I will have to just come out and say it. This was probably the best brunch I've had in the city! I didn't want it to be true after everyone's claims that it is, but it is... I just can't believe it's taken me this long to experience it. The wait is always ridiculous and we had tried few times before and being hungry and impatient couldn't wait it out. So this week, we started early and put our names down at 10:45am then came back an hour later to eat. I have been for dinner which is also excellent.
We started off our brunch with a bloody mary of course. This one was delicious and extra special because it comes with a beer chaser! Such a nice touch! For food, Sarra ordered the Heuvos Rancheros (she always orders it when she sees it on a menu... such a Cali girl ;) and I ordered this insane spicy chickpea and eggs dish. The eggs were poached then maybe fried and battered in butter! Although it sounds like a heart stopper, it was surprisingly light. It came with this wonderful dense cracker/flatbread with olive butter spread over it. It had a north african flair about it.. and I just wanted to make out with it! LOVE-LOVED it! Sarra's Heuvos were also amazing. I can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu. And to ease the mad wait, just go to great café Arlo & Esme next door, which has now officially and openly called themselves the "Prune Wait Station"!
54 E 1st St # 1 (btwn 1st + 2nd ave)
New York, NY