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Three of Cups

I woke up Sunday morning dead. I went to a concert Saturday night (shout out to all my fellow Excision fans out there) but I stayed out way past my bedtime. After hours of dancing to aggressive and loud music, I needed something to make me feel like a real person again. I needed brunch, and more importantly I needed coffee, lots of it.

My friend suggested Three of Cups as a good brunch option, so we toddled on over there in our half-awake state. Three of Cups offers the choice of coffee or tea, and two bloody Marys or mimosas with the purchase of an entree. If you want to do unlimited bloody Marys or mimosas for two hours, it’s an additional $8. I was mostly in it for the food and coffee, but I took a mimosa because it came with my meal.

I chose the alla piedmont omelet, which came with sautéed onions, peppers, fresh basil, prosciutto and mozzarella cheese. Maybe I was just dead from too much dancing and not eating for 21.5 hours (this is why you should eat after work before you go to a concert), but this omelet revived me. It was fluffy, hearty, savory and delicious. The potatoes were also excellent, but just needed a touch of salt and pepper to make them better. The basil on the potatoes was a perfect touch, though.

I would happily return to Three of Cups in a less comatose state and maybe even try out the unlimited brunch. Though I was barely awake and in need of sleep, everyone else around us looked like they were having a blast. But for what I needed Sunday morning, Three of Cups provided it – food and coffee.

Address: 85 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Phone number: 212-388-0059

Price: $$ Reasonable.

Hours: Mon-Thur 5 PM-12 AM; Fri 5 PM-1 AM, Sat 11 AM-1 AM, Sun 11 AM-12 AM

Service: We sat at the bar and the bartender was nice but could have been more attentive.

Atmosphere: Cute, quaint and homey.

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