Thursday, September 24, 2009

Waverly Restaurant and Milk Bar

Last Sunday Mabel and I went to Waverly Restaurant for brunch. Classic diner, almost every seat is a booth or counter, corn beef hash is standard preparation, well fried and out of the can with a side of shredded hash browns. Mabel went fancy with Eggs Hollandaise. Coffee is okay. I like this place. It's very comfortable, lots of hanging plants, not hip, good portions, and they've got booths.

It was a really nice day and we took a walk around Washington Square Park afterwards then decided to cab it over to Milk Bar for some cookies and ice cream. I'd been here back in December and didn't have the best impression of the place, but I've changed my mind. I think Milk Bar is fantastic and not just because they have a communal water dispenser. Their cookies are awesome. I've been a huge fan of their marshmallow-cornflake cookies since Mabel brought me one a few months ago. Nice chewiness and caramelliness. Mabel likes their compost cookies which have pretzels in them. I tried their blueberry cream cookies on this visit and they are really good, kind of what I have always wished blueberry muffins would taste like (although I still love blueberry muffins).

Mabel had been obsessed with trying out their cereal milk soft serve for a while so she got a cup of that. It basically tastes like slightly salty corn flake milk (sans corn flakes), and it works. But I don't think I could actually drink a glass of it. Or more than a small serving of soft serve.

I also got their pork bun with egg, even though I just had a full meal because I wasn't sure when I'd be back before 5pm when they stop making it. The first thing I thought when I saw it was that it is the ideal breakfast sandwich. It was very good. On the walk back home we were checking out apartment buildings, and at least I was wondering what it would be like to get my breakfast sandwich from Milk Bar every morning. Only in my dreams.

Waverly Restaurant
385 6th Ave (Btn Waverly Pl & 8th St)
New York, NY 10014

Momofuku Milk Bar
207 2nd Ave (entrance on 13th St)
New York, NY 10003

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