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Offline C11106

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Brunch Spot?
« on: June 15, 2009, 03:47:36 PM »
I'm looking for a place nearby that serves good brunch... preferably like the places in Manhattan with food and all-you-can-drink mimosas for $10-$15... does this exist in JH?  I'm pretty sure it does in Astoria, but I wouldn't want to drink and drive, and the subway trip to Astoria is more of a hassle than the subway trip to Manhattan..  So, anywhere within walking distance?

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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 05:11:28 PM »
I saw a sign for brunch recently at Armondos... can't say if they have all you can drink mimosas, but it could be what you're looking for. 75th and 37th ave

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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 05:22:06 PM »
Armondo's claims to have a brunch, but I've never tried it, and I'm not sure if it has booze. (cross-posted with sb103)

For a not-horrible subway ride there's Dillinger's in the Astoria/Woodside area, on 30th Avenue and 49th (I think) Street. You can take the R/V/G (is the G still running?) to 46th Street and it's a short walk (or it takes about a half an hour from 34th and 80th if you want to actually walk- I hop-stopped nearby yesterday, and that's what it suggested). On sunday only they have an all you can drink prix fixe brunch, 11:30-2:30 (http://www.dillingersny.com/brunch.htm)

I bet some of the bars in Woodside have brunch, but I've never tried. You can look here and see if anything strikes your fancy.

Good luck! That's the thing I miss the most about Astoria- brunch!

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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 05:23:19 PM »
You could try La Flor in Woodside.  I've never been, but I know many people like it for brunch.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-flor-bakery-and-cafe-woodside

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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 11:17:21 PM »
the r into astoria is actually quite simple from roosevelt...7-10 minutes perhaps? blackstone's on bway just off steinway is nice and i am sure that intersection has many other options (lived there until i moved to JH  in 1997). the 46 st stop is closer but probably a little less likely.....will see if i can rustle up another option or two

and fwiw armondo's brunch is nice and does have booze. not all you can drink....that's a concept pretty much limited to manhattan and the parts of brooklyn that like to pretend they are in manhattan....but a solid bloody mary for sure


I'm looking for a place nearby that serves good brunch... preferably like the places in Manhattan with food and all-you-can-drink mimosas for $10-$15... does this exist in JH?  I'm pretty sure it does in Astoria, but I wouldn't want to drink and drive, and the subway trip to Astoria is more of a hassle than the subway trip to Manhattan..  So, anywhere within walking distance?

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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 11:54:42 AM »
We had Brunch at Novo today. For $13.95, you get bottom less coffee and a complimentary drink and a main course. It is definitely worth a try. Please let me know what you think.

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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009, 12:47:37 PM »
I noticed the sign on my way out on Saturday evening. I'm excited to check it out.

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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2009, 10:32:45 PM »
Tried the brunch at Novo today.  I can't remember all the offerings from the brunch menu...maybe someone else can fill in the gap here if they've been.  Anyway, my order was $13.95 and it included a beverage (coffee, tea or juice), I believe a drink such as a mimosa, eggs cooked any style, bacon, home fries and two wedges of toasted ciabatta bread.  It was very nice and quite different from the typical coffee shop/diner style breakfast/brunch.  A small basket of mini scones was also included.  Portion size was generous too.
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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2009, 10:49:40 PM »
thanks for the report! been curious about the brunch since they posted the note that they'd be serving it, but didn't have menus yet. sounds like a good deal -- you had me at mimosas and mini scones :)

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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2009, 09:54:18 AM »
I had three brunches at Cavalier at 85th & 37th Ave the last being well over a year ago and enjoyed all three.  I had steak, eggs & potatoes with a drink and coffee for $11.95 but it could be more now.  I had a vodka & orange juice as a drink and it was strong so they didn't skimp on the liquor.  I had a beer for a second drink.  It came to about $20 with tax & tip.  Excellent service & atmosphere.   

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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2010, 04:54:36 PM »
Wow!  There aren't many posts for brunch places on this thread, so I'm adding one of my favorite spots located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn...  a hop, skip and a jump away by car.

Cafecito Bogotá
1015 Manhattan Ave
(between Green St & Huron St)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 569-0077

I've been to Cafecito Bogotá a few times with my husband and friends, and have enjoyed both the brunch and dinner selections.  Their Colombian brunch is served on weekends from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, so late birds don't miss out!  It's my favorite spot for tender and moist arepas con queso or montadas, huevos pericos, jugos naturales and other traditional Colombian favorites.  The owners and staff are super friendly.  Pleasant, unpretentious ambiance, fresh ingredients, vegetarian options and nice wine selection too!  Check them out for breakfast, lunch or dinner when in that area.

Check out Cafecito's website and menu at:

Cafecito Bogotá
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Re: Brunch Spot?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2010, 05:04:25 PM »
I agree - this place is great. (Plus, one of the owners lives in Jackson Heights).

Their website seems to be down right now, but you can follow them on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/cafecito.bogota or on twitter at: http://twitter.com/cafecitobogota

**EDIT** their website is back up, so never-mind. But I still highly recommend them!
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Re: Brunch Spot?
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