Jennie Thwaites

Author and Model


Ruthie Darling

Photographer and Fashion Editor


What’s not to love about a big weekend breakfast at the end of a long week? The expectation that you’ll be perfectly dressed for it, that’s what. Some mornings, you barely have the energy to haul yourself out of bed, let alone put effort into choosing your outfit.

Below is a handy guide to four of Bushwick’s tastiest brunch spots, served with a piping hot side of outfit inspiration. Each look is tailored to the unique vibe of its corresponding food haven. Here’s to one less thing standing between you and a hard earned weekend feast!

Forrest Point: Casual

While dressing casual is always on the brunch style menu, if you’re feeling the urge to add just a wee bit of opulence to your ensemble, Forrest Point is your spot. Offering elevated breakfast essentials like quinoa oatmeal and watermelon salad, this Bushwick culinary mecca pairs perfectly with a little sartorial glitz. Maybe a metallic bag and matching accessories, paired with some dramatic pants— and since life is for living, why not add a brightly colored kitten heel?

983 Bushwick Living Room: Classy

983 Bushwick’s Living Room puts the “class” in “classic.” What to wear while you munch on your rock shrimp po’boy or your arugula and goat cheese salad? How about some simple, comfortable basics paired with a sassy head scarf? Throw some stripes in there and round off with a pair of kicks! Your feet will thank you later.

Cape House: Nautical

If you’re in need of nautical respite, Cape House on Knickerbocker has just what your soul is craving. The house’s phenomenal fried seafood, coconut granola and ginger garlic quinoa are perfect for brunch! Dress for the occasion in beachy ripped jeans and a preppy casual sweat shirt, and add some gold jewelry, if you’re feeling it.

Montana’s Trail House: Eccentric

At Montana’s Trail House, the food is delicious and the decor is rustic and fascinating. You may want to consider some of your more eccentric pieces while dressing to dive into your fried chicken biscuits or baked french toast. Perhaps a quirky vintage sweater thrown casually over your shoulders and some orange lipstick?

Happy Brunching, Bushwick!