although south brooklyn is bursting with brunch spots, there are really only a few that i can recommend. one of my top contenders for something eggy is bocca lupo. this really great space located in a gorgeous part of cobble hill has such good food topped with excellent child-friendly service that i just keep coming back again and again. in addition to some lovely baked egg dishes, bocca lupo’s brunch includes a variety of salads and antipasti in addition to well-executed paninis, crostinis and tramezzinis. my two favorites are the tuscan liver pate with cranberries crostini and the sweet sausage, broccoli rabe and taleggio panini. j favors the mint panna cotta for dessert though i am always smitten with their marinated berries and cream. and while i have to agree with new york magazine’s assessment that the food is a bit derivative (maybe just a notch down from a long-time favorite ‘ino), i do think that this is brooklyn’s best of the italian small-plate club. an added bonus is that bocca lupo is also one of the rare quality local restuarants open for lunch as well as dinner during the week. bocca lupo, 391 henry street at warren street, brooklyn, new york, 718.253.2522.