Thank goodness for weekday brunches in the summer. Between all of our editors’ crazy schedules, finding time on a weekend to share an Eggs Benny is an impossible task. Setting the alarm early to eat a pre-work meal is more rewarding than you would think. By the time you arrive at the office, you’re awake, caffeinated, and digested. It sure beats scarfing down lukewarm yogurt between morning meetings!
I arrived first and felt that I was opening up the restaurant, since we were the only diners there. Usually The Coffee Shop is bustling and lively on the weekend, so it was weird to see it so empty. I was able to take in the funky diner interior, and settled into a corner booth. I ordered a latte while I waited, which was just what I needed.
When the girls all arrived, we quickly placed orders, mindful of the time we had, and chatted about fitness and our summers while we all woke up. We appreciated the steady stream of coffee from the moment everyone placed their orders. We hate having to ask!
I ordered the avocado smash, which was served with a poached egg and tomato. I appreciated the addition of feta, but otherwise this was standard.
Julie, our friend from FitBallet, ordered the build-your-own omelette. She liked that they didn’t skimp on the avocado and that it a good proportion of egg to fillings.
With that, we were off to conquer our days. It was a nice treat before a long week ahead!
The Bitches say: C+. Overall, our collective description of our brunch was “standard”. The menu was straightforward, and a step up from your neighborhood diner. You won’t be blown away, but you’ll leave caffeinated and satiated.
The Coffee Shop
29 Union Square W
The Coffee Shop serves brunch every day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.