Cafe Mogador

Another East Village brunchery is Cafe Mogador in its St Marks location. St Marks has changed quite a bit in the last ten years, and many of the street’s institutions have disappeared, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t also new places worth trying. The history alone is worth the trip.

If you’ve never had a Moroccan breakfast before, then this is the best brunch place to start with. With dishes that include roasted halloumi, Merguez sausage, and lamb tagine, and even creme brulee if you want to end your brunch on a high note. For the bruncher who likes variety, try the Middle Eastern breakfast.

Plus, the Moroccan decor will warm anyone on a particularly cold New York day. Forewarning: with all these positives, the wait can get a bit long. For those looking for a more authentic Moroccan experience, the food can seem Americanized.

When you think of brunch, you probably don’t think of Moroccan. But you will after eating here. Delicious, fresh ingredients are the key here.

The food also feels a bit lighter and healthier on your stomach than other brunches.

Cafe Mogador’s Moroccan food is affordable and delicious with good service.

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