Coffee & Espresso Restaurants
50 Avenue BNew York, NY
The quirky, the geeky, the families, the neighborhood explorers -- all types sit happily side-by-side at this Alphabet City newcomer, reveling in the oddity of a steampunk bar that does Sunday brunch with bottomless bubbly drinks.
Is it intentional, the steampunk milieu? Why yes, it is. There is a Cthulhu 3D art piece coming out of the ceiling. There are bowler hats suspended above the staircase to give an "Invisible Man" effect. The vibe gets more intense in the downstairs bar/live music area, where there’s some great H.P.-Lovecraft-inspired decor and art. Upstairs on a weekend morning though, the scene is totally all-ages, and the food is really quite tasty: Crab Cake Benedict, steak and eggs, omelets, French toast.
Brunch entrees are $14-18, with bottomless beverages an additional $15.