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10 Unique Brunches in Hoboken + Jersey City for Your Next Brunch Adventure

by Jennifer Tripucka
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Brunch in Hoboken and Jersey City isn’t a rarity or diamond in the rough — in fact, go out at any given time of the weekend, and chances are finding a brunch spot are high, complete with cocktails. But if looking for a unique brunch spot with a fun spin on breakfast-meets-lunch food, it can be a little more of a challenge to find. To help find the next best brunch spot in the Hudson County area, we’ve compiled a list of 10 unique brunch spots in Hoboken + Jersey City for your next meal. Some supply the cocktails, others are BYOB, but either way, you’re in for a serious weekend treat. Read on for a list of unique brunches in Hoboken and Jersey City.

Bin 14 Zeppolini Brunch | 1314 Washington Street, Hoboken


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Bin 14 is a long-time wine bar in uptown Hoboken, but it’s a lesser-known fact that there is a Zeppolini brunch on weekends. What this means: from 10AM-3PM for $29 per person, Bin serves up a zeppole, small plate, and entree (drinks are additional) as its Zeppolini brunch. While it may not be St. Ann’s feast, zepps and mimosas are an exquisite combo. Click here for the menu.

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Boots + Bones BBQ Brunch | 116 Newark Avenue, Jersey City


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If in the mood for a fun brunch in Jersey City that includes a BBQ aspect, Boots n Bones is a newer-to-the-scene spot with a unique menu: think Smoked Brisket Benedict, The Cure French Toast Sandwich (smoked pork belly and gouda, over easy egg over French toast with syrup), and Fried Chicken and Waffles. There’s also a speakeasy downstairs, and it’s right on the Newark Pedestrian Plaza which makes bar hopping and walking around a cinch. Click here for the menu.

Buddy Who’s | 247 Washington Street, Jersey City


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A pancake spot that serves brunch all day = nothing better. Buddy Who’s not only has a ridiculous array of pancake options (Cinnabon pancake, we’re lookin’ at you), brunch cocktails, and other menu items. For those with a gluten allergy, it also has gluten-free pancake options, which makes it a full home run. Click here for the menu.

Fat Taco | 32 Newark Street, Hoboken

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Fat Taco Fat recently rolled out new items to an already existing brunch menu, which was pretty funky in its own right. The newcomers, though, take brunch to a more party-vibe, margaritas brunch level plus some IG-worthy food — we’re talking French toast skewers, loaded breakfast nachos, Choco Tacos, and more. It’s on a little party block in Hoboken, the sister restaurant to Wild Moose Saloon and Birch, as well as right next to Panela, so bar hopping may be a must after a meal. Click here for the menu.

Freetown Road Project | 640 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

Freetown Road Project is the brainchild of Chef Claude J Lewis, who was Food Network’s 2019 Chopped champion. With 28 years of experience cooking in restaurants, he opened his Journal Square restaurant, which is a Caribbean-inspired eatery — with roots from Antigua and Barbuda — as Freetown Road Project. As it’s BYOB, Freetown Road will make the rum punch if you bring the rum, and the BBQ jerk chicken wings are next-level, as are the cod-fish fritters and beef patties. Click here for the menu.

Gaia + Loki | 346 Grove Street, Jersey City


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When in the mood for brunch but want to keep it vegan, Gaia and Loki is the spot. This vegetarian restaurant on Grove Street serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-3PM, and it’s BYOB. Dishes include Avocado Toast, Tofu Scramble, French Toast with vegan whipped cream, Peach Cobbler Waffles, Veggie Burgers, and more. Click here for the menu.

Il Tavolo di Palmisano | 700 Clinton Street, Hoboken

Italian brunch with a twist — the brunch menu for Il Tavolo is available Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-3PM. Two must-tries to recommend: The Hoboken Frittata — prosciutto and arugula baked in an 8-inch round omelet topped with garden tomato bruschetta and creamy burrata, and the Stuffed French Toast (stuffed with cannoli cream and chocolate chips, topped with powdered sugar, whipped cream, blueberries, and syrup). There’s also a full bar here, so a good time is to be had with brunch cocktails + beyond. Click here for the menu.

La Boheme | 233 Clinton Street, Hoboken

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South of France-inspired, the sister restaurant of uptown’s Barbes does not disappoint at brunch time. This restaurant houses a delicious array of French dishes, including Soupe à l’oignon (French onion soup with toasted bread and gruyere cheese), Pain Perdu (Brioche French toast with fruits, fresh berries, and syrup), Moules Marinières Frites (Steamed PEI mussels in white wine, tomato, or cream sauce served with fries) — but the real star is its newly-introduced aperol spritz tower. Click here for the menu.

Madame | 390 4th Street, Jersey City

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Madame’s brunch menu stems from a France-inspired place; there are various oysters guests can select from, an artisanal meat and cheese board, French onion focaccia, prime beef tartare, and burrata, among other options. The main course options include croque monsieur, omelet Florentine, avocado toast, French toast, and a crispy chicken sandwich, with five brunch cocktails to choose from. And for those looking to live it up a little more with friends, there’s a special section for drinks that serve three to four people, including La Vie En Rose made with Brooklyn gin, aquavit, watermelon, mint, lime, and sparkling rose, and pitchers of Bloody Marys, mimosas and bellinis. Click here for the menu.

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Panela Salsa Brunch | 36-42 Newark Street


If dancing after or during a meal is your thing, brunch at Panela is where to be. This downtown Hoboken restaurant and bar has select Sundays that are Salsa dancing Sunday brunch parties. The dates of these events vary, so make sure to call ahead to confirm. The meals here are inspired by Latin cuisine, and the Aji Panda Steak and Eggs with crispy potato, chimichurri, and fried eggs — and the drinks are fun and fruity as well. Click here for the menu.

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