Café Orlin is a high demand brunch spot for locals. It’s low-key and most dishes are $12 and below. Groups of good looking young singles gather here for yummy French Toast and Mediterranean fare including outrageous Yemenite Fried Dough. This plate of dough is actually not as heavy as fried carnival treats and tastes both sweet and salty. Def something you should order a side of- just for kicks. The Breakfast Sandwich is on the tallest and fluffiest challah bread you can imagine. It’s basically a heightened deli cart egg sandwich that you want on your plate here. The French Toast on brioche is a mandatory order for at least one person at the table. It’s nothing too fancy, doesn’t show off too much and just creates that sweet and crunchy feeling that you need at brunch time.
The bright orangey walls inside are not doing anyone a favor, and if the weather is nice, snag a table outside under the peaceful awning. The restaurant is set back from the street providing great people watching on one of the craziest streets, St. Mark’s. However, when the crowds roll in around 12:30 p.m. and stare your table and food down, be prepared to feel like an animal on display in a zoo. Come to Café Orlin for an easy, legit, good brunch or when you need to mix it up from your regular weekend hot spot!