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Best Brunch Spots In The Bronx
From Jamaican jerk chicken to a classic burger, every craving is covered when it comes to brunch in the “boogie down”. These neighborhood staples share history, a love for the Bronx, and some of the boldest flavors found in all five boroughs.
1. iNINE Bistro
Described as a rustic neighborhood bistro in the heart of Port Morris, Bronx, iNINE is black-owned and serves breakfast and a weekend boozy brunch inspired by its owners who hail from different parts of the world. $30 gets you a brunch entrée of chicken and waffles, a classic burger or stuffed French toast with 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas and bellinis. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the weekend.
2. 188 Bakery Cuchifritos
In business for over 30 years, 188 Bakery Cuchifritos is known for serving authentic Puerto Rican and Latin foods. Once graced by celebrity chef and foodie, Anthony Bourdain, the neighborhood favorite offers a robust menu including mashed plantains served with fried salami, cheese, or eggs, authentic flan, and, of course, cuchifritos.
3. Jimmy’s Grand Café
Jimmy’s Bar is nestled conveniently between the Castle Hill and Throggs Neck neighborhoods of the Bronx. From the delicious food and generous serving sizes to the hospitality of the staff, residents of the Bronx have plenty of reasons to call this place a local favorite. The brunch buffet menu includes coconut French toast, fried chicken, and pancakes.
4. The Dumplin Shop
Craving a taste of the islands? Serving the best Jamaican cuisine in New York since 1994, The Dumplin Shop is best known for its authentic Jamaican breakfast, including jerked chicken, curried goat, salt fish, and brown stew. Other Caribbean favorites include dumplings, fried fish, and sweat plantains. Breakfast and brunch start as early at 7am, so you can begin your feast before the afternoon crowds arrive.
5. Havana Café
“The Soul of Havana arrives in the Bronx”. Havana Cafe is as charming, warm and exciting as the city it’s named for. Chef Ramon Perez covers all the classics, and offers up some twists like Pizza Cubana, Latin American casseroles, and the ever-popular brick oven Cuban Sandwich.
In light of COVID-19, most restaurants on this list are currently offering takeout and delivery only. Be sure to contact the restaurant directly for their most current status.