The crowds of people freezing their butts off as they wait outside Easy Street Cafe can be seen as soon as I turn onto Thurman Avenue. Fortunately for me, they’re all waiting to go next door to Thurman’s. Suckers.
Not that Easy Street itself isn’t pleasantly packed. We snagged the last table on the recent Saturday morning that we visited Easy Street Cafe for drunk brunch.
My husband ordered a Bloody Mary, which was enjoyably mild in flavor and outfitted with a comically large and inconvenient stalk of celery. I had the Jimmy Fiz, made with gin, pomegranate liqueur and prosecco and served in a martini glass. It was light, fruity and refreshing – everything I crave in a breakfast cocktail. Several other Greek-inspired cocktails on the menu sound like perfect drunk brunch options, including the Mediterranean Lemon Drop with Tuaca vanilla citrus liqueur and Tessora Limoncello, and the White Grape martini with grape vodka, simply syrup, grapefruit juice and a splash of champagne. If you need to caffeinate with your breakfast booze, Easy Street also has several alcoholic coffee concoctions.
Easy Street’s brunch offerings have something for everyone, with about a dozen creative omeletes, like the Rabbi (smoked lox, cream cheese, onions, caperS) or the Triple Bypass (sausage, ham, bacon, American, swiss, mozarella), and several specialty combos, like The Hercules (lollipop lamb chops, eggs, pigs sticks, home fries and pita) and veggie and chorizo Breakfast Tacos.
I ordered a stack of banana walnut pancakes, served perfectly fluffy with just subtle banana and walnut flavors. Other fillings to tempt you include Reese’s Pieces, cinnamon french toast, blueberry, cinnamon pecan and chocolate chip. I also had a side of bacon, because bacon, which was a little less crispy than I preferr. My husband had “DaPhat Boy”, a 12oz.s New York strip steak served with three eggs, a pancake, home fries and toast. choice of pita or toast. The steak had an almost artificial smokey char flavor, but overall the combo was enjoyable and very filling (and appropriately named.)
Brunch at Easy Street Cafe is served Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10am. Easy Street Cafe is located at 197 Thurman Avenue.
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