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The Best Brunch Spots in Hoboken — By Category

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When winter is out of sight and out of mind, a favorite springtime activity comes to the forefront of plans. It involves all sorts of food, yummy drinks, great outdoor accommodations, and the ability to drink alcohol before noon {if you choose to do so}. Yes, it becomes brunch season in Hoboken! Brunch in Hudson County comes with all different perks, and lucky for you, we’ve broken your brunch plans in Hoboken down by a range of food, ambiance, and deals to choose from. 

Ambiance

Barbes | 1300 Park Avenue

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Barbes brings a little bit of Paris to Uptown Hoboken, serving up an amazing brunch menu. With its cozy outdoor seating setup, as well as a large dine-in area and fully stocked bar, brunch at Barbes is an experience worth trying. The brunch drinks are delicious and refreshing, with fresh fruit included. Keep it simple with a mimosa or try the sangria or a Barbes old fashion.

Orale Mexican Kitchen | 1426 Willow Avenue

Orale

The ambiance at Orale Mexican Kitchen is welcoming and fun, with good food and drinks to boot. The blood orange margarita is one of the most popular on the menu, which is refreshing and makes for a perfect drink to have during the day. Patrons can sit on couches that complement the tables, which are comfortable and relaxing. The decor is Instagram-worthy, expressing Mexican culture at its finest. 

Elysian Cafe | 1001 Washington Street

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The history of Elysian Cafe pairs well with its French bistro-style menu and ambiance, setting the perfect mood for brunch. Being the oldest bar and restaurant in Hoboken fully operating today, Elysian Cafe serves up a classic brunch menu, with eggs, french toast, and much more to choose from. The atmosphere has a classy, French feel found throughout, creating nostalgia for patrons. 

Sirenetta | 1039 Washington Street

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Located on one of the best corners in Hoboken, Sirenetta is one of its kind, serving up a seafood menu with an Italian flare. Along with the brunch menu that is known for its smoked fish platter, and raw bar, the ambiance is also enjoyable, dressed in trendy decor, with large windows overlooking Washington Street. 

Hudson Table | 1403 Clinton Street

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Hudson Table is a one-of-a-kind culinary studio that offers cooking classes and dining experiences, including brunch. With a large indoor dining area and kitchen, Hudson Table is the place to be for all sorts of cooking classes and meals. There are also scheduled brunch experiences, which include live music on the rooftop, a family-style meal, and BYOB.

Large Parties + Outdoor Seating

Halifax | At W Hotel, 225 River Street

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There is one thing better than BYOB at brunch… and that is unlimited food and drinks. Halifax, located in the W Hotel, serves up brunch only on Saturday + Sunday, which is ideal for weekend plans. The menu is unique and ranges from shareable plates like a cheeseboard, to sandwiches and wings. The best part? Unlimited bloody Mary’s, or the unlimited small plates option, which gives a bottle of sparkling wine per person. 

The Madison | 1316 Washington Street

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The Madison Bar and Grill sits proudly on the corner of 14th and Washington, in a prime Uptown Hoboken location. Patrons can sit inside by the bar where the TVs are located {sports, anyone?} or enjoy the Spring weather in its covered outdoor seating. The wings come hot, with different flavors to choose from, savory {BBQ} or spicy {buffalo}. Served with ranch or blue cheese, the wings are just crunchy and messy enough to enjoy. 

Margherita’s | 740 Washington Street

Margherita's

Pizza is always a good idea, and pizza during brunch is even better. Margarita’s is a must-try spot serving up homemade, fresh pizzas, brunch entrees, and specialty cocktails. The outdoor seating is lively and comfortable, located in the heart of Hoboken. 

City Bistro | 56 14th Street

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City Bistro is ideal for Instagrammable moments, with a beautiful rooftop, offering a full bar and lots of space for big groups. The menu satisfies all brunch cravings, and the drink menu is superb, offering frozen drinks, sure to leave a group happy on a hot summer day. Private events, with buffet-style layouts, are also accommodated at City Bistro, just be sure to call ahead.

