The Brunch Blog

Brunch is big here in New York. So many young professionals occupy Manhattan, so on Saturday and Sunday morning to the afternoon it’s like ants looking for something sweet! The options are endless. Following you find a few restaurants that have something special to offer, and that are worth a visit in my humble opinion. I have had brunch at all of them over time with friends and/or family!

Cascabel Taqueria

Vegan brunches are not that hard to find these days, but if you’re looking for a restaurant that serves regular brunch AND vegan options AND bottomless mimosas, good luck! But of course I found it. At Cascabel the Vegetal Burrito is totally vegan. We also ordered the Chorizo Benedict, and asked to substitute the chorizo with avocado, which was entirely possible. I do love my meat, so I had the Breakfast Burrito with chorizo and scrambled eggs. We added some fried yuca and beans. Bottomless drinks are an additional 19.95, Brunch hours are Sat and Sun 11 am until 4 30 pm.

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Caliente Cab

This Mexican spot has been around forever. When I first moved to the US, my friends and I used to have brunch at their University Place location, which has since closed. Feeling nostalgic, I did visit their other location on 7th Avenue South, and even though it changed a little over the past couple of decades, I still love it. The deal is amazing, $12.95 gets you a breakfast dish like Huevos Rancheros or Steak Ranchero, and 2 cocktails like Mimosas or frozen Margaritas. (Of course we added some Guacamole and chips, and it’s definitely extra here). It’s a great value, hours are Sat and Sun 11 – 3.

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Petit Abeille

It’s Belgian Waffles you desire? Why not go to a Belgian restaurant then? Because it’s New York, and we can do that here. Petit Abeille has an assortment of delicious waffle brunches, as well as traditional American breakfast items. I dragged my son out on a Saturday recently, and we had the Brazilian Waffle with coffee ice cream and caramel sauce, and also the Breakfast Egg Burger Sandwich, which is a burger on a bagel with a fried egg, bacon and cheddar. For $30 you get any brunch item with bottomless drinks, hours are 9 – 4 30 Sat and Sun. This price is for their 20th Street location. 

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Cafe Mocha

I literally stumbled on this one recently on a particularly rough Sunday. Their brunch menu is 2 pages of items, which are traditional breakfast items, plus all kinds of good stuff like pasta and dinner items. The prices vary right around 12 dollars, and an extra 10 dollars gets you endless mimosas. You do not have to flag the waitress down for refills, your glass will stay full the entire time. I had the Eggs Benedict here, while my friend has Penne Alla Vodka, and it was pretty yummy. The hostess claims you can get this deal every day, official hours are Sat and Sun 11 – 4 30.

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V Bar St. Mark’s Place doesn’t offer bottomless drinks, even though they promise they will very soon. A Mimosa will run you $10, but the Baked Eggs here are out of this world. They’re worth a visit. Hours are Sat and Sun 10 – 4.

Hill & Dale has an energetic young crowd and their bottomless drinks are truly bottomless. You will catch a buzz here without question. A breakfast dish and bottomless drinks will run you $40 Sat and Sun 11 – 5.

Pianos doesn’t actually offer a brunch, but on Saturdays and Sundays you could fool me! Their menu is low priced, their frozen Margaritas are $5. That will get you a young and rowdy crowd on a weekend day, even though this deal is applicable every day from 2 – 8.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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