We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cafe Luluc

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
214 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6437
+1 718-625-3815
Today
08:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 120: English reviews
Bordeaux
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time we are in Brooklyn, a visit to Café LuLuc's is an absolute must. For easy and chilled atmosphere, wonderful hamburgers and cheery staff at very reasonable NYC prices, I don't think it gets any better. Don't expect sophistication, but do expect a great meal and service. You won't be disappointed. There is also seating outside for good weather... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eleni W
Level Contributor
59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best onion soups in recent memory. Thick, rich, not shy on garlic and gruyere. Perfectly seasoned. For main I had the Gorgonzola and bacon ravioli - just the right amount of cheese and again, perfectly seasoned. The reason it gets three stars instead of four is the cash only policy. Very inconvenient when you are a tourist... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sura54
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jontae1
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
646 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank Riddoch88
Niskayuna, New York
Level Contributor
152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank TravelingLily2014
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank Florence V
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Intrigue L
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
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!

Helpful?
Thank CETBK
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
410 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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.

Helpful?
Thank David P
Level Contributor
51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Helpful?
Thank timemarches

Travellers who viewed Cafe Luluc also viewed

 

Been to Cafe Luluc? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Luluc and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Hastings on Hudson, New York
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Luluc staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?