Big group birthday brunches stress me out. I’m sure I’m not the only one who shares this sentiment. It’s a pain to split a check a million ways, remember to bring cash, and to pay for stuff that you didn’t have in order to make settling the bill easier.
Before All Day I Dream last Sunday, my friends and I went out for our other good friend’s birthday. This isn’t to say I wasn’t excited to see everyone, but as usual, I was a little nervous. The chosen spot ended up being Walter Foods in Brooklyn, sort of in the middle of the Bedford and Lorimer stops. It was a really hot day and they ended putting us on the back patio which turned out to be perfect because it was completely covered. I’m normally a huge advocate for sitting in the sun, but this day was just beyond hot. So right off the bat I was impressed and ready to have a fun day with my friends.
We had a reservation for noon, but didn’t all arrive until 12:30 which was no problem at all. Another check in my book.
The brunch menu was also pretty standard, but then again, quite good. I had the breakfast sandwich (pictured) which was unreal. All that food for $8! The sandwich itself was huge, the photo isn’t doing it any justice, and the hasbrowns were so good. I love crunchy hashbrowns. Some of the others had pancakes, waffles (also on the menu was chicken and waffles), steak and eggs, and some sort of eggs in a dish with melted cheese on top. Amazing.
Drinks were moderately priced at $11 for brunch cocktail and around $7 for a beer. And when the dreaded check came, our server happily split it whichever way we wanted. We ended up breaking up the table into groups of 5 and could pay in cash or credit, either way. All in all it was a really great afternoon spent outside with amazing friends and even better food. I highly recommend Walter Foods for your next big group event or brunch with a smaller group!
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