It's been quite a while since I've been to Fatty's for a meal, and I've been missing it. I love a good brunch and decided to remedy my Fatty's longing with a brunch date with Dan, Moses and Sonya. It was a lot of fun and super low key - you won't get big crowds like in a lot of 30th Ave joints. I was fortunate to finally try their legendary polenta corn cakes, and let me tell you...they were good. Here's a recap of our brunch:
Polenta Corn Cakes - Yay! At last, I got to try these and I must say I'll be getting them again. Technically named the Eggless Sunny Side Up, the dish consisted of three large polenta pancakes stacked on top of each other, sadwiching pieces of provolone cheese. The warmth from the pancakes melted the cheese and between the sweetness from the pancakes and the tanginess of the cheese, my tastebuds went to town. It was like eating really delicious corn bread only fluffier. It came with a side of lean, crispy bacon that I sandwiched in between the corn cakes too. Yum on earth! The side salad with creamy ranch was good too.
Other Dishes - Moses ordered the frittata with potatoes, cheese and bacon. It looked gorgeous, all thick and cake-like, sort of like a Spanish style tortilla. While it was good and very hearty, it needed a little extra kick, which could've been fixed by seasoning.
Sonya ordered "The Fatty" - a sweet sausage patty with egg and cheese on an English muffin. I didn't try it but Sonya commented that it was just OK - a bit on the salty side, especially the sausage. I have to be honest, the dish didn't look that appetizing to me and the egg looked kind of limp.
Service and Cost:
Our server was really nice and very casual, fitting in perfectly with the laid back vibe. Everything was brought out in good time and we didn't go hungry for too long. Overall, we had no complaints in this department.
Costs are reasonable and for $12.99, you get an entree and a morning cocktail such as a choice of three different kinds of mimosas, a bloody mary or a screwdriver.
Fatty's Cafe - 25-01 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105
N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)