New York City is home to thousands of restaurants, with many of them being listed as the best eats in the country. So how do you go about finding something as simply as the best brunch in a city where dozens of restaurants in varying boroughs all boast to have the best? While apps such as the YP Mobile App can definitely help you find a good restaurant nearby, we have decided to help you out just a bit by providing the three best brunch spots in the East Village:
Arguably one of the best places for brunch in the East Village is easily Cafe Mogador, located at 101 Saint Marks Place. The brunch menu is simple, with no more than 8 items available, and each is prepared to utter perfection. The ingredients are minimal, but add to each dish to give a perfect balance of flavor.
Any variety of the eggs benedict served at the cafe are superb, but the Morocaan Benedict, a traditionally prepared eggs benedict with spicy tomato and green pepper sauce, is simply one of a kind. However, if you aren’t in the mood for eggs benedict, the goat cheese, spinach, and tomato omelette is another great option.
Northern Spy Food Co.
Located at 511 East 12th Street, the Northern Spy Food Co is a quaint little cafe offering local and seasonal fare. Served with an atmosphere of farm to table style, the restaurant offers a brunch menu a bit larger than Mogador’s and a few great morning cocktails as well.
Although the menu is a bit larger, it is by no means more complex. The items listed are simple, such as the Slow-whisked scrambled eggs served on flat bread and the home style French Toast served with nothing more than maple whipped cream and candied pecans; however, each menu item is cooked with care and exceptional ingredients. So if you are looking for a more homestyle brunch, consider giving Northern Spy Food Co’s Biscuits and Gravy a try, and be sure to top it off with a sake Bloody Mary.
Ciao for Now
Located just a few doors up from the Northern Spy Food Co, Ciao for Now serves one of the least expensive and most flavorful brunches in town. The menu, like most brunches in town, is smaller, but with some divine dishes. Decadent doesn’t even come close to describing the Almond Brioche French Toast, and the egg scramble that is the Huevos Verdes is perfect for anyone wanting a flavorful breakfast loaded with veggies and protein.
Each dish includes a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, and can be enjoyed in the cafe’s quiet atmosphere.
New York is a foodie’s haven, but that doesn’t mean it makes it easy to find just what you are looking for. Having so many options can make finding a great meal a bit overwhelming at times. So before you are left with a specific craving and no idea where to go, do the research. The web can provide great insight, and so can a little on-foot exploring should you be walking around.