It being my third post professing my love, there's really no surprise Coastal is my brunch go to. But here's the thing, it has counter service, the coffee is only ok (snob alert) and, with about 25 seats and a lineup of folks learing at you as you finish your meal, the atmosphere may not be the best in the city. Back it up. You're telling me the best brunch in the city doesn't have great coffee, doesn't have table service (though they do a combo of table/counter service so tip 'em well), and doesn't have amazing atmosphere? Hells yes I am. At Coastal, it's all about the food.
With inventive takes on waffles, scrambles, and other mind blowing dishes rounding out the seasonal menu, there is literally is something for everyone. And don't even get me started on the lunch menu. So, the next time you imbibe a little too much and are looking for the cure, forgo the greezy bacon n' eggs, get in that line and put your belly in the hands of Chef Mark Giffin.
Damn, now I'm hungry.