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Brunch near the Museum of the Moving Image

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Does anyone have suggestions for nice brunch places near the AMMI?

My mom and teenage brother are coming to town this weekend and I'd like to find someplace with good food and perhaps good atmosphere that we can go to before going to the museum.

I'm not really familiar with Astoria or its dining options.

Thanks!

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    Monkey Man Jake

    The *easiest* thing to do would be to go across the street to Cup. It's above average AT BEST. The atmosphere is nice, but the food is spotty. However, it is very comfortable.

    A block away, you can head to Cafe Bar. Again, comfy, but again, food is spotty. For brunch, I like it very much. The breakfast drinks are manifold and myriad. They've got yerba mate and rooibos and all sorts of coffee drinks. It's a pleasant and reasonable place for brunch.

    32-90 36th St.

    I've never been the Balkan places around there, so I couldn't really comment on that stuff.

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    1. re: Monkey Man Jake

      None of the Balkan places have much of an atmosphere and I couldn't recommend them to anyone bringing their mother. Well, unless perhpas their mother grew up in Sarajevo, but even then... (that's not true, but these places tend to be generally cold and dreary.)

      1. re: Lambretta76

        I really like the Balkan place at (I think) 36th Ave. and 36th St call Sarajevo (something or other). BUT, although it was full of Yugoslav families, I douubt whether it would have the kind of atmosphere you are looking for.

        1. re: bobjbkln

          I think you're talking about Cevabdzinica Sarajevo. It is very good.

          1. re: Lambretta76

            Yes, that's it. Thanks

    2. lil bistro 33
      33-04 36th Ave
      astoria NY
      1-718-609-1367
      2blocks from Mus.

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        Astoria Lurker

        You could try Brick Cafe, I've heard they have a good brunch but I've only been there for dinner. It's a really nice neighborhood bistro type place, excellent atmosphere though it may be a bit of a long walk (1/2 mile +). http://www.brickcafe.com/

        1. I'd go with Cafe Bar, which has a nice brunch. I don't like the food at Cup at all. Brick is also a nice option -- a few more blocks away, though.

          1. Le Sans Souci on Broadway is a cozy, French country style place that serves a good brunch. It isn't that close to the museum, but it is one of the better brunch places in the neighborhood.