Address: 259 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, 10014
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 3:45pm
Official Website: bakernco.com
Facebook: Baker & Co NY
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Baker and Co: Contemporary Italian Brunch at Bleecker Street
Yet another brunch post. You must be tired of me talking about brunch.
I’m not really a fan of brunches. For one, all they serve are eggs. I mean, I like eggs. But to eat this every single week and whine like a girl is just ridiculous and pretentious. My friend who came from Nevada, commented at how 90% of the restaurant’s population are all loud ladies. So going Italian for brunch is a nice change, although, I can safely say, there are many Italian brunches in New York and Baker & Co isn’t the only one. Heck you can even eat one whole margarita pizza drizzled with truffle oil and topped with lazy sunny eggs for brunch.
Make sure you make a reservation whenever you go out for brunch. It’s a must. In New York, there’s a culture of having hangovers on Saturday and Sunday mornings after a night of drinking cheap $2 beer and shot combos so they all go “hair of the dog that bit you”. To cure a hangover, why not a glass of mimosa?
Baker and Co at Bleecker gets easily packed. It’s no brainer for all brunch places in New York. All of these restaurants only compete on one thing – price and who gets to serve free flowing mimosas. At Baker & Co, they don’t have that free flowing mimosa, so this kind of lowers their rating a bit. After all, we’re all for those bottomless brunches.
Wait, don’t fall for restaurants who say “Bottomless Brunches”. My friend fell for this trap once and he thought he was getting bottomless bacon. Turns out, they only come with bottomless drinks.
Lasagna – Pork Veal and Ragu – $17
I did say Italian, right? It’s not that bad, but it’s also expensive for a small square of Lasagna (that has virtually no presence of meat at all) that I can get at Dean & DeLuca for $14 for the same taste.
Eggs Benedict – $16
Because what is brunch without Eggs Benedict? I’ve tried a lot of brunch places in New York, and they all taste the same to me but they just fight over who makes the best ones – those that ooze yolk when you split it open, those that don’t spill yolk at all and just looks like a freaking white golf ball.
The only good thing about this is that it has this crab cake rather than the usual side of potatoes.
Brunch will teach you about the value of money.