**Regular Go To**
The first time I ever went to The Lovin Cup was on a date, and while that didn’t lead to anything, it did mark the beginning of my serious love for this little Brooklyn hole-in-the-wall. Though the menu is limited to six brunch entrees, the options are exactly what you would want out of a breakfast menu, and you can’t beat the prices. Each dish is between $8-$10 on its own and comes with a fair amount of food. The Lovin Cup also has one of the best drunk brunch deals that I’ve come across. For $15 you can get any entrée and up to three drinks. I’ve only had the mimosas, but they’re good! With prices like this and consistently delicious breakfast food, The Lovin Cup has become one of my regular go to brunch places in Williamsburg.
Here is a photo of the menu so you can see all the options and because I’m also in love with the design.
Sweet Jane Scramble: This is the dish that I keep coming back for every time. They use organic eggs scrambled with sharp cheddar, caramelized onions, broccoli and sautéed red peppers (I break the critic rule here and usually ask for no red peppers… in my defense, I had a long day ahead of me in this most recent visit and peppers usually just give me some bad heart burn). The scramble comes with sourdough toast and tots. You can add guacamole for $2 and bacon for $3 and I of course get both. There is nothing that I like better than mixing Mexican food with breakfast and this guacamole has a great lime flavor with the perfect amount of chunk. It’s exactly the combination I’m looking for at brunch. The bacon is juicy and crispy, the sourdough is standard but delicious and the tots are some of the best around. I don’t normally like tots. I know some people will yell at me, but I hated them as a kid and I usually just feel like it’s the worst way to eat a fried potato, but these tots are different with a perfect crisp on the outside. As you can see, I’m clearly a fan of the Sweet Jane Scramble, so get it!
Hot Lovin Rancheros: This dish is composed of two organic eggs with melted jack cheese over black beans, avocado, jalapenos and ranchero sauce over a corn tortilla. A dish that really blends Mexican food with breakfast, I thought this was pretty standard. My only complaint here is I felt like it was lacking some heat. With a little hot sauce though, supplied on the table, this dish is a good huevos rancheros.
Pancakes: I haven’t tried them, but my friend ordered them and they looked pretty good. Here’s a visual.
Coffee: The coffee is good.
Next Time: I need to come at some point and try the night menu. I’m very intrigued by The Goddess Sandwich and The Big Terrific.
The Lovin Cup: 93 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY