The Ultimate Guide to Brunching with Bocce

Bocce B.E.C. pizza photo by Aperol USA by Wes Tarca

Bocce B.E.C. pizza photo by Aperol USA by Wes Tarca

There’s nothing more iconic than weekend brunch in NYC, at least until now. Bocce Union Square, now open for brunch, presents amazing breakfast dishes, paired refreshing signature cocktails + served in an open-air atmosphere that will put all other weekend brunch plans to shame.

Make a Reservation

Bocce has adjusted their weekend hours to open at 11:00 AM on Saturdays and Sundays, which means more opportunities to grab reservations! Located in the heart of Union Square Park, enjoy brunching with buds surrounded by the serenity of the park and the hustle + bustle of the North Plaza. Start your day right with great food and an atmosphere to match.

Take a Peek at the Menu

With Bocce Brunch comes a whole new menu! From a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Pizza to their wildly loved bocce bread with a re-imagined twist, you’ll be begging for the weekend never to end.

Some new favorites include:

  • The B.E.C. Pizza: cream cheese, mozzarella, cheddar, Heritage Applewood Smoked Bacon, and egg whites, topped with toasted everything bagel toppings, chives and an egg yolk drizzle.

  • Smoked Salmon Bocce Bread: The restaurant’s classic bread with house-made everything bagel seasoning on top and served with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, capers and onion.

  • Farmers Hash: Potatoes fried up with market vegetables straight with heritage applewood smoked bacon from D’Artignan.

  • Pistachio Granola: Granola (made in-house) with maple syrup, rolled oats, pistachio and almond, complemented each weekend by fresh herbs, spices and toppings from the Greenmarket. Served on top of yogurt covered in market fruit and a smidge of honey.

Cafe Bocce

Can’t make Saturday or Sunday afternoon brunch? No worries! Stop by Cafe Bocce on Union Square’s West Plaza (at 16th Street) for an on-the-go snack. This to-go kiosk is serving up iced coffee, lattes, and matcha, plus all-day breakfast pastries and treats. Try signature soft-serve made with RonnyBrook dairy straight from the Union Square Greenmarket, and top it with espresso for a classic Italian affogato.