On my first Friday in New York, I went over to New York Adorned and got tattooed by Brad Stevens. It was a pretty cool experience and the shop had a good vibe and cool people working there. Brad is vegan so I asked him for some suggestions as far as good restaurants in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area, especially for a good breakfast. His first suggestion was Champs, a restaurant/bakery that has gone through some changes in the past year, for the better!
So, for a late breakfast the next day, my cousin and I ventured a mile or so in the unusually warm weather to Champs. We walked in and all of the tables were full with a short wait, so as soon as the seats at the counter opened up we grabbed them and set our eyes on the menu. I ended up getting the Bionic Breakfast that included a “mountain of potatoes with sauteed mushrooms, peppers and soysage topped with spicy tofu sauce” and my cousin got the BLT with tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce and veganaise on whole wheat bread.
The spicy tofu sauce was an awesome touch to the breakfast bowl, and I had a bite of the BLT and it was very good. My cousin isn’t vegan, but she said that she absolutely loved it! After that, we just HAD to get a dessert, since this place is part bakery after all. We decided to get the peanut butter chocolate tart, and split it in half. Although, out of the whole dessert, I ended up eating most of it and totally not regretting it. It had a super rich peanut butter chocolate filling in a chocolate cookie crust.
And the aftermath…
Ha ha! So, after a few cups of coffee and enjoying the food, I would have to say that I really enjoyed this place and I’d love to go back there someday! If you’re in the area I highly recommend heading over to Champs for some breakfast or lunch.