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Cafe Luluc

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214 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6437
+1 718-625-3815
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08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pancakes may quite possibly be the best I've ever had. Cafe Luluc bakes their pancakes, giving it a uniqueness that is unsurpassed. We visited on a Saturday around 2pm and the wait time stated to us was 20-30 minutes. However, we waited for 65 minutes. Cafe Luluc only has a few tables and the hostess said that folks simply... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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621 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our breakfast here - omelette with cheese and bacon anda grilled chicken and avocado sandwich were delicious. The hole style fries with cheese were hard to resist. Coffees were acceptable given the quality of the food, but I wouldn't come here just for the coffee.

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Thank Riddoch88
Niskayuna, New York
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met a friend here for brunch and enjoyed the spot very much. Because the weather was unseasonably warm we were able to sit outdoors. Otherwise, the wait would have forced us to choose another spot. If I wanted to eat here again I would go very early. The menu was varied and prices were good.

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Thank TravelingLily2014
Antwerp, Belgium
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on Sunday for brunch with a bunch of friends. We didn't know what to pick so we had 5 different dishes. The Nutella French toast : amazing The croque monsieur: we were a little sceptic coz it's a French specialty , but the Americans can make a pretty good one ... it came with fries with was a... More 

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Thank Florence V
New York, New York, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the Pancakes.. Thee BEST pancakes I have ever eaten in my life.. Fluffy... light and this perfect crisp on the very outer ends... Have you ever had your fruit toppings somehow end up soggy? You won't get that here... It's like they're cut fresh right before they're put on the pancake... and remains that way...I am not... More 

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Thank Intrigue L
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

On the lazy days when I am craving brunch at the ripe ol' hour of 4pm, Cafe Luluc saves the day when other restaurants have stopped serving brunch much earlier. The omelette I got was delicious and substantial and they had $5 mimosas and bloody mary's to go along with - I was a very happy customer!

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Thank CETBK
Boston, Massachusetts
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324 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Love this place. Some of the best brunch in town. Friendly, excellent staff. Very nice outdoor patio for the warm weather. Note that it is cash only. Anything with eggs will be great, and anything I've ever seen anyone order has been great.

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Thank David P
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Be prepared to wait for a table at this very simple, old café. There is no ambience but the FOOD is outrageous. We had breakfast/brunch. Ii had the best quiche of spinach and goat cheese I have ever eaten. The pancakes were more like slices of yellow cake! Delicious! The staff works super hard to handle the crowd. Turn over... More 

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Thank timemarches
Waterford, Connecticut
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139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The most important thing to know before you dine here is that it is cash only. We did not see this posted anywhere near the front of the restaurant or on the menu, so it came a quite a surprise when we got the bill. Otherwise, the food was fine. Not the best ever, but not the worst. There were... More 

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Thank Ann S
Greenwich, Connecticut
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Food is okay . Service was good ,quick and all staff very attentive Best dish to order would be the chicken paillard . The croque Madame was just okay , not much flavor Outside patio is very nice to enjoy a quick lunch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6437
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-625-3815

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?