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9 Brunches We'd Wait Hours For

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    While the term "brunch fatigue" might sound foreign to you, we’re willing to bet — no, guarantee — it’s a feeling you’ve experienced. Characterized by a lack of interest in your once-favorite order (we're looking at you, eggs Benny), disdain for sad sides of hash browns, and a distinct unwillingness to wait 30-plus minutes for a table, it can strike even the most dedicated patrons among us.

    Feeling the early symptoms? Don’t throw in your knife and fork just yet. Instead, rekindle your once-passionate love of brunch by giving your go-tos a rest and branching out. To start you off, we've pulled together tables full of NYC's most delicious inspiration — and there are zero mimosas involved. From lox-stuffed doughnuts to a quirky Chambord-infused raspberry liqueur cocktail to a breakfast sandwich in French toast, these nine wonderfully weird, decadent plates will have you counting down the days until Saturday morning — as if you weren't already.

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    The Anytime Waffle Tower
    What's not to love about a decadent stack of waffles whose very name grants you permission to eat it whenever you like? Drizzled in chocolate syrup and with each layer perched atop a thick slab of ice cream, this is a sugary, Marie Antoinette-style dream.

    Catch, 21 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY; 212-392-5978.

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    Whole Lobster Pizza
    There are very few dishes out there that appeal as thoroughly to foodies as they do to those craving a plate that'll look cool on Instagram (no shame in our game). This slightly ridiculous, very incredible lobster-topped pizza is absolutely one of them.

    Florian, 225 Park Avenue South, New York, NY; 212-869-8800.

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    Pepper Boy & Chambord Kir Royale
    Three exciting ways to spice up a soft egg scramble? Top it with generously cut maple bacon and an added poached egg, deliver it in a hot new ride (a jumbo bell pepper), and serve it alongside a raspberry cocktail.

    Egg Shop, 151 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY; 646-666-0810.

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    Everything Doughnuts & Parma Mussels
    We love doughnuts and we love bagels. When we found out some sweet genius combined the two — we're talking fluffy doughnuts filled with cream cheese and topped with lox and bacon — we felt nothing but sheer joy. And what's that in the background, you ask? Why, that's a trough of mussels in a parmigiano cream sauce. You know, in case you're still hungry.

    Flex Mussels, 154 West 13th Street, New York, NY; 212-229-0222.

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    Hot & Messy Cornbread
    Close your eyes and picture everything you could ever want at your brunch table. Now imagine it all piled high on a thick slab of fresh cornbread. We're guessing that's how this chicken, avocado, fried egg, peanut butter, and bacon creation came into existence.


    Streetbird
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    2149 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY; 212-206-2557.