As we’ve mentioned before, brunch is the preferred weekend meal in New York.
With so many restaurants in every nook and cranny of the city, most serving brunch specials of their own, it’s hard to decipher which ones will be good from those that aren’t. To make selecting easier for you, here are some of our favorite bottomless brunch spots in the East Village.
- Where: 33 Avenue B
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays you can head to Poco’s for a delicious meal and bottomless drinks of your choice: mimosas, Bloody Marys, and sangrias. On the menu you’ll find a variety of American and Spanish dishes such as steak, egg and cheese, or the chorizo skillet. This is a great place for a big group and the price is reasonable at $32, for entree and drinks.
Pardon my French
- Where: 103 Avenue B
With a lovely patio area that’s best during the summer days and French waiters serving you, you may forget you’re in the city—for a moment. Their bloody marys are made with their house-made horseradish vodka, which is absolutely delicious (if you’re into bloody marys). If you’re not, they also offer mimosas with the bottomless brunch special. The 90 minutes of unlimited drinking also comes with an entree, and we recommend the Oeufs Bénédicte de Florentin ou Scandinave (poached eggs with your choice of Bayonne ham and sautéed spinach, or smoked salmon atop a French baguette). Both are phenomenal. Their brunch is cash only, so don’t forget to take out money before getting there!
Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe
- Where: 109 Avenue A
The brunch special here doesn’t last as long as others, but if you want some Jamaican fare for breakfast (or lunch) Miss Lily’s is a must. For an additional $15 dollars to your entree (which won’t be more than $16 for breakfast) you’ll get one hour of unlimited One Love Bellinis (pineapple and peach flavored), Hotstepper (Bloody Mary), or Lily’s Rum Punch. Breakfast options include coconut pancakes, soft scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and onions, and Jamaican Rancheros (over easy eggs with plantains, stew peas and scotch bonnet pepper).
- Where: 210 East 3rd Street
Indulge in some serious Cuban eats at Cafe Cortadito. For starters, the drink list for the unlimited brunch special is quite extensive: choice of tropical mimosa, red or white sangria, champagne mojito, champagne margaritas, bloody marys, and house beer. You won’t often find a restaurant with a selection that varied. With the hour and a half you’ll have to drink, you’ll also get an entree. All the brunch menu options come with mixed greens and black beens, and you can select from some Cuban classics like pan con bistec (marinated steak with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and Julian’s fries) or picadillo cua cua (ground prime sirloin sautéed with onions, peppers, tomatoes, raisins and olives, and topped with a fried egg); or you can go for some interesting choices like the lobster Benedict or the amanecer corralito (sweet plantain omelette with Spanish chorizo and ham).
Three of Cups
- Where: 83 1st Avenue
If you wake up after a long night and are incredibly hungry, make Three of Cups your choice—the portions are substantial. It’s also the perfect spot to keep the party going because for an additional $10 to your entree you’ll get two hours of unlimited mimosas and bloody marys. They make their eggs Benedict slightly different to most, including prosciutto instead of ham and coating it with a roasted red pepper hollandaise. Other recommendations from the menu include the polenta d’amore (poached eggs served on soft polenta with sautéed peppers, onions, and Italian sausage), and the pappardelle bolognese if you’re craving something rich.
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Featured image source [Yelp/Vi N.]