Court Street | 61 6th Street

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Nestled between Willow and Washington,  Court Street is a Hoboken staple, famous for its specials and excellent food. Its Sunday brunch lasts from 11:30-3:30 pm and the menu is diverse and extensive, with options for everyone. The ambiance is timeless and there are lots of seating available, so make sure to call ahead for a reservation for a large party. 

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Sorellina | 1036 Washington Street

Sorellina

Meet Sirenetta’s sister restaurant, Sorellina, located directly across the street, nestled on its corner on Washington Street. The outdoor seating at Sorellina is cozy and welcoming, with hard-to-miss decor and ambiance, perfect for brunch on a sunny day. 

Il Tavolo Palmisano | 700 Clinton Street

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The food at II Tavolo has left visitors in awe, and the brunch is no exception. Offered on Saturdays and Sundays 11 am-3 pm, brunch at II Tavolo varies from pancakes to chicken parmesan sliders. The full bar and the cocktail menu also add an element of enjoyment during brunch, as well as the outdoor seating arrangements. 

Zack’s | 232 Willow Avenue

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Brunch at Zack’s is offered on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am – 3:00 PM. It is hard to pin down which dish is the best on the brunch menu, since it is so extensive, reaching every savory brunch dish that is known and loved. The bar and seating {outdoor, too} have to be one of the best parts about Zack’s because it can be a more relaxed meal or a full dining experience, depending on what mood strikes. 

BYOB

La Bouche | 207 Washington Street

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La Bouche is a local favorite, located in Downtown Hoboken, with a cozy atmosphere, and a European elegance found throughout. The menu is mouth-watering, serving up homemade crepes and pastries, with a twist on the classic scrambled egg, adding in fresh ingredients. Feel free to bring champagne or wine and sit outside to enjoy the Spring weather. 

Otto Strada | 743 Park Avenue

Otto Strada

Known for its gourmet pizzas and delicious Italian menu, Otto Strada serves a BYOB brunch, along with a small, intimate atmosphere. Its quality food and laid-back style meal are perfect for any occasion. All the dishes on the menu are appealing, but the pasta and pizza are most memorable. 

Good Cocktails

Antique Bar + Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue

Antique Bar & Bakery

The vibes at Antique Bar & Bakery are unique, and what is even more unique is the perfectly curated cocktail menu. Paired with the mouth-watering brunch menu, the cocktails are designed to put the best flavors and alcohol together, on the rocks, or straight up. Plus, it won the best cocktails in Hoboken of 2020, which is hard to beat! Brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays, so be sure to make a reservation, because it fills up quickly. 

Bin 14 | 1314 Washington Street 

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The best part of Bin 14 is its outdoor seating, perfect for a Spring or Summer day. There is an option to sit on the covered patio in the back, or in the front, right on Washington Street. This is the perfect spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of Uptown Hoboken while enjoying a great brunch menu. The brunch special includes one small plate, one entree, and comes with perfectly powdered zeppole’s with a chocolate sauce on the side. Plus, the Gluten-free options are hard to beat. 

Anthony David’s | 953 Bloomfield Street

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There are few things better than a BYOB option and brunch, and Anthony David’s offers both. Located on the corner of Bloomfield Street, with outdoor and indoor seating available, it is sure to satisfy a brunch craving, all inspired by Italian food. Although drinks are offered on the menu, there is an option available to bring beer or champagne to add to orange juice, for a self-serve mimosa. This pairs well with friends and sunshine. 

10th + Willow | 935 Willow Avenue

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From mimosas to martinis, 10th and Willow serves up cleverly named cocktails, ranging from many different alcohols and pairings. Play it safe with a Mule, or dabble in the creative martinis on the menu, like the Victoria’s Secret for a rum craving, or the Pink Pom, which indulges in pomegranate vodka. 

