Brunch, Rel's Ravenous Reviews
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Rel’s Ravenous Review of Bubby’s Brunch

Ahhh Brunch. The truly perfect meal; it sits delightfully between breakfast and lunch, allowing you to sleep late and eat twice as much. You can order eggs or french toast or a greasy cheeseburger. You can sip on hot coffee or nurse your hangover from last night with a mimosa or bloody mary. No judgements here when you’re brunching. 

On Sunday my Mom was in town and we decided to go to Bubby’s in Tribeca. I’ve been to Bubby’s before and have always had a deliciously positive experience. There’s something about the calm atmosphere that makes me forget I’m in the city. Walk in and you’ll be engulfed by delicious smells. There’s a quiet hum of patrons devouring their meals and heavy coffee mugs clanking together in waiters’ hands. These are the classic sounds of American Brunch done the right way. 

Bubby’s is not just your average restaurant for a few reasons. While the name does boast a Jewish connotation and the menu offers matzah ball soup, the restaurant has a little southern flair- a flair that my southern roommate really appreciate. 

As soon as you sit down, you will be handed two baskets of steaming hot scones/biscuits, accompanied by freshly made strawberry jam. Hands down I could just eat these scones for breakfast. They are crumbly and soft. Move over Martha Stewart, whoever is making these babies in the kitchen is a force to be reckoned with. Once all the scones are gone you will probably want more, and that’s okay! They’ll give you some more. When you feel like you’re too full to eat anything else, you can then take a look at the menu. 

The menu is chock full of incredible dishes- sections of eggs benedict, pancakes, soups, salads, hot and cold cereals, burgers, sandwiches and of course, the brunch specials. If I were in the mood for lunchy brunch, I would definitely order the Grilled Turkey Zucchini Burger. I think that sounds amazing. But since this was a breakfasty brunch, I went for the Bubby’s Breakfast: two free range eggs from Shady Maple Farm with toast and home fries. I always order poached eggs. They were perfect on top of the chewy, crusty seven grain bread. The home fries were amazing. I am skeptical of home fries- they are usually too greasy or too chewy or too burnt. These were the best combination of grease, chewiness and some burnt pieces. Mixed up with some ketchup and I was in heaven. 

Another side dish option is cheese grits. While I am not exactly partial to the cream of wheat-esque dish, Liz loved it. She said it was creamy and delicious. Maybe next time I’ll give them a try…

The dishes you are seeing right now are the Granola Fresh Fruit Plate and the French Toast. I have to start with the fruit plate. How beautiful is that? With a small cup of granola and yogurt, you are given a massive plate of fruit. Andre the giant would be happy with this much fruit. He might even need to take a doggie bag. And of course, French Toast is a classic brunch option. At Bubby’s this dish is piled high with sweet toast and berries. Don’t forget a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar too. 

I honestly have never loved brunch so much. Bubby’s is a gem. You can tell when you arrive because the line is out the door. Unfortunately they don’t take reservations, but the wait is definitely worth it. The waitstaff is very accommodating and the service is speedy.

 A+ Bubby’s!

Bon Eating,


  1. Mini Baker says

    I go to this restaurant named Honey's every weekend in Encinitas, CA and everytime I order their fruit and granola plate and it looks JUST like this! YUMMM!
    -Mini Baker :)

  2. Justin says

    the last time i was walking by bubby's, i was across the street so i had a good view of the storefront and noticed, maybe for the first time, that it says out front that they're open 24 hours! that came as very good news to me. p.s. the pies are awesome.

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