I am still daydreaming about the Mek Muffin at Mekelburg’s……..
I’m all about a good egg sandwich and killer beer list. Especially when I am ultra-hangry after running my butt off at an early morning 5K. So many folks told me about this hidden gem of a place in Brooklyn NYC. A below ground specialty food market, deli, and cafe tucked away off a side street at the bottom of a nondescript apartment building. Normally, this part of town is a bit of a hike for me to get to, but as I happened to be fairly close by I decided to make the trek over and check it out. My stomach and taste buds were ecstatic that I did.
Spiffy craft beer list – check.
Super friendly staff – check.
Cool concept – specialty food market/deli/gastropub – check.
Fun cozy atmosphere – shop in front, resto in back, chalkboards all around – check.
Backyard patio with picnic tables – check.
Dat food tho – WOW! The Mek Muffin I had for breakfast was killer. My inner piggie wanted to eat five more. Really tasty.
So I went to Mekelberg’s this past Sunday after my 5K race as a triumphant feast meal. My thoughts? A bit pricey for the Mek Muffin egg sandwich though as I decided to build my own since I’m not eating red meats, pork, or chicken anymore. Problem is when one does that the cost for add-ons gets a bit out of hand. Sammie started at $3.75, then $1.50 for some mozzarella, $1.75 for some avocado, $1.75 for some tomato and in the end it was $8.75. For an egg sandwich. Ummmmm…..ok. Again, it was a really tasty sandwich, not too big though, and for that cost maybe I expected a bit larger than it was. Gotta try out their salted baked potato if I ever get back over here, and the chocolate babka French Toast is calling me – oh yeah. I need to eat the whole damn menu next time!
Oh, who am I kidding. That Mek Muffin was delish and worth it for a breakfast treat that I normally don’t get to have. So yes, I would splurge on it again, and again. Oh, and to have a quality craft beer to help wash it down was so enjoyable.
$5.50 for a 8oz glass of Hill Farmstead Mary Pilsner. Good beer and refreshing after a three-mile run. I did also enjoy their coffee here. CAW-FEE. Good stuff.
Too bad its way out in a bumfluck part of Brooklyn which will actually stop me from eating there every day. Way too far for me to constantly travel to from the far Upper East Side.
Maybe that’s a good thing for my waistline, my liver, and my wallet!
Mekelburg’s – http://www.mekelburgs.com/