There was a lot of hype about this spot before it opened. With an extremely Instagrammable menu, including XXL pancakes, drinks with plastic honey-bear jars in them, and milk bottles with straws, we weren’t actually sure what to expect. We knew it would be photogenic, but the pleasant surprise was, the food was actually good, too.
This is a buzzy venue! Westbourne Grove is one of those streets that, for some reason, many places don’t make it; there’s a lot of business change over here. From day one however, Sunday in Brooklyn has been popular – and not just with locals. This has definitely become a destination spot. The lights are low at night, the music is loud, there’s an abundance of greenery, and some seating outside.
The Food and Drink
It’s known for its brunch, so start here. Menu items are usual dishes, but all have elevated ingredients, many which are healthy. The avocado and toast has cashew cheese, wheat grass oil, sprouts, nuts and seeds; a scrambled egg sandwich includes cheddar and Gochujang mayo; the Don Ruben omelette has spicy mole and goat cheese.
If you’re keeping it light, there’s chia pudding with fruit or a herbal bone broth; if you’re hungry, there’s sirloin steak and eggs, or biscuits and gravy. For that sweet tooth, there’s ricotta and jam brioche, and huge, hazelnut pancakes that are more like pieces of cake.
The dinner menu looks great, too, and has everything from tear and share hamachi crudo, stuffed pasta shells, ribs, smoked chicken, and cauliflower burgers. They have an interesting, gimmicky cocktail list – several make you feel like you’re on holiday – and the wine list includes organic / biodynamic options.
The atmosphere. It feels upbeat and fun: you could definitely spend a couple of hours here.