Mom’s Kitchen & Bar
Mom’s Kitchen & Bar is hands down one of Astoria’s best breakfast spots. Set in a modern and simple atmosphere, the eatery feels like a familiar diner that you’ve seen in every New York City movie. But open a menu, and you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised by all of the fresh spins on diner classics…and then you’ll realize you have to make some difficult decisions. Expect Bedrock pancakes, a delicious ode to childhood with fruity pebble mix-ins, mixed berries, and berry syrup. Other highlights include the cinnamony apple cobbler pancakes served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, and their Woodland omelette made with fresh gouda, arugula, and wild mushrooms. And that’s just breakfast. Mom’s has earned well-deserved neighborhood hype for its menu of American fare served diner-style. Couple that with the friendly staff that know how to make everyone feel like a regular, and you’ve found an authentically communal brunch. The Bigmouth shakes alone—try the “Nutella ella ella ay”—justify a visit, so if you’re looking for comfort and coziness accompanied by elevated breakfast, Mom’s is a can’t miss.