An abundance of dining destinations is both a blessing and a curse.

As the home of over a thousand restaurants, cafes, diners, and eateries, it can take time to look for the right place for brunch in Staten Island.

In this video, we’ll be helping you out by listing down 5 of them.

1. Lakruwana

First on this list is Lakruwana and their Southern-fried chicken sandwich. They opened in Manhattan in 1995 but moved to Staten Island in 2004 and have stayed there ever since.

Lakruwana, named after the owner’s father, is a Sri Lankan restaurant that dishes pineapple curry, lampreys, biryani, and string kottu or rice flour noodles. This is the spot if you’re looking for authentic Sri Lankan food for brunch.

2. Project Brunch

Project Brunch is a no-brainer. As the name suggests, this dining spot is dedicated to everyone’s most beloved meal of the day. They have plenty of standard options such as waffles, french toast, and burgers, but they also have specials like their Spiral Ham & Swiss Panini and Gingerbread Pancakes.

The self-proclaimed best Brunch destination in town has the menu to back up their claim and you should add them to your options.

3. Beans and Leaves

Beans and Leaves is the less hearty and heavy option on this list. This North American cafe leans towards teas, coffee, and frappe with light meals like Belgian waffles, croissant sandwiches, bagels, and other pastries.

For people who prefer their first meal to be lighter, enjoying a good cup of coffee or tea alongside a light snack such as a sandwich or a bagel is the way to start the day.

4. Bruno’s Bakery

Speaking of pastries, while Bruno’s Bakery focuses on artisanal baked goods and the like, they’re still one of the best spots for brunch in the city. They’ve been open since 1973, and have served brunch to locals and tourists alike in the area since then.

Their pastries are top-notch as they use simple yet high quality ingredients for everything, but you can also be as adventurous as you want upon request.

5. Harvest Cafe

Harvest Cafe is a wholesome spot. A non-profit organization runs it called A Very Special Place, which is dedicated to employing adults with developmental abilities.

Their food is equally as heart-filled as their intentions as they serve omelettes, eggs benedicts, chicken and waffles, and pancakes.


What do you think of this list? Which brunch destinations will you be going to? Comment down below and let us know!

Author: Carol