOTS of Fort Greeners go for breakfast, especially when some of your other nominees don't even open till later in the day. One of the "hip" places in the 'hood actually had a tip jar next to the self-service coffee section--wtf, they want us to give them a tip for making our own coffee? And let's not forget the Academy probably is the last place in town that still serves takeout coffee in the iconic blue Greek-diner paper cups. Give us a break: not everybody is a quiche-eater....
Parksloper March 24, 2012 at 05:48 PM
"In New York City there are over 3,000 Asian restaurants, most of them are located in the Black Community. " Sources? And what does that have to do with Best Places to Eat Breakfast anyway?
Georgia Read March 25, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Alchemy has a great breakfast. Little bit of everything. Swiss breakfast is my fave.
tom murphy March 25, 2012 at 05:19 PM
There may 3,000 Asian restaurants in 'Black' nabes, but those Asians all eat breakfast at McDonald's. Am I right?


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