Truth be told, adulting is mostly making dates with friends to grab coffee or brunch.
Typically, weekend plans in New York begin with some sort of bottomless brunch followed by a drunk stop at a puppy store…or two (maybe that’s just me). Regardless, brunch is a big deal in the city and you can quickly rack up a hefty bill if you don’t pick your restaurant wisely. A few of the best restaurants to eat and enjoy bottomless mimosas—or other morning-appropriate cocktails—in the Lower East Side are:
- 157 East Houston Street
Order an entree and for another $15 you’ll get two hours of unlimited mimosas in three flavors: guanabana elderflower (the best one), orange vanilla, and blackberry mint. Although anything you order on the menu will be amazing, the Benedict is truly out of this world. It comes on a dense and delicious corn arepa that you’ll find yourself craving all the time. Not feeling the Benedict? The polenta con chorizo is equally as satisfying.
Pig and Khao
- 68 Clinton Street
You’ll find that many of the bottomless brunch spots cost about $15 for mimosas. Pig and Khao does the same, but the food is so damn good. The mimosa flavors offered here are orange, lychee, mango, and white peach; we also recommend ordering yourself the sizzling corned beef hash (served with a raw egg, garlic, ginger, and thai chili).
- 120 Essex Street
This spot is cash only for brunch, but if you like options for your bottomless beverage then this is where to be. Their all you can drink deal includes not only the typical mimosas, but bloody marys and screwdrivers too. The bloody marys here are strong, and definitely the way to go if you want a little morning (or afternoon?) kick.
Hill & Dale
- 115 Allen Street
For $40 you can get an entree and all you can drink bloody marys and mimosas (which are each $10, so once you’ve reached three it’s already well worth the cost). Tons of places charge entree and drinks separately, but here it’s all included in the price. Salmon crêpes? Yes, please!
Don’t think we forgot about all of those great restaurants with fabulous brunches in alphabet city, though. They’ll get their spot on our East Village brunch list to come.
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