I’ve been going to Cafe Mogador, a neighborhood Moroccan restaurant, since I moved to New York almost three years ago, so it’s high time that I blogged about it! It’s one of those great brunch spots in the city where the inside feels cavernous and cozy, the outside allows for great al fresco dining and there’s always a good chance you’ll see a famous face, like Chloe Sevigny who I spotted at Mogdaor this weekend. Oh yeah, and the food is amazing.
Mogador puts a Moroccan spin on brunch staples, mostly of the egg variety, like omelets and eggs Benedict. But for people who like their midday grub a bit more traditional, they’ve got that, too.
What’s in it for you: Eggs Florentine; eggs champignon; goat cheese, spinach and tomato omelet; foul madamez (hummus, fava beans and hard-boiled egg); yogurt with mixed berries, almond granola and honey; buckwheat pancakes
What’s in it for them: Eggs Benedict; blackstone eggs (bacon and roasted tomato); merguez (lamb sausage); burger and fries
I don’t drink coffee often, but it was Sunday, I needed my energy to do Oscars work that night and Mogador’s cappuccinos are the best in town, so why not?
And what better to accompany it than some baked treats? We went with a regular (below left) and chocolate croissants (below right)?
When you’re at Mogador, eggs are almost always the way to go. We ordered smartly and by the end of the meal, my two girlfriends are I had happily polished off our plates.
I’m pretty loyal to my halumi, but if you want a really great deal, order from the weekend brunch menu; you’ll get an orange juice and cappuccino, espresso or tea with your entree. The juice may be just slightly bigger than a shot glass (sadness), but boy is it fresh.
101 St. Marks Place (between 1st Ave. and Ave. A)
6 to Astor Place
L to 14th St.