Where to Brunch This Holiday Weekend: Cafe Cortadito, Aperitivo, Bakehouse, Chola


Over did it over the past couple of days? Keep the party going (or recuperate) with these brunch options.

Cafe Cortadito, 210 East 3rd Street, Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m.

For $25, receive an entree and an unlimited drink of your choice (but note the hour and a half time limit); options range from champagne mojitos to mimosas to red and white sangria to house beer. The menu focuses on Cuban cuisine and offers unique dishes like holgin, a croissant with poached eggs over seared ham that’s topped with creole sauce. Ropa vieja sliders and arroz con pollo round out the menu; all brunch entrees are served with mixed greens and rice.

Cheap and Bottomless
Aperitivo, 279 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.

For $12.95, receive a coffee or tea along with any brunch entree of your choosing — Italian-style dishes include a ham and ricotta cheese frittate and three eggs baked in tomato sauce and oregano; other options include latkes and pancakes. For an additional $3.95, you can supplement your meal with bottomless mimosas, bellinis, champagne, or bloody marys as well as juice or soda.

Bakehouse Bistro and Bar, 113 Horatio Street, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.

While any West Village restaurant could claim a sweet location, Bakehouse’s proximity to Hudson River Park has “bring your out-of-town friends here” written all over it. It’s also walking distance to the High Line. The menu offers a selection of pastries plus larger items like ricotta pancakes and braised short rib hash; complement your meal with a freshly squeezed juice or a Belgian hot chocolate. Want to work up an appetite first? Bakehouse organizes a running group every Saturday at 10 a.m.

Chola Eclectic Indian Cuisine, 232 East 58th Street, Saturday and Sunday, noon

If you’re tired of the same old eggs and toast yet still find yourself really hungry for a midday meal come the weekend, Chola’s all-you-can-eat weekend buffet is worth checking out: You’ll get unlimited access to items like chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, and potato pancakes plus plenty of naan for $14.95. Wash it down with a mango lassi and consider yourself out of your brunch rut.