Brunch at Olea, Brooklyn NYC

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Green Eggs and Lamb scrambled with fresh cilantro, tomato and red onion, served with merguez lamb sausage and pita--decent eggs and potatoes

Olea Mediterranean Taverna
171 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238-1019
(718) 643-7003

Food: 3.6/5.0
Service: 3.6/5.0

Keyword: Lamb! We went to Olea on a lazy morning and were seated by the window indoors. I usually crave savory things like eggs instead of waffles and pancakes (unless I'm sharing it with a friend) so no surprise, I got the green eggs (above). It was also a win-win when Tiff ordered the lamb sandwich. My green eggs were aromatic and my first nibble of the Merguez sausage gave a delightful pop of meaty juices. Patatas bravas were tad hard. Tiff's sandwich was pretty good. The spicy aioli was a nice touch to the spiced meatballs so another friend requested for some to go with her fries. No can do, we had to pay an extra dollar for what I believe was 1 tb of sauce, which was finished in a couple of dips. Not cool.

Overall, brunch at Olea was hearty and affordable. 
Food was palatable as a neighborhood joint. Service was ok and leisurely but we weren't in a hurry so no big deal. If I lived in Brooklyn I might be back. However, as a visitor, I'll take my limited stomach space to explore the rest of NYC's brunch-scape.

Lamb Sandwich greek meatballs with feta and spicy tomato sauce on baguette, with salad and patatas bravas--I liked the aioli and meatballs


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