Yura's Blue Plate: A Hidden Gem in East Harlem
I really feel as if East Harlem does not get enough love in terms of the food scene. Recently I had to get up with a good friend in East Harlem and needed to find a quick breakfast or brunch situation, but something with a calm environment. Hopped on Yelp and it steered me in the direction of Yura's Blue Plate. This charming and inviting restaurant has a bar for dining and coffee, exposed brick, an open kitchen, and large windows which is great for food photography (and people watching).
Reasons why Yura's Blue Plate and I pretty much go together:
- Affordable pricing
- Breakfast is served all day, and 7 days of the week
- Fast service
- Great menu selection
Their signature item on their menu is their Rolled Omelette which comes with cornbread and their perfectly seasoned Smashed Home-fries. The entree is only $6.50 and the omelette includes 2 fillings, and each additional filling is $1.50 each. Their fillings include sausage (pork and turkey), mushrooms, tomatoes, bacon, onions, spinach, and more. Another favorite of mine is the Blue Ribbon Buttermilk Pancakes, and they are fluffy and moist. Lawd! I am borderline salivating as I am typing this and thinking about them. They do serve mimosas although they are not advertised on the menu, and I believe they are about $5. Not in the mood for a mimosa? They have barista on site to make all your java dreams come true and add some artwork to it as well.
Yura's is a great place to grab breakfast/brunch minus the turn up crowd. They are open every day of the week from 8am - 8pm.
Address: 2248 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Phone: (347) 703-0046
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