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Suggestions for best brunch for about $10?

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exnewyorkgirl Feb 24, 2008 11:29 PM

I'm visiting New York after nine years away. Used to live there. Will be traveling with some friends and would love to go someplace yummy for brunch. We're on a tight budget. Does anyone have a place that they can recommend with To Die For brunch? We will be staying in Midtown, but can travel...Thanks!

  1. crabby_cakes Feb 25, 2008 05:56 AM

    A $10 sit down brunch is hard to do in NYC these days. If you don't mind going for something casual, go to Zabar's cafe on the UWS. You can also pick up delicious bagels with cream cheese at H&H bagels. They have a location on the UWS and also in Murray Hill.

    1. rose water Feb 25, 2008 06:09 AM

      Cafe Mogador, on St Marks Place btwn 1st and A (or 1st and 2nd?) has a fantastic brunch that might meet or just exceed your budget. It comes with food, cappuccino and a tiny glass of fresh orange juice. I love their blackstone eggs--grilled tomato, thick bacon and poached eggs. Definitely get the hot sauce.

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        bastet212 Feb 25, 2008 06:13 AM

        i feel like the east village brunchs would be the best for you. I havent seen one thats 10$, but therre are tons between 12 and 15$. Most include coffee and a drink ( mimosa, etc). Mogador is great ( as mentioned above) as is 7A ( i get the shrimp and avocado benedict). Nolita house has a decent brunch as well. If youre into free-flowing champagne, then sunburnt cow or essex....

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        kathryn Feb 25, 2008 07:21 AM

        'ino. Truffled egg toast, freshly squeezed OJ, and a cup of coffee for $11.

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          exnewyorkgirl Feb 25, 2008 07:36 AM

          Yes! Love Dim Sum. What's good?

        2. DarthEater Feb 25, 2008 07:26 AM

          Would you consider Dim Sum for brunch?

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            bronwen Feb 25, 2008 07:30 AM

            Steak and Frites would do you.

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              Shade Feb 25, 2008 11:36 AM

              Esperanto in the East Village (Ave C at 9th) has a $9.99 brunch which includes coffee and a cocktail or juice.

              http://www.esperantony.com/menu/brunc...

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                pellegrino31 Feb 25, 2008 04:50 PM

                I just had brunch the other weekend at Cafe Habana on Elizabeth and Prince. It's a tight space so I'm not sure how many you're traveling with but the food is good and it's very inexpensive. Service is spotty but not necessarily a dealbreaker.

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