Where to Brunch: Poco

Standing at the corner of Avenue B and East 3rd Street, you’ll find Poco, a tapas and brunch restaurant known for its bottomless drinks and upbeat vibes. I visited Poco on a Saturday morning for my best friend’s birthday brunch. This East Village hot-spot can be best described as a party-style dining experience perfect for birthdays and celebrations.

At the beginning of the day, service at Poco would have gotten a 2/10 rating from me but that number eventually increased. My group had a one o’clock reservation for a party of fifteen. Half of us arrived on time so I went to find a hostess to check in the group. I hovered around a tiny space by the entrance for a few minutes and finally a woman walked over and checked us in. We were asked to wait outside while our table was cleaned off. I only saw a few tables on the main level and worried  how they planned on fitting all of us. After forty-five minutes and two visits back to the hostess stand, we made our way to a long table downstairs with enough space for everybody. After putting in our orders for drinks, the service picked up immensely. Our server was attentive, full of energy and magically cut fifteen pieces out of a 8 inch birthday cake.

Via @PocoNYC

The entrees we tried included Poco Benedict which almost everyone ordered, steak, egg and cheese sandwich, pulled chicken sandwich, and vegan smoked maple mac and cheese. The portions are small but the food is prepared well, both in flavor and appearance. I had the steak sandwich and was very satisfied. Medium rare steak and scrambled eggs were sandwiched between a toasted baguette and paired with avocado sauce. Alone, the eggs were bland but combining it with smokey cheddar and creamy avocado brought it to life. I was the only one who got the sandwich and the only one who left the table feeling full. The $2 up charge was worth it. The Poco Benedict was served on an arepa with chorizo sprinkled on top. The crunch of the arepa balanced out the poached egg with the chorizo giving the plate a nice kick. The mac and cheese was good, not great. The panko bread crumbs were a nice touch but the flavor of the cheese sauce didn’t really excite me. While the meals were enjoyable in taste, some of our group did end up making a stop at the pizzeria next store after we left.

Via @PocoNYC

The drinks are the star of the show at Poco.  Bottomless options include mimosas, Bloody Marys, red sangria, and white sangria. I went with the mimosa and loved it. I’ve been so used to my mimosas being made with Prosecco but the Wycliff Brut they used here was enjoyable. Drinks are bottomless for 1.5 hours. If all guests are over 21, you can get a bottle of champagne for the table which helps control your OJ to champagne ratio. If everyone isn’t participating in the bottomless brunch, a server walks around and fills your glass. Our cups were never empty and our server was flexible with us trying the different drinks per round.

One of the upsides of Poco compared to most NYC brunch spots is they do a Friday brunch as well.  All in all, the ambiance at Poco guarantees you a party in your seat. The music plays all through brunch and your glass stays full. I wouldn’t make the trip for a meal alone. However, for a special occasion that warrants bottomless mimosas, Poco is a good time. Considering we had a forty-five minute wait even with a reservation, I wouldn’t recommend just walking in on a weekend.


More from Jovania Pierre

If Brunch Had Rules, Here are the Top Five

My love for bottomless mimosas and gourmet egg dishes is not always...
Read More


  • CLINIQUE 倩碧線上購物官網。瀏覽Clinique倩碧官方網站,了解更多線上購物、護膚、彩粧、香氛及禮品詳情。通過過敏性測試,百分百不含香料。

  • 【穿搭】旅行重複穿搭術 X 崔咪’s STYLE 4♥ @ B2B崔咪TRAMY :: 痞客邦 :: 後面的繁花似錦有讓大家覺得春天快要來了嗎?XD這次去日本的行程裡,因為要把行李箱空出來裝要買的東西,所以一開始就被H警告,不可以帶太多衣服這讓愛美成性的我一聽到簡直就是晴天霹靂阿~~~~~~~((泣+

  • 「 生蛇 」( 醫學名稱是 『帶狀疱疹』Shingles ) 是由水痘病毒引起的疾病。水痘癒合後,病毒在神經細胞潛伏多年,日後隨時重新激活後導致的帶狀皮疹,就是「 生蛇 」。因此,凡感染過水痘的人,都有機會「 生蛇 」。病發時,身體某一部位會感到內疼或劇痛,通常是臉或背部及腰部的一側;這時由於病毒從脊髓處沿其中華一條神經擴散到身體以及去到連接的皮膚表面,形成紅疹及小水疱。帶狀疱疹疫苗Zostavax康栢苗 (蛇針)能助減低「 生蛇 」的機會,有效預防: 「 生蛇 」( 帶狀疱疹 ) 成效高達 70% 「 生蛇 」的後遺神經痛:即使紅疹痊癒,神經痛還可以持續數月或數年。年紀越大,持續有後遺 神經痛風險越高 「 生蛇 」引起的急性及長期痛症 不適用人士: 曾對疫苗成分包括明膠( Gelatin ) 及紐奧黴 ( Neomycin ) 有過敏性休克反應的人士 有原發及繼發性免疫系統問題的病患者,或正服用抑鬱免疫系統藥物(如高劑量膽固醇)的病人 患有肺結核,正發病及未經治療人士 孕婦

  • 這是一款以控油效果打造自然粉妝的蜜粉,與吸油面紙具有相同效果,在肌膚上能創造輕盈無負擔且輕薄到近乎半透明的完美妝容。適合所有肌膚型態,具定妝功效,是完美妝容不可或缺的產品。

  • 2017 聖誕禮物推介:名牌香水聖誕禮盒套裝篇 Harpersbazaar HK 2017 聖誕在即,又是香水控出動的時候,各大名牌香水品牌都相繼推出了香水聖誕禮盒 gift set 套裝,而往往聖誕禮盒套裝都會比起平日更優惠,即使為自己補貨或是送給好友都是不錯的選擇。BAZAAR 為你推介值得購買的名牌香水聖誕禮盒套裝,免你走太多冤枉路。

  • On Sunday, Ashley Barnes scored to rescue a point for Burnley against the might of Manchester City. But in March 2013, he was far from the hero as he picked up a seven-game ban for tripping a referee. Ashley Barnes was the scorer of Burnley’s equaliser against Manchester City… but did you know he once got banned for seven games for TRIPPING a referee? 

  • JACK GAUGHAN IN ISTANBUL: Sean Dyche saw hunger to prove his critics wrong burning in Joe Hart’s eyes – but warned the former England No 1 will not walk into Burnley’s team. ‘He’s still hungry and got a desire to be the best he can be’ Joe Hart eager to prove critics wrong, says Sean Dyche, but Burnley manager warns new signing he will not walk into the team

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.