Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NYC Brunching: Dudleys

Easily the most aesthetically pleasing brunch since Jack's Wife Freda, Dudleys is a dream come true for brunch lovers and Instagram gurus everywhere. Located in the Lower East Side on the corner of Orchard Street and Broome, Dudleys is small with outdoor seating available (well, when it's not freezing cold outside) as well as a grocery store attached. Inside Dudleys is a row of small marble top tables alongside the wall of windows facing Orchard Street as well as stools for sitting at a counter top facing Broome. An old fashioned bar is fully stocked and an array of creative cocktails are available. 

I met up with my good friend and sorority sister Rebecca who has just returned from studying abroad in London! Lucky for me, Rebecca got there a little early and nabbed the highly coveted corner window seat (aka perfect lighting). It wasn't too crowded as we'd come on a Tuesday- I always recommend brunching during the week for the best experience as there aren't as many people so you're likely to be seated right away without dealing with the hungover masses seeking out weekend Saturday/Sunday brunch. I also prefer to brunch with up to 4 people, I've found that going with any more people than that is too much of a hassle in New York. Also the last time I had brunch plans with too many people, someone knocked over my entire entree so there's that (#NeverForget).

Rebecca is one of my favorite friends to brunch with and it was unbelievably nice to catch up with her and hear about all of her awesome adventures in Europe. She ordered the pancakes and I got the smashed avocado toast with a fried eggs as well as a bowl of fries with truffled aioli sauce. Both were delicious and the perfect amount of food to satisfy our impatient stomachs. The pancakes come with hazelnuts, sliced bananas, a miniature silver pitcher of maple syrup, and are the size of the rustic plate they're served on. I thought the smashed avocado toast was amazing, the avocado to bread ratio was very much on point as was the salsa verde and cherry tomatoes. 

This was honestly the best brunch I've had in a long time and I can't wait to eat here again when I return from London. Check out to take a look at the insanely fabulous menu and let me know what you think if you do venture to this gorgeous eatery!

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