I’m a big brunch fan. Ever since college, where it was the only decent meal that the cafeteria served, consisting of eggs, pancakes, donuts, french toast, and served until 2 in the afternoon (which is good since, during college, I just barely woke up before that time). Luckily there are some places within walking distance I can stumble over to now on a lazy Sunday for some delicious, thoroughly fatty food.
My favorite spot in Astoria for brunch has got to be Igloo. Igloo has an inviting interior, with windows, booth-seating, a garden-type room, and an outdoor courtyard, great for summer brunches. The menu is pretty broad, with tons of different omelet options (which I’m always tempted to get, but can never finish), smoothies, flavored coffees, and the usuals (pancakes, french toast, etc.). They also have plenty of lunch options, but I’m a firm believer that the first meal of the day should contain traditional breakfast foods: eggs, starch, and donuts.
Ben and I love to stroll over to Igloo for a brunch treat and sip our coffee, do some people watching. The food’s a little pricier than most Astorian establishments, but well worth it, in my opinion. Then an after breakfast walk to Astoria Park or the Steinway Mansion. Leisure should not be confined to one’s college years after all.