Place: Marco & Pepe
Neighborhood: Downtown Jersey City, 289 Grove St. (off Mercer St.)
The scoop: Marco & Pepe is one of my favorite brunch places in Jersey City. Unfortunately, on the weekends, it can get very crowded, and you can wait a long time for a table. I’ve also had…
Place: Madame Claude Cafe
Neighborhood: Downtown Jersey City, 364 1/2 4th St.
The scoop: Madame Claude Cafe is a small French bistro in downtown Jersey City. My roommate had been to the restaurant for dinner and recommended it. I had also heard positive reviews for their brunch, so I was…
Neighborhood: Montclair, N.J., 700 Bloomfield Ave.
The scoop: It was the Monday after Christmas, and brunch was on our minds. Once I saw the menu for Toast, I knew I had to brunch there. As soon as we walked into Toast, the hostess rudely said to us and another group “in…