Astoria's best brunch places & deals
Best Brunch Spots in Astoria. There are many benefits to living in Astoria, but when it comes to world-class brunch, it is second to none.
From upscale restaurants to cozy cafes, the brunch options in Astoria are endless. By the way, if our Greek friends did not invent the coffee shop concept, they should have! They have it down to an art form. One of Astoria's go-to brunch spots, Flo Lounge Restaurant on 30th Avenue, would be a great place to start. Most of us have probably enjoyed dinner or drinks inside Flo's spacious dining room or in their romantic and intimate back lounge. Do yourself a favor and try Flo's brunch selections. For all you late risers out there, brunch is served until 4 PM on weekends. At around $13, Flo's prix-fix brunch is a real appetite tempting bargain, which includes a choice of sangria, mimosa, bloody mary or champagne.
A favorite is the hearty farmers breakfast. A generous portion of scrambled eggs mixed with peppers, onions bacon, roasted potatoes and sausage. For those of you who enjoy their brunch with a touch of spice, try Flo's southwestern benedict. This dish has it all. Toasted biscuits topped with pulled pork, poached eggs, cheddar and chipolite hollandaise sauce.
Over on 37th Street and 30th Avenue, the friendly hostesses at Grand Cafe are always happy to welcome Astoria residents and visitors, craving their brunch fix. You'll find the eggs benedict to be one of the finest dishes of its kind. And for any of you foodies out there who have watched chef Gordan Ramsey berate his chefs at Hell's Kitchen for not knowing how to properly poach an egg, you know just how difficult whipping up eggs benedict can be. If you go for Grand Cafe's prix fix brunch deal, do try their Bellini. The bartender got the mix of ingredients just right.
On Broadway you can bask in the warmth and sunshine of Greece at Omonia Cafe, known throughout Astoria for their never ending selection of coffees, Greek desserts and pastries. Omonia may not be the first place one would turn to for brunch, but you definitely should. Omonia has its own unique take on breakfast and brunch selections to tempt your taste buds. Where else can you find strapatsada? A marvelous blend of scrambled eggs with tomatoes, feta and oregano. It comes with warm pita bread instead of your standard plain toast.
Omonia offers a varied selection of pancakes, french toast and crepes, including the Da Vinci: a blend of nutella, chantilly cream and strawberries. Brunch-goers can choose from Omonia's regular menu as well. We'll recommend their fettuccine alfredo, which is a comfort food dish for the winter. The people watching is great too, if you are lucky enough to grab a table next to the cafe's glass enclosed walls.
Doral Donuts in Astoria is an old school traditional coffee shop with comfort dishes for everyone. From grilled chicken and burger platters, to home-made soups and mouth watering Greek spinach pies, owner Olga and her friendly staff supply the food fuel to get Astorians going. You'll definitely know that you've come to the right place after trying Doral's egg platters. They come with a generous portion of either French fries or beautifully seasoned home fried potatoes. Doral Donuts in Astoria is a family owned business that has served the community for over 40 years conveniently located just steps away from Broadway and 31st Street N/Q station. When you stop in, Olga will welcome you with all the warmth of her native Cyprus. Once you taste her iced coffee rolls, you'll want to take some home along with a great cup of coffee. Brunch-goers as well as on-the-run commuters, must try Doral's fresh baked muffins, with corn and blueberry being the local favorites.
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