Right before spring break, New York was hit with another mini snowstorm. It only lasted half a day, but I can tell you that my walk that morning to Mudspot wasn't the most pleasurable one. I was meeting a friend here before we'd go to the New Museum, and he had told me this was one of his favorite spots for brunch. That's the good thing about spending time with locals, they know the good (less touristy) spots!
Mudspot looks like a very small place from the outside, but that's just a deception. Once you walk in, it kind of feels Alice in Wonderland-like, you can keep walking and you'll find more little nooks and rooms with tables. I went allll the way to the back, where there's kind of a patio with roof (which didn't really stop the snow from coming in but oh well).
My friend was a little late, so I had plenty of time to check out the menu and order a delicious flat white (pretty sure this place is run by Australians).
The breakfast options are mostly savory, and although I usually go for a sweet brekky, I decided to go for the pressed avocado sandwich with 'home fries', which are essentially baked potatoes with rosemary. We waited very long for our meal but I kind of forgot about it once I had my first bites. My sandwich/toastie had: avocado, arugula, tomato, garlic mayo and queso fresco. Super tasty! I also loved the baked potatoes, it reminded me of home.
The perfect comforting brunch on a snow day!
My friend took the same sandwich but with extra bacon.
Although the interior of Mudspot is not the prettiest or comfiest, the food feels very much like coming home. It's a no nonsense kind of place, kind of hipster, with good coffee, tasty food and reasonable prices. A charming little brunch spot in the East Village! Make sure to bring cash because they don't take cards, and be prepared to wait a bit if you go on the weekend, I've heard that it can get crazy busy.
>> 307 E 9th St