Brunch. Let’s not pretend it’s anything less than essential to our diet. Bloody Marys, mimosas, bagels, breakfast burritos, hash browns, pancakes…the list goes on. And while, don’t get me wrong, we love our cappuccinos and croissants, there are days a girl just needs a potato or ten. Fear not. Scattered among the corner bakeries, are some brunch spots that will blow even the best American brunch out of the water. Here are a few:
If you are in search of a place to head when you are craving a jam packed breakfast burrito (home fries included) and one of the most delicious Bloody Marys that ever existed, Le Vespe is the spot for you. Between their all-organic ingredients and old-fashioned touch, you’ll feel right at home in no time. Everything from freshly squeezed orange juice to their authentic and edgy vibes is worth a visit. Step into this Californian’s paradise and order up.
When you’re missing a little bit of home and a typical American-style menu, make your way to The Diner. The restaurants’ American 50’s-vintage feel is more than accommodating to your homesick needs and, you can tell by the amount of people that pile in, it is worth trying out. Don’t leave without trying one of their delicious milkshakes, dipping a home fry in their greatly missed American ketchup, and ordering at least one of the various types of Eggs Benedict on the menu. You will thank me later.
If you find yourself walking past this little gem, you would likely walk in anyway—it’s just that cute. The glowing twinkly lights surrounding the outside and black and white set-up could not be more inviting. La Milkaria, hands down, has the best waffles, crepes and pancakes in the city. Trying to satisfy a sweet tooth? Their nutella and chocolate covered waffles covered in fresh fruit is up for the challenge.