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news • December 7, 2022

Hungry for Brunch? Where to Find Brunch in Fort Lee Near The Modern

Hungry for brunch near The Modern? Look no further, we’ve got you covered (hopefully in maple syrup). Here are three incredible brunch spots to check out near The Modern. 

Patisserie Florentine

Located at 1347 16th Street in Fort Lee, Patisserie Florentine may be the new kid in town in terms of the best brunch spots in town but it is also already well regarded as one of the best. 

Offering approachable, French-inspired fare made with local ingredients when possible, Patisserie Florentine aims to serve the feelings and flavors of France to Fort Lee by way of an inviting bistro that’s  both rustic and contemporary as well as comfortable and inviting. 

Enjoy sweet crepes with vanilla Anglaise, or the Croissant Oeufs Fromage, two sunny side eggs, avocado spread, melted mozzarella and gravlax on a croissant served with mixed greens. Among a wide variety of other French breakfast classics, there’s also the Benedict A La Florentine, brioche, sautéed spinach, smoked salmon, two poached eggs, and mustard Hollandaise. Learn more about Patisserie Florentine’s Brunch menu.


Another local favorite is Edgewater’s Terravita. Located at  2 Hilliard Avenue, Edgewater, Terravita is the spot for great breakfast cocktails paired with uniquely inventive appetizers.

For example, you could try the Sparkling Cuban Mojito ($12) alongside a plate of Charred Octopus ($24) served with sherry vinaigrette and matchstick fries. Brunch also includes classic entrees like French Toast ($14) served with Vermont maple syrup and a local assortment of berries, and Steak and Eggs ($24) served with chimichurri sauce and potato cake. 

Then there’s the more unique entrees like a Seafood Flatbread, or the Avocado Thai Salad. Learn more about Terravita’s menu.

Brownstone Pancake Factory

While New Jersey has certainly mastered the Jersey Diner experience, Brownstone Pancake Factory has taken this concept and kicked it up to another level. First, the menu is extensive to the point that we challenge even the pickiest eaters to visit. As for the pancakes though, let’s just say this is a pancake connoisseur’s heaven. 

Here are just a few of the different kinds of pancakes available at Brownstone Pancake Factory but visit their website for the full menu.

Silver Dollar

Sweet Apple Pie Pancakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

Oreo Cookie Pancakes

Fried Oreo Pancakes

Jersey Chicken & Cheddar Pancakes

Pigs In The Blanket Pancakes