Where to Brunch This Weekend: Harry’s Italian Pizza Bar, Elephant & Castle, LI.C. Market, Broadway Comedy Club


Need to get away for a few hours? No matter what the changing season brings, take solace in the fact great brunch places are there when you need them. Here’s a round up of a few retreats we’ve scouted out for some temporary relief.

Harry’s Italian Pizza Bar, 2 Gold Street, Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

For $16.95, fill up on endless mimosas and bloodies for two hours while you snack on pizzas, paninis, or frittatas. If you have relatives in town, the downtown retreat is a prime spot to fuel up for a day of tourist activities in lower Manhattan, though the Nutella french toast might be the most amazing attraction you’ll see all day.

Classic and Cheap
Elephant & Castle, 68 Greenwich Avenue, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.

If you’re into the whole picturesque West Village thing, start your day with some hearty Tasmanian eggs at this 40-year-old British retreat. In addition to dishes like steel cut oatmeal and pureed spinach with poached eggs, there’s a burger and omelette section — and most mains are less than $15.

LI.C. Market, 21-52 44th Drive, Queens, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.

This restaurant known for a Saturday night supper club still packs in a solid morning crowd. A variety of breakfast sandwiches — like sausage and onions with fried eggs on brioche — set the tone for a fun off-the-beaten-path meal. Other items available during the midday meal include a dirty rice frittata and eggs fried inside seven-grain bread. There’s also a solid tea and coffee selection for anyone in need of a wake up call.

Weird Holiday
Breakfast With Santa, Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

If you’re entertaining kids this Saturday morning, a Santa-themed improv comes with a continental breakfast. For $20, audience members will get the chance to see the world premiere of 27 Santas and an Elf Called Kevin. Tickets must be purchased in advance.