We’re all just hanging in there for New York’s bitter winter. Before you catch the seasonal blues, I’ve got a boozy brunch that’ll warm those numb fingers and transport you to the Caribbean. Yea, I figured you’d like that idea. Miss Lily’s sits adjacent to its brother café Melvin’s Juice Box on West Houston and Sullivan Street in SoHo and offers a $15 brunch prefix of an entrée plus unlimited cocktails for an hour. It’s totally worth it.
The dining room is set up like a neighborhood chill spot where all the locals go for a good time. The décor is welcoming and fitting for casual dining. Multi-colored streamers hang from the ceiling making Miss Lily’s look like it’s always ready for a party. Once the cocktails start flowing that’s exactly what it becomes. Some of the hottest reggae music fills the restaurant with warm vibes from Radio Lily. (Yes, they have their own radio station, how awesome?)
I ordered the French toast: a tower of soft brioche bricks topped off with banana foster, strawberries, and blueberries. Orgasm in your mouth! (Excuse the rated R term.) You can taste the dark rum giving this dish the island feel that we crave this time of year. I didn’t even need any syrup and secretly had an urge to lick my plate. (Don’t judge me.) If you’re more of the savory brunch type then go for the traditional Jamaican breakfast: ackee and salt fish with callaloo and festival– it would be a sin not to have this on the menu. Then indulge in your bottomless Bellini for the next hour.
New Yorkers baited by booze crowd Miss Lily’s by 1pm (brunch rush hour). Brunch is served only on weekends until 5pm so it would be wise to plan ahead, you don’t want to find yourself wishing you had made that reservation. But, you can always try your luck— wait time averages about 30 minutes and the bar is available for full dining service as well. Cheers! Yah mon!