Photograph: Michael Kirby Smith
Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castell
Laid-back, Nordic-influenced AQ Kafé serves a menu that draws on traditional fare from Central, Northern and Eastern Europe, such as Smorgasbord platters, goulash and Swedish meatballs. The sweet-inclined can lean on house-made strudels, linzer tortes and pastries. The prix-fixe brunch on weekends is outstanding, offering the likes of a soft-boiled egg with smoked salmon, a Gouda croissant with ham, and a dish with great tyke appeal—jam-topped Swedish pancakes.
|Venue name:||AQ Kafé||Contact:|
|Cross street:||between 58th and 59th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 7:30am–9pm, Fri 7:30am–10pm, Sat 8am–10pm, Sun 8am–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V|