Last week my friend Danielle and had a spontaneous lunch / brunch in Brooklyn. Since I have a car, we drove down from Queens and found parking right near our restaurant of choice: Five Leaves. I’d read a lot about the place and had tried to eat there before, but the wait was always too long for my level of hunger. On this sunny weekday, the wait was only about 15 minutes for an outdoor table for two.
Well worth the wait, Five Leaves serves a mix of Mediterranean and American dishes. They offer many homemade aspects – such as the homemade ricotta, which I still need to try – as well as a unique cocktail menu. After seeing someone else receive the Moroccan Scramble, I knew I had to have it. It includes scrambled eggs with spiced chickpeas and merguez (sausage), on top of grilled sourdough and crushed avocado. This was all topped with slivered peppers and a handful of fresh herbs; I was in heaven and can’t wait to go back.
Open: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: 18 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn NY 11222 Phone: (718) 383-5345