Over the past few years, Australian coffee culture has made its way to the states – and along with that, some solid brunch and cafe options. One of these gems is Bluestone Lane, whose locations are popping up all around NYC (and the West Coast…and Pennsylvania, apparently!). Bluestone Lane offers an extensive coffee and beverage menu, and its cafes are a solid brunch choice. I recently visited the West Village cafe, which was packed! Thankfully (for everyone involved because hangry me is um, not super fun), we were able to be seated right away. Continue Reading
One of the things I love most about living in a new city is finding my new favorites – new favorite sushi place, new favorite brunch restaurant, etc. And while I might still swap out old favorites for new finds, I love the search and eat process. I recently found my favorite sweet brunch dish – yes, that’s a category. And my new favorite sweet brunch dish is….(drum roll please…) the baked banana toffee French toast at The Majestic! Yes, it looks good, but wait till you read the description… Continue Reading
Not to be confused with Corner Bistro in NYC, where one can get a pretty stellar burger without burning a hole in your wallet, KC’s very own The Corner Restaurant offers some solid brunch fare. I recently checked it out – it was packed on a Saturday morning – and was not disappointed.
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As I’ve mentioned before, the breakfast options in Kansas City do not disappoint. While every city has its hits and misses, I have lucked out pretty well in the brunch department here. Additionally, many of the restaurants here take reservations, and even the ones that don’t often lack the 2 hours waits that I’ve become accustomed to in NYC (is it sad that I am sometimes nostalgic for those insane weights?). One of the standouts I’ve found so far is Urban Table, located right outside KC in Prairie Village, Kansas. By the way, I was at first intrigued by the fact that I crossed state lines so effortlessly here, then I remembered that I did that all the time while in NYC, where I lived, and NJ, where I grew up. Pretty much the same deal, right?
Urban Table is about twenty minutes from my place, so the times I’ve gone, I call to make a reservation right when I leave the house, for half an hour later. Easy peasy!
You can see the menu is extensive but not overwhelming: Continue Reading