There is something special about brunch in North Jersey. From the “something in the water” that makes a bagel taste sublime, or the superior Taylor Ham that delis and restaurants use for breakfast sandwiches. Now, there’s even more to enjoy with a new brunch spot, The Brunch Box, that recently opened in Belleville at 528 Joralemon Street. Read on for more information about The Brunch Box.
About the Owner
Joey Adorno opened The Brunch Box about eight months ago in Belleville, NJ. When asked “Why Belleville?” Joey said, “I grew up in Newark, and I wanted to stay in Essex County.” Joey also has a background as a cook for over 25 years. Before opening The Brunch Box, he also worked at Bloomingdale’s in the Short Hills Mall.
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Joey emphasized this establishment is a family business. His brother, sister, wife, and daughter all work at The Brunch Box. The team serves a variety of Latin- and American-inspired foods. His slogan is making things “simple + fresh” with new specials added every day.
The Brunch Box is located at 528 Joralemon Street. It is across the street from Michael’s Roscommon House. While having a smaller appearance on the outside, the inside of this establishment gives off a warm and fun atmosphere lining two sides of the space with classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Big Buck.
Options are available to stay and chat or grab and go. The Brunch Box has tables and chair-style seating, as well as bar-style seating at one of the counters, for those looking to dine in. Straight back and to the left are the two counters where patrons can place their orders.
The Brunch Box has a music theme throughout its inside. The atmosphere is filled with music through boombox decor, record player placemats, and menu items like “The Notorious Big Wrap.”
The Brunch Box menu covers just about every aspect of breakfast and lunch with options like breakfast sandwiches, omelets, pancakes, burgers, cheesesteaks, and paninis. Some breakfast options to try are the brunch quesadilla, or “The Notorious Big Wrap” made with steak, egg, cheese, and potatoes. If diners are searching for a sweeter breakfast, try the sweet potato pancakes or the fluffy french toast dipped in almond milk and cinnamon batter.
If customers lean toward the lunch side of brunch, start with some fries or mozz sticks as an appetizer. Move onto a mango chicken salad, a turkey cranberry panini, or a burger, available in beef and turkey.
The cheesesteak menu does not disappoint with options like a Buffalo chicken cheesesteak, chicken tossed in mild Buffalo sauce, peppers, onions, and bleu cheese with a ranch drizzle, or the “Fresh Prince” Classic Philly made with steak onions and Whiz as a choice for cheese.
The Brunch box has options for vegetarians including a vegetable or cheese quesadilla and bagels with PB + J or cream cheese. It also has a variety of juices that are pressed upon order. The ABC, and the Crisp + Refreshing, do not disappoint.
The Brunch Box also has to-go options including delivery or pick-up. Customers can also order meals online at the restaurant’s website. For summer hours, The Brunch Box will be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7AM to 4PM, and Sunday from 8AM to 4PM. The Brunch Box will be closed on all Mondays, including Labor Day.