The WBC spent most of July laying on the floor right in front of the air conditioner. When we dared to venture into the heat, we made it to two places: Abis in Thornwood and Café Mozart in Mamaroneck.
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July 7: We’ve sampled ethnic brunch cuisines a couple of times before (for instance, Indian brunch at Malabar Hill and Moroccan brunch at Zitoune). Now it was time for Japanese brunch at Abis in Thornwood. Abis offers a brunch buffet on Sundays. Sushi lovers can choose from an assortment of fresh sushi, while those seeking hot food have their pick of dishes, including gyoza, chicken teriyaki, miso soup, and tempura. Want something out of the box? Try the banana tempura for dessert. Brunch is $20 for adults, $10 for children and is available from 11:30-2:30 on Sundays.
July 20: Café Mozart is a charming little spot on Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck (not to be mistaken with the stretch of Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains—Westchester is confusing). The café has a well-rounded brunch menu, featuring all the usual suspects: pancakes, French toast, omelettes, eggs benedict, and simple sandwiches, offered at moderate prices. The eggs benedict got a thumbs up for the perfectly prepared yolks and delicate hollandaise sauce. On the flip side, the croissant grilled cheese was nothing spectacular, merely a somewhat warm croissant with decidedly not-grilled cheese inside. The cool beverages, including the iced chai latte, were refreshing and flavorful on this steamy morning, and the desserts (including a lemon pound cake and a black and white mousse cake) made us smile. Café Mozart is a great spot for a quick bite in Mamaroneck.