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Cafe Ronda

After braving the crowds at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Panda and I left before the end in search of brunch, my favorite meal.  Once we were done walking the entirety of the Upper West Side, we finally found a place that was open (a plus) and didn’t have an hour wait (double plus.)  Though the restaurant was bustling, we were seated right away.  Maybe it was the red brick, the wine rack or the proximity of the other diners, but there’s a cozy feel to the place that I liked right away.  It took awhile to hail down a our waiter, but the glow of being in a heated room had me in a gracious mood.  The baked egg seemed to be the standout on their menu so I ordered the Smoked Salmon while Panda went for the Spinach and Portabello aka the other dish that I wanted to try.   The baked egg dishes can be ordered as omelets as well and come with home fries and your standard choice of toast.  I can definitely say that both dishes were divine.  Though I normally don’t eat much of the bread that comes with breakfast/brunch dishes, the eggs were just salty and creamy enough that the combination with the bread/potatoes was just what I needed.  An elegant but hearty brunch to fuel my NYC adventures.

Cafe Ronda
249 Columbus Ave
(between 71st St & 72nd St)
New York, NY 10023

 

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