The best five bucks I spent all week was on a bowl sized latte from this pea sized restaurant called Elephant and Castle in Greenwich Village. The latte is huge. I mean really huge for a drink. It comes in a bowl with two very strong shots of espresso and frothy, milky goodness. Most mornings I would opt for a bowl full of caffeine because sometimes you need that extra boom boom (who says boom boom?). The best part about the mornings at this trendy village hotspot is you know you can get an amazing breakfast 7 days a week and not just during that crowded Saturday and Sunday brunch time. During the week you probably won’t have to wait for a table, but Saturday and Sunday brunch this place fills up fast. So, for all you people that don’t do the 9-5 grind this place is a great stop. You can come alone and listen to the old New York conversations at the tables around you because this place is filled with locals and some patrons have been frequenting this little hot spot for over 30 years. Some are quite interesting (wow, we sound creepy).
Let’s talk food. They offer omelettes and hashes and sandwiches, but we had a dish with poached eggs, balsamic jus, fresh tarragon, tomatoes, avocados and an english muffin (this dish is officially called the “Canyonland Poached Eggs, with Balsamic Jus, Fresh Tarragon, Tomatoes, and Avocado, on Toasted English Muffin” on the menu by the way). The eggs were poached perfectly and the avocados were also just the right amount of ripeness. The fresh tarragon added that brightness to cut through that sweet balsamic jus. You can also choose if you want your eggs cooked in butter or olive oil. Who gives you that option? Sounds fancy, right?! It was only $8.75, and as you New Yorkers know thats a total steal for a good breakfast. Go take yourself out to breakfast and get your coffee fix at Elephant & Castle.