Fri 3 Jun 2005
Great Brunch At Cafe Orlin East Village New York
41 Saint Marks pl @ 2nd Ave
East Village New York
Looking for an ideal brunch hangout? Now that sunny days and warm weather are finally arriving in New York, it’s important to have all your favorite brunch hangouts lined up. A great place for brunch that I went to recently was Cafe Orlin down in the East Village. Cafe Orlin has a large outdoor patio for those nice lazy weekend days and ample indoor seating as well. Cafe Orlin is open 24 hours from Friday – Sunday so it’s also a great late night weekend / afterhours hangout. They have an extensive breakfast menu including 3 types of eggs benedict, a great pancake selection and waffles along with all the favorites like eggs, toast, and home fries. They also have a salmon omlette that was going to try but was skeptical that it could be any better than the one at Le Petite Abeile. If you arrive a little late or are more into the mood for lunch Cafe Orlin also has some nice Middle Eastern dishes like falafel and baba ganoush, as well as a variety of pasta dishes.
I got the Eggs Florentine which is eggs benedict served with sauteed spinach:
I would have to say that the eggs benedict is done exactly right here. The eggs yolks ooze out over the English muffin and the hollandaise sauce is not too heavy but creamy enough to help slide the flavors within your mouth.
Sing got the Blackstone Eggs Benedict which includes a side of crispy bacon:
It was also very tasty. Cafe Orlin seems like a favorite among the NYU college crowd and local East Village residents. It’s a cool spot I am sure for people watching and just plain chilling out as these nice spring days were made for I suppose.
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