AUNTIES AND UNCLES (74 Lippincott St.)
THE ENSEMBLE CAST: Chris, Tomas, Paul, Gira & Amy
ALL-DAY BREAKFAST: YES
COFFEE/ESPRESSO BAR: NO
COFFEE INCLUDED: NO
FREE REFILLS: YES
HP SAUCE: NO (but there was homemade ketchup and hot sauce)
In the heart of the Breakfast District (or so I like to call it), one can find a great little place called Aunties and Uncles. Aunties and Uncles is located just off the corner of College & Lippincott, a half-way point between Kensington Market and Little Italy, and on the same city block as Sneaky Dee's, Mars, Maggie's, Pickadilly's, etc. (See a trend?) What makes Aunties and Uncles stand out in this breakfast congested area? It's fucking better than the rest of them.
including any 3 of the following:
- cottage cheese
THE FOOD: The food was cash. The standard breakfast was listed as coming with "scrambled" eggs, however, there was no problem in making a substitution for the foolproof sunnies. What makes Aunties and Uncles breakfast is their creative alternative to your traditional homefries. The eats, a cold dill and dijon potato salad is a welcome change and will leave you feeling satisfied without leaving you feeling guilty.
THE PRICE: The price was pretty boilerplate and easily understandable. An Old MacDonald plus tip was all I really needed to satisfy my got rot from the previous night's indulgences.
THE SERVICE: The service was flexible and substitutions were more than welcome. Our server was cute and affable and I have never received a breakfast in such a short period of time. The dude that was serving and seating seemed like he couldn't give a fuck to be there, but he didn't serve us, so my experience was more than pleasant.
THE AMBIANCE: Sitting on the patio, one will notice quite the abundance of indie kids and hipsters alike, but what can you expect with the kitschy design, retro kitchen furniture, age old formica tables and issues of music mags from the early 90's strewn about. However, it is the patio that seals the deal here. It's fairly roomy and equipped with 6 large picnic tables and covered by an awning, which although you can't smoke under, lets you enjoy your breakfast outdoors, rain or shine. The only downfall to this patio on a warm summers day however...scenester dudes in cut off jean shorts so scant you'll wanna poke your eyes out.
Aunties and Uncles is a place I would head back to in a heartbeat. Every aspect of our visit was above par. On top of that, I work two blocks away, which means I think I may have just found my new regular weekday joint.