With TVs

8th Street Tavern | 800 Washington Street

8th Street Tavern

8th Street Tavern is located on 8th Street and Washington, in the heart of Hoboken. With a simple menu serving bar favorites and an expert selection of beers, this is the ideal spot for a low-key, laid-back, spur-of-the-moment brunch. The outdoor seating is in a prime location, perfect to sit back and relax. The pulled pork nachos are a must-try.

Finnegans Pub | 734 Willow Avenue

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Finnegans is the place to watch all the live sports, accompanied by a large bar and a classic menu. Serving up “the best wings in town,” Finnegans is the perfect spot for a laid-back, chill, brunch. Live music is a staple here and is now being offered outside, along with a large outdoor seating area. 

The Stewed Cow | 400 Adams Street

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The “infamous brunch” at The Stewed Cow has left patrons in Hoboken raving. The mimosa bar for the table is $30, with a few refreshing mixers to choose from. The most popular deal includes $30 a person for 2 brunch cocktails, one entree, and a shared meal for the table. The entree list is lengthy, serving all the classic brunch staples everyone loves. Also on the menu are bloody marys, a crowd favorite. 

Breakfast Classics

Malibu Diner | 257 14th Street

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It is important not to forget the brunch staples that New Jersey is known for, and that includes diners. The Malibu Diner, nestled in the heart of Uptown Hoboken, is everything a customer would want from a diner: great service, a large space for big groups, and a menu that serves a wide range of food. The breakfast menu is made up of all of the most popular breakfast basics, like eggs, pancakes, waffles, and much more. 

Tosti | 1024 Washington Street

Tosti

The menu at Tosti serves all the classic breakfast staples, like avocado toast and pancakes. Combining tasty food and a great ambiance, Tosti is the perfect spot for American cuisine with a twist of its own. 

Rosticeria Da Gigi | 916 Washington Street

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Otherwise known as Gigis, this spot is ideal for a quick, laid-back breakfast, serving up a charming menu that offers all the breakfast staples. The buttermilk pancakes are a must-try, and the cozy ambiance is fitting for a sit-down breakfast. 

Turning Point | 1420 Sinatra Drive

The Turning Point is famous for its tasteful decor, lengthy menu, and quality food. Creating its a spin on the standard breakfast menu, there is something for everybody to enjoy. The shareable options are noteworthy, as well as the wide-ranging coffee choices, from espressos to french presses. 

Vegan + Vegetarian Options

Northern Soul | 700 1st Street

Northern Soul Kitchen & Bar

Northern Soul prides itself on creating quality comfort food that fits all different lifestyles. Vegan and vegetarian options are found throughout the menu, as well as meats like hot dogs, burgers, and steak. There is also a cocktail menu offered, so be sure to check it out.

The Brick | 1122 Washington Street

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The best part of eating pizza for brunch at the Brick is the fact that there are 100% Vegan options to choose from. Not only is there Vegan pizza to choose from but there is also a wide range of Vegan menu options, which accommodate everyone. The outdoor seating at the Brick is cozy and welcoming, located right on Washington Street. 

Karma Kafe | 505 Washington Street

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Karma Kafe serves up a lengthy Indian-style menu including vegetarian options throughout each course, from starters to the main entrees. This downtown Hoboken staple offers sidewalk seating, ideal for an afternoon brunch. 

Charrito’s | 518 Washington Street

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If you are in the mood for Mexican food but live a Vegan lifestyle, Charritos is the perfect spot. The Vegan section on its menu serves the cheese and cream that make Mexican dishes so delicious, but instead, made with almonds. The Vegan options are great across the board, as well as vegetarian options for almost every dish. 

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Jenny is a proud Jersey girl raised in Monmouth County, who currently resides in Uptown Hoboken. She works as a Client Services Director in NYC and has a passion for event planning, acting, and writing. Jenny left the Garden State to attend Manhattan College and lived in NYC before returning back to Jersey. In her spare time, you can find her walking along the water taking endless pictures of the city skyline, or eating all of the pizza Hoboken has to offer.