Brunch has become a very very big deal. It’s the best of both worlds. A bit of breakfast mixed with lunch dishes is a pretty good combo. Here in New York we often add a DJ and groups of about 6-8 people per reservation to make brunch that much better. Since most places offer a variety of dishes, I have quite a few that are my go to for a good brunch. Cornerstone Cafe in East Village, NY has a brunch that you can’t pass up. The french toast is to die for. I had to order something to go with it so I ordered a side of bacon and eggs. Sidebar, the eggs come with breakfast potatoes and a mixed green salad. The pancakes with the strawberry compote are equally as good. To top it off, the finishing touches are accompanied with a refreshing mimosa. You cannot have a solid brunch without a mimosa! Cornerstone Cafe is definitely a must try, if you’re ever in the area. The Prohibition Bakery was another hidden gem I stumbled across while waiting for my table reservation. They have mini cupcakes infused with liquor. Since the cupcake box made a cameo, I figured I would give them a mention too.