While I love (and I mean LOVE) my French toast, waffles, and pancakes (as you could probably tell from my previous post), every so often I have a hankering for more diverse brunch options.  On such an occasion, I decided to give Timna in the East Village a try.  A chic and sleek Mediterranean restaurant, Timna offers a generous brunch menu that will satisfy even the hungriest brunchgoer.

I ordered the hummus masabacha – hummus with a hard boiled egg, preserved lemon, and smoked eggplant. I especially loved the eggplant (and I’m not usually an eggplant fan) and the smoky flavor it lent to the hummus.

My eating buddy ordered the Israeli breakfast – sunny side eggs, chopped salad, labane, fresh tahini, and ciabatta.

Accompanying our entrees was a generous selection of “small” (that term totally underestimates the portions) starters and grilled pita, as well as coffee, orange juice, or te

We had more than enough food for two people, and it was all delicious too! If you’re looking for an alternative to “traditional” brunch fare, give Timna a try and let me know what you think!