Who doesn’t love a good brunch? It basically means that you slept in late and get to combine breakfast with lunch. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the cocktails. I mean, win win…am I right?

What comes to mind when you think of brunch? For me, it’s divine comfort foods and amazing drinks with exquisite company. You’ll get that and more when you visit Halcyon Brasserie & Bar in Montclair, NJ.

Not only is the food beyond fantastic, but the ambience is on point too! With a modern, and upscale yet casual vibe, it’s such a chic little spot – perfect for a date, the girls, or even your whole family.

The brunch menu is simply amazing! Here’s a peek at just some of the delectable items I tried right off the menu.

Fresh Berries & Yogurt Parfait

Brioche French Toast

Farm Egg Flatbread

My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures of the food as I write this piece!

There’s something for everyone, and so much more to give a try that I’ll have to make my way back soon for another brunch.

There’s even a chicken and waffles option! Can you take a guess at what I’m getting next time? Um, yea!!! And you guys, it’s kid friendly too! For those of us with families, that’s music to our ears.

Ok, now, real talk. Can we just take a moment to talk about the drinks for a minute? The bartenders at Halcyon serve up some tasty little cocktails. My poison of choice for the day were the mimosas. These had just the perfect little zing, and they’re made with fresh orange juice! Do you know how rare that is?! Trust me when I tell you. I may even go as far to say that they were the best mimosas I’ve ever had. I mean EVER! And pssst…between you and me, I’ve had a lot of mimosas in my lifetime, so yea, I’m kind of an expert. I enjoyed them thoroughly…just sayin’…

I was lucky enough to visit this lovely dining establishment one fine Sunday afternoon to attend a Blogger Brunch hosted by Halcyon and the beautiful Karen, also known as @parisandalatte.

Along with the delicious bites and tempting drinks, I also got to hang with these beautiful group of blogger babes. Here we are with Ana, the lovely owner of Halcyon on the right.

So much fun! And check this, ladies…there was a gift bag bar — we got to make our own goodie bags!

Thanks to Measurable Difference for all the amazing cruelty free beauty products.

All in all, Halcyon was the perfect brunch spot! Thanks to Karen for introducing me to what will now be a favorite. I need to go back and share the love with my people, and what better way to share some love than with good food and drink, am I right? If you’re in Jersey, you won’t regret visiting Halcyon. Take someone you love, enjoy all the deliciousness, and have fun!

PS – they even have a lounge area on the second floor that you can book for a private event. ‘Tis the season, after all…

Cheers, guys! Happy Holidays!

xo Karen

All photos by: Davin Tes Photography

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Hi Karen,
I 100% agree. Halycon is a great hidden gem in Montclair, NJ. The menu was so good that after our event my wife and I decided to also eat there. Let me tell you… besides the chicken and waffle… the Seafood Paella has to be one of the best I ever had. The event that Karen ( @parisandalatte on Instagram ) hosted definitely was amazing. I am grateful to have met you and all the amazing influencers. I love the blog and keep up the great work!

Best regards,


Aw thanks, Davin. It was so nice meeting you too! I’ll definitely be going back to try a few other items on the menu…and let’s not forget the mimosas! wink wink…

All the best! xo Karen


ok – i’m officially craving all that food again looking at all those pics 🙂 It was so great having you there and I agree, Halcyon is such a cute place – i’m with you on the chicken and waffles next time! Your outfit as usual was absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for being there, K.


Hey K! Thanks for introducing me to such a great place! It was such a fun event and I’ll definitely be back soon for some more goodness.
xoxo Karen


This place looks awesome! I have been to quite a few restaurants in Montclair but never heard of this little gem! Need to try!


OMG, Leslie, you would LOVE it! We should plan a girls brunch there soon!
xoxo Karen


This event was so much fun! I loved getting a chance to meet you and while enjoy some amazing food and drinks.




Aw, same Cristina! It was great to meet you too.
xo Karen


Let me start by saying you look so beautiful with your mimosa drink! I wish I would of know of this place when I was in jersey visiting but I will be here for sure next time I come around. Love all the pictures!!! ❤️


Aw thank you so much, girl! OMG, when you’re back in the Jerz, we have to go there! You would for sure love it.
xoxo Karen

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