The Aubergine Café is the perfect café to spend the morning doing work, or to stop on your way to the office
Literally one of my favorite things to do in New York City, well, let´s face it, in any city is to have a leisurely breakfast on a weekend morning in a local café with just the right atmosphere. In this article I´m going to tell you about one of my favorites: The Aubergine Café from my old neighborhood of Queens called Sunnyside. Sunnyside is, by far, one of my favorite neighborhoods in New York. There are little streets with small houses and gardens just like you might find in the suburbs, and people from all different cultures, backgrounds and circumstances. It is, quite literally, the melting pot that you might expect from such a cosmopolitan city. How to get to this little haven just outside Manhattan? Take the 7 train to 46th street, Bliss Street and you have arrived.
I stumbled upon the Aubergine Café one morning, attracted by its little sandwich board sign outside and the open door that gave you a peak into its wood paneled interior. This is the type of café where you can imagine yourself reading the newspaper cover to cover or writing a letter to a friend, or even finishing up a term paper for Grad School. Located at the corner of 50th Street and Skillman Avenue, the Aubergine Café is a brick building with a deep red awning and a green painted wood door that is almost always propped open inviting you inside.
When you enter the café, there is a wood paneled bar where you can order your breakfast or coffee to go. The interior, with exposed brick walls holds a row of tables where you can sit and enjoy your coffee, and relax. I should mention that the Aubergine Café also serves lunch, although I always stopped in for breakfast. I found myself a table, and ordered a cranberry scone (warm) with a skim milk latte, and watched the stream of people coming in on their way to work.
I always think its interesting to see people in another city going to work, on their daily routines. This time, in the Aubergine Café, they were like ghosts from my past, as I remembered the many mornings I would rush to the subway on my way from Sunnyside to the Bronx. Even the music: Simon and Garfunkel, Natalie Imbruglia, and Jason Mraz invited you to “slow down, you move too fast; got to make the morning last.” (59th Street Bridge Song, Simon & Garfunkel).
We ruskommend The AubergineCafé with 4 boquerones. This is the perfect café to spend the morning doing work, or to stop on your way to the office. I definitely ruskommend the scones, although they have bagels and other breakfast and lunchtime treats, as well. A local place that feels like your kitchen at home; only its on the corner of Skillman and 50th.