Brunch: Sweet Revenge

Eating Out

I absolutely love the West Village, and I’m always looking for any excuse to wander around this quaint neighborhood!   I was recently contacted by the owner of Sweet Revenge about their new brunch menu,  and I jumped at the opportunity to try it out because:

1. I love brunch (it’s my fave meal of the day!), and their online menu looked scrumptious

2. It was a beautiful day in the (West Village) neighborhood.

So off I went!

The first thing I noticed was this tiny place was packed – joint was jumpin’ for a late Saturday morning.  My eating buddy and I found a cute corner table by the window and ordered some coffee – stat!

Once we were thoroughly caffeinated, we perused the menu:

Since I’m in the habit of pre-reading menus before dining anywhere (I’m not the only one, am I? [crickets]), I knew exactly what I wanted.  The red velvet waffles, with whipped cream cheese, salted caramel syrup, raspberry sauce & fruit (first picture) were calling my name. If you listen real close, I think they’re calling your name too.

I love all things red velvet, not to mention all things cream cheese (bwahaha, dangerous combo), and these waffles didn’t disappoint.  Both crisp and chewy, light but decadent, the waffles were totally awesome.  Add in the salted caramel syrup, and you’re golden.  I personally enjoyed dipping my Granny Smith apple slices into the caramel. Deeelish!

Eating buddy opted for the baked French Toast, infused with Mexican vanilla and served with Fleur de Sel syrup, fruit, whipped cream and Mexican villa sugar-crusted pumpkin seeds:

We were both pleasantly surprised to see that the French toast was almost reminiscent of a souffle, enhancing the custardy appeal and dense consistency.  The Fleur de Sel syrup was so good that my eating buddy may have asked for another serving of it.  By may, I mean he did.

At this point, we were pretty stuffed, but the cupcakes (as the waffles did) were calling my name.  There were quite a few to choose from – in addition to their regulars, Sweet Revenge has a rotation of Artisan cupcakes:

I asked owner Marlo Scott for her fave, and she pointed me towards, what else – the namesake cupcake Sweet Revenge!  Featuring peanut butter cake, ganache filling and peanut butter fudge frosting, this delectable delight highlighted one of my favorite flavor combinations – peanut butter and chocolate. Delicioso!

One fun feature on the menu was that each baked good featured a wine and beer pairing.  In the name of culinary blogging, of course I *had* to partake – I paired my Sweet Revenge cupcake with the recommended Alta Luna Legrein.  Low on tannins but rich on flavor, I was a fan.

Eating buddy went the traditional route and ordered the Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookie, which was paired with a glass of bubbly whose name eludes me now, but I *loved*. Yummy!  I admit I reached over more than once for that flute of fizzy fun.

Sweet Revenge is a cute and cozy West Village brunch spot with a delicious and fun menu to boot.  It was so great to talk to the owner, Marlo Scott, and hear about how this former sleepy morning spot transformed into a bustling brunch locale.  It also transforms into a winebar at night, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be making a return trip to check out that atmosphere! If you’re ever in downtown NYC, definitely check Sweet Revenge out!

A quintessential NYC casual brunch spot.

Sweet Revenge

62 Carmine St. (@ Bedford)

212.242.2240

@sweetrevengenyc

 

As this was a sponsored meal (a rare occurrence – this was my second!), I’m not giving a rating; however, the opinions are true and wholly my own. (You can see my sponsored meal policy here.)

 

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24 Comments

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    Kim
    November 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Red Velvet Waffles! I’ve never heard of such gloriousness before. I love the West Village too. New York is so beautiful this time of year 🙂

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    Amy
    November 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Yum! I love the idea of wine and cupcake pairings. The waffle looks delish too.

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    Layla
    November 15, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Yes….yes I do hear them calling my name. YUM.

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    Mina
    November 15, 2011 at 10:39 am

    sounds delicious–red velvet waffles, who woulda thunk? and i love me some cream cheese. ooh i think i’m getting a sugar headache and i love it.

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    Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate
    November 15, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I love brunch too! Such a great time to indulge in a little waffle heaven. 🙂

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
    November 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I love Sweet Revenge! They were my first stop on a cupcake crawl last summer, but now it looks like I’ll just have to return for brunch. 🙂

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      Serena
      November 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

      I’d definitely recommend!

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    Ngoc N
    November 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    that red velvet waffle in the first picture looks to die for! I love NY brunch.

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    kelsey
    November 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    OMG that cupcake looks amazing!!

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    Ghenet
    November 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Everything sounds amazing! Will definitely have to add this to my list of NYC brunch spots to check out. 🙂

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    Jessica T
    November 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I would die for that waffle recipe and a cup of that salted caramel syrup! Nom!

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    Diana
    November 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    You had me at red velvet waffle!! And the photos just bring you in! The waffles, the french toast, cupcake, even the cookie, and esp the adorable photo of the storefront! I hope to go there one day! 🙂

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    Elle
    November 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Those food look amazing. You’re not the only one that pre-reads menu, I do it all the time and usually have to wait for my partner to decide what he wants -_-” lol

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    Our Wired Lives
    November 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Are you freaking kidding me!!!! Brunch, desserts, and beer/wine!!! Holy crap. I must go. Are the lines going to be redonks on the weekend?

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      Serena
      November 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

      I went on a Saturday at around 11:45am – I waited for about 5 minutes, so not too bad!

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    Evelyn S
    November 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Wow, reading your blog post is making me super hungry!! I only first heard about Sweet Revenge last week but it wasn’t until I read your review that I actually want to go check it out… like NOW!

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    Makes Me Blush
    November 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    THAT. CUPCAKE!!!

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    Tabitha @ Glitter and Ganache
    November 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Oh yum- red velvet waffles AND cupcakes with drink pairings?
    Sounds like my kind of place.
    Now if only it wasn’t so far away…

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    Kelly
    November 18, 2011 at 12:51 am

    umm, that cupcake looks amazing! i’ll have to make a mental note to stop by when i visit in december!

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    Katie
    November 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Oh my gosh – this looks WONDERFULLLL! Between the cupcakes, the red velvet waffles, and the wine pairings….I’m freaking sold. I want to go there NOW!

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    November 25, 2011 at 8:35 am

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    Leda
    May 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    This place looks so welcoming and delicious! I need to go there!

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