Colonie is a BrunchCritic favorite, and it also seems like a favorite of most of Brooklyn. The cozy space is built out with wood, exposed brick, and a green garden wall-- sprouting with fresh herbs and plants. You'll want to make plans to arrive early, as the place packs out quickly and usually has a long wait. We suggest sitting at the open kitchen counter in the back, where you can watch the chefs cook your brunch before your eyes.
What to Eat
The Duck Hash is our go-to pick; the dish is served with a poached egg and red bliss potatoes. Be sure to start with a "Basket O' Doughnuts" for the table. We drool over the cinnamon sugar doughnuts with seasonal jams, Nutella, and salted caramel custard.
What to Drink
Colonie's bloody Mary is one of our favorites of all time. It has just the right amount of spice, a unique mix of Hangar One Chipotle Vodka, tomato, Tabasco, Worcestershire, celery salt, horseradish, lemon, jalapeño and sherry.
First come, first served. Brunch reservations are not accepted.