(Closed for renovation)

There was a scene in the movie Sex and the City where Charlotte says: “I read in the newspaper that Brooklyn is the new Manhattan”. Miranda, who was living in Brooklyn, answered: “Whoever wrote that article lives in Brooklyn”!


I have to say the newspaper was not so wrong; Brooklyn is changing a lot. There are many new buildings with hip new places to eat and drink. I went to Cow & Clover in Williamsburg for brunch on a Sunday morning.

Located in what is still partially an industrial area of Williamsburg, Cow & Clover – very hip and casual – reflects Brooklyn’s trend. The concrete floor gives a factory look to the room yet the décor overall is very welcoming. Tables and shelves are made of solid oak wood like those found on a farm. The chairs are metal, as are the table legs and the shelving. The napkins are rolled dishcloths; you feel as if you are eating in your kitchen. The huge bar with the 2 brick ovens adds to the old-fashioned yet authentic look.

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The brunch menu offers a variety of egg-based dishes. The muffins came on a wood plank, reflecting a farm–like style. They were well presented but tasted a bit bland unfortunately.
The smocked duck eggs Benedict was very tasty; it was served with spicy fried potatoes.

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The Berkshire pork and potato hash with sunny-side up eggs, served with pickled peppers & red onions was my choice. It was quite spicy and the red chili pepper was a bit hot, but I love spicy food. The presentation was very nice and matched the overall appearance of the restaurant; a big wood board with an iron fry pan on top, very rustic flair.

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The caramelized apple stuffed brioche French toast was to die for! It was delicious and the apple inside gave a succulent taste to the preparation. The portion is quite big, a dish like that fills you up for the entire day! Be aware!

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I heard Cow & Clover’s Mimosas are very good and they are quite generous with refills, but I didn’t order one. Next time for sure, I’ll try it for you!


Cow & Clover
291 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
📞 (718) 782-8810
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