In my defense, I’ve known about Cafe Mogador‘s celebrated brunches for years, but just never had the chance to experience myself. Until last weekend. It was every bit as fantastic as I hoped. It’s easily now my favorite brunch spot in the city (definitely up there with Cafe Orlin!).
I’ve been there for dinner few times before, and it was good, but I I realize now that if you haven’t been there for brunch, you really haven’t experienced the best this place has to offer.
If you do go, get one of the brunch specials, like the Moroccan Benedict (above), which also comes with a glass of fresh orange juice and your choice of coffee, espresso or a cappuccino for only $12. The Moroccan Benedict is amazingly good — poached eggs over spicy tomato and green pepper sauce on an english muffin. It also comes with home fries and a side salad. I savored every morsel.
If you have space for it, order a chocolate croissant too. It doesn’t come out warm, but the chocolate filling is divine. Even our coffee tasted great.
One thing to keep in mind is there will be a wait, and they MAY tell you it’s 20 minutes when it’s really 45. But it’s worth it. So worth it.
101 St. Marks Place
btw 1st Ave. & Ave. A