Where to Grab the Best BYOB Brunches in Jersey City

Vanessa Vanacore

We all know the tab at brunch can add up FAST if you’re not careful. But with a great ambiance, amazing friends, and the fact that it's the weekend, we all know that's hard to do. What makes it easy however? When a restaurant is BYOB of course. Saving money on drinks is the best way to keep that tab down and still have a fabulous time at brunch.

So keep reading for all the best BYOB spots in Jersey City offering a super fun brunch atmosphere.

Cafe Dolma | 270 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

A hidden gem among all the restaurants in Jersey City, Cafe Dolma serves Turkish dishes and puts a very inventive spin on classic brunch options. For example, their avocado toast features an Eastern Medditerranean twist that includes a herb and spice blend, pickled Turkish hot pepper, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and onion...yum. Cafe Dolma also offers a super cute outdoor patio, optimal for warmer weather.

French Toasthttps://www.instagram.com/cafedolma/

Mezcal Kitchen | 665 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Located in the Journal Sq neighborhood of Jersey City, Mezcal has the look and feel of a real authentic Mexican restaurant. The menu is extensive, with fresh items to choose from, like guac, tacos of all kinds, and even burgers. They even offer an array of alcohol mixers like juices and even smoothies to splash into the alcohol you brought from home.


The Cliff | 38 Congress St, Jersey City, NJ 07307

Located in Jersey Heights, The Cliff is a super cute cafe offering a stellar brunch menu including lots of vegan and vegetarian options including a tofu egg scramble and vegan burger. Only open on weekends, The Cliff has great outdoor seating and is the perfect spot to head to if you’re not trying to spend a fortune on brunch.

Brunch Options from The Cliffhttps://www.instagram.com/thecliffjc/

The Franklin | 159 New York Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

Also located in the Heights, The Franklin serves up a super diverse brunch menu including all the brunch basics like sandwiches, salads, omelettes, and of course every type of eggs benedict you could ever ask for.

Burata Burgerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CMpYhCAFIxF/

Central Bistro | 403 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

Located in central Jersey City, Central Bistro definitely lives up to its name. They’re known for their super reasonable prices, classic brunch staples and an awesome ambiance.

Strawberry Banana Pancakeshttps://www.instagram.com/p/B8WknbNnpJZ/

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