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My current fave brunch spot: Falai Panneteria

April 5, 2009

Organic Yogurt, $8

Organic Yogurt, $8

I told you I love brunch, especially in the city. Falai Panneteria, a little Italian cafe nestled quite nicely on the corner of Clinton and Rivington on the LES, always seems to hit the spot, and today was no exception. It has two sister locations with different menus, Falai, which is literally the next block over further down Clinton and is more a dinner and drinks place; and Caffe Falai on Lafayette that serves breakfast, paninis, and pastries. But this one at Rivington has seen me pop in more than a few times for the first meal of the day as well as the last. I’ve been there a couple times when they were closing for the day, and the waiters have both times been kind enough to offer a bag of pastries and croissants on my way out!

Olive oil breadsticks

Olive oil breadsticks

They serve dinner too, but I definitely recommend going early for their Organic Yogurt (top picture), $8, which is yogurt topped with a mix of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberies, candied almonds, and honey; their baked eggs with spinach, goat cheese, and sundried tomato $11 (I’ve tried their tomato and basil one too which is good, but I like this better…I order it with egg whites usually).

Baby Arugula Salad, $9

Baby Arugula Salad, $9

And OMG, I LOVE their Baby Arugula salad (above), $9, a mountain of arugula, beets, fennel, roasted almonds, and goat cheese, topped with roasted shallot vinaigrette. If you’re into salads, definitely try this one.

Clockwise, Onion Soup, $7; breadsticks, and Baked spinach omelet with goat cheese, $12

Clockwise, Onion Soup, $7; breadsticks, and Baked spinach omelet with goat cheese, $12

Inside of Falai

Inside of Falai

The white decor with Italian-themed posters, and little porcelain chandeliers make the place both cozy and inviting. I always perk up when I see their trademark white and black striped canopy outside. Just had to share. More pics below. Let me know if you stop by and what you think!



Restaurant Info:
Falai Panneteria

79 Clinton St.
at Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002
212-777-8956
LES

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Shy

7 thoughts on “My current fave brunch spot: Falai Panneteria

  1. Uzma

    This place looks delicious! The food looks like its made with fresh ingriedients :) NYC does have some really good brunch places, only place I know that does it better, is Chicago!

  2. marie

    Can you come out to Queens? My Uncle and Aunt introduced me to this amazing Italian restaurant over the weekend called Vesta Trattoria. I don’t normally like Italian but it is to DIE for. The baby Jesus cake is HEAVENLY. You must come!!!!

    http://vestavino.com/

  3. shyema

    Yes, it’s definitely small but love the food! Their other locations are bigger for sure, but I’m a loyalist to this one in particular!

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