Goodnight Sonny, on the corner of 1st Avenue and St Mark's have opened up their sun drenched space to help ease the transition into the afternoon with dishes like Avocado Tartine, Muesli, and Shisito Omelets. They've also put together an impressive menu of cocktails specifically to help wipe away the cobwebs like Mornin' Dew, My Honey with takes a gin, cocchi americano, lime, honey dew melon and soda.
Just up the street on St Mark's, Holiday Cocktail Lounge might have the most under rated brunch in town. Perfect for the weekend mornings when you just want to hide from the sun, this almost windowless dive feels like your uncles living room by day with Holiday's classic singalong soundtrack and dishes like Buffalo shrimp with creamy polenta, eggs on a bagel and if you ask very nicely, they even have a totally over the top dough doughnut french toast. Yes, it is incredible.
Drexlers, over on Avenue A and 9th, has also picked up the brunch bug with some seriously impressive Bloody Mary's. Sit at their long bar, filly your belly with their special cured meat options and get involved with those life restoring drinks which are practically a meal unto themselves.
Down in TriBeCa, gorgeous cocktail oasis The Bennett have opened up their doors for your weekend needs. With dishes like their Ricotta Beignets and biscuits & gravy, washed down with their perfectly crafted cocktails, you'll be on your feet in no time.
Meanwhile over in Brooklyn, Extra Fancy has brought back their weekend daytime menu filled with hair of the dog cocktails, raw bar specialties, and brunchy dishes like their Red Flannel hash with duck confit, potato & beet hash, charmoula, and fried eggs. Their outside patio should be opening soon as well, so keep your eyes up.
Williamsburg newcomer Belle Shoals has finally opened up their back yard and is ready for some serious brunching. Armed with a selection of easy outdoor sippers like a Zombie slushi and a Ti-Punch, the Savannah Garden styled terrace is a no brainer for sunny afternoons and plates of food like ham & eggs with cheese on a fresh biscuit.
Moloko, over on Myrtle ave, is also doing brunch with dishes like french onion soup, steak & eggs, and challah french toast - all of which come with a Mimosa, Bloody Mary, juice or coffee.
Starting your weekend off right.