The Best Brunch Spots in LIC

Vanessa Vanacore

Long Island City has lots to offer, good food being one of them. Everything from Mediteranean to Latin and Italian cuisine, LIC truly has it all.

And whether you live here and are looking for a new weekend brunch place, or you’re going to be in the area for the first time and have no idea where to eat, this guide has you covered.

Here is our list of the best brunch in Long Island City.

Cafe Henri | 1010 50th Ave, Queens, NY 11101

This French bistro specializes in French breakfast classics like crepes and their mouth watering croque madame. The atmosphere here is simple yet pleasant and has a small neighborhood feel. An easy no fuss option, you cannot go wrong with the food at Cafe Henri plus their breakfast cocktails are amazing. The Chocolate Henri Martini is a must try.

Levante | 26-21 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

This rustic chic Italian spot offers Neapolitan style pizza and an amazing brunch menu. Everything from cacio e pepe spaghetti to nutella pancakes and all the pizza you could ever crave. Yes, they even have burrata topped pizza. Levante offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm.

Blend | 47-04 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Known for having one of the most fun restaurant atmospheres in all of Queens, Blend is a no brainer when it comes to picking out a good brunch spot. With two locations in LIC you have the option of dining out at their location on the water with sweeping views of Manhattan or their more low key spot located on Vernon Blvd. Serving up delicious Latin fusion options along with amazing craft cocktails, Blend truly knows how to create an appealing atmosphere that you’ll want to keep coming back to.

Beebe’s at Boro Hotel | 38-28 27th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Beebe’s is located in the lobby of the Boro hotel in LIC. This hip and lively restaurant offers a pizza menu which pays tribute to New York’s original old school pies with crisp, thin crust, pizzas topped to the edge (the brunch pizza is a msut try) plus classic brunch options like avocado toast and pancakes. Beebe's contemporary, naturally lit interior features floor-to-ceiling windows with a private courtyard that offers outdoor dining with amazing city views.

Woodbines | 47-10 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Woodbines is an authentic neighborhood Irish pub. Known for their hearty brunch options, you will not leave this place hungry. Classics like their brunch burger and breakfast poutine do not disappoint. I mean can you really go wrong with french fries topped with brown gravy, mixed cheese, crispy bacon, and two fried eggs?

Gantry Bar & Kitchen | 47-02 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Gantry is a hip cafe offering a great bottomless brunch. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-3pm Gantry offers an $18 unlimited cocktails deal. With something for everyone, their menu offers Mexican classics and more standard American brunch options from breakfast tacos to French toast.

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