Articles posted in ‘Breakfast or Brunch’

Elephant & Castle

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our friends Rachel and Brandon suggested Elephant & Castle Elephant & Castle (not related to the chain called Elephant & Castle) for brunch. We met there surprised to see it packed wall to wall, with a wait even when we left (around 3pm). The menu is simple American with a few foreign touches here […]

La Cueva Del Chango

Friday, February 27, 2009

We had our hopes set high for breakfast at La Cueva Del Chango. It came highly recommended from Caroline and Eddie, and also Grace from Grace is Full. It may very well be an awesome breakfast place, but it seems we may never know. It was an odd experience for us at the Monkey Cave. […]

Hot Baking Company

Sunday, February 22, 2009

We wanted to a change for breakfast today so we hopped around the corner to Hot Baking Company. Lon started with a Orange Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Yogurt, that tasted mostly of orange juice. I had a cappuccino that was really weak. So far, all of my coffees and cappuccinos here have been surprisingly weak.

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Clinton Street Baking Company

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I’ve been wanting to try Clinton Street Baking Company Clinton Street Baking Company for a long time but deterred by the long lines. I figured a weekday would be better so I made plans to meet Emily there for lunch yesterday. With the heavy snow coming down, I was shocked to see how full they […]

Maureen’s Kitchen

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lon’s mom lives right by Maureen’s Kitchen Maureen’s Kitchen, a popular breakfast place, decorated with cows, and long long lines. The day after Thanksgiving is no exception to Lon’s disdain for lines so we got up bright and early and made it to Maureen’s around 8:15am. By the time we left, there was a wait.

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Brunch at Cafe Brama

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We’ve talked about Cafe Brama before, a place where I have enjoyed smoothies, dessert crepes, and cappuccinos. This was our first visit for a meal and I really really wanted to love it, but I left severely disappointed. We were with our friends, Steve and Yael, and now I’m embarrassed that we recommended this place. […]

Brunch at August

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sara and I met up for brunch at August August, a cute little place with a big powerful wood oven. Naturally, we wanted the Wood Oven Baked Eggs En Cocotte, but needed help deciding between 4 flavors. Our waiter recommended Alsatian: bacon, onions, and creme fraiche, which I loved. The caramelized onions were so sweet, […]

Crema Restaurant

Monday, November 3, 2008

We didn’t know what to expect at Crema Restaurant Crema Restaurant, a place we’ve walked past so many times, but never entered. It was pretty empty, as many places seem to be these days. So we were very pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. We got great Mexican flavors without much grease, and […]

Brunch at Compass

Monday, October 27, 2008

Compass Compass serves a lavish and filling brunch. It’s set up as a pre-fix where each person chooses their entree and several starters and desserts are served for the table. First, a basket of cornbread, chocolate chip crumb muffins, and a cinnamon bun arrives. The cornbread had too much baking powder or soda which leaves […]

The Neptune Room

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wow, trying to get reservations for brunch on the Upper West Side is harder than it sounds. Nearly every reputable place is just first come first serve. So if you’re not down for long lines, one option we found is The Neptune Room The Neptune Room. Between Sara, Winnie, and I, we got a nice […]