Cheap Brunches in the East Village

Dine on a dime
March 16, 2017
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by Zagat Staff

Here are some East Village brunch spots that offer the best bang for your buck. 

Cafe Mogador
Middle Eastern · East Village · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.7 · Service 3.9

Everything is delicious " at these " popular " Moroccan " standbys " that are especially known for their " unbeatable " brunches; " tight seating " and " long waits " are part of the deal, but " gentle prices " help, and Williamsburg's " cute indoor garden " is especially " charming.
Brindle Room
American · East Village · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.4 · Service 3.7

It’s all about the "worth-a-trip" burger at this compact but "cozy" East Villager that also features a "small" menu of "inventive" , "always changing" American dishes; some complain about "sitting on high stools" , but at least the service and pricing are "accommodating.
Root & Bone
Soul Food · East Village · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

Fans "can’t get enough" of this "cute" East Villager’s "incredible fried chicken" and other "OMG" - "delicious" Southern comfort classics; "excellent" cocktails help fuel the "fun" , "cool" scene, though the "tiny" , "tight" space fills up fast, especially at brunch ( "a must" ).
Huertas
Spanish · East Village · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.4

Impressive " Basque fare (including " inventive " tapas) and " creative " drinks make for an " exciting " meal at this " cool " East Village joint; the " helpful " staff " makes navigating the menu easy ", and while it " can get pricey " (gratuity is included), it’s a solid pick " with friends or a date.
Bar Primi
Italian · East Village · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

Fans swear the "undeniably fresh" pastas are "worth going off Paleo" for at Andrew Carmellini’s "lively" Bowery Italian; the "rustic" double-decker space hosts a "cool scene" but "without a pretentious crowd" , and "fair pricing" is another plus.
Westville East
American · East Village · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.2 · Service 3.7

Popular with "young 20s and 30s" , these "local hangouts" dish out "New Wave" American "diner food" with an emphasis on "heavenly" market-fresh veggies that make them a "vegetarian’s paradise" ; they’re often "crowded" with "elbow-to-elbow" seating, but "value" prices keep the appeal high.