Cafes and lounges offer guests both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner fare at Linger Cafe and Lounge.
A relaxed yet sophisticated gathering ground, Linger serves up an innovative array of light lunch and dinner fare in addition to homemade baked goods and caffeinated concoctions. The breakfast crowd can brood over strong brews while nibbling on an array of muffins, shortbreads, and scones, while the lunch coterie bond over soups such as the zucchini yogurt or caldo gallego (Spanish soup with turnip greens and chorizo) ($7), and salads such as the raw kale and quinoa or classic Caesar ($8.50). Linger boasts a bountiful brunch as well, served every weekend afternoon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the Earth’s sun-free hours, Linger also becomes a swank spot for a night out, where friends can share small plates, such as toast paired with pesto, olive tapenade, beet, and caponata ($6).
Like a robot in a top hat, Linger blurs the line between ultra-modern flare and old-world appeal with plush red couches, marble-laden coffee tables, low lighting, and exposed brick walls. When they’re not building masterpieces on plate, the Linger staff goes the extra communal mile by supporting local Brooklyn artists. The interior space plays host to a rotating selection of pupil-pleasing pieces, which further accent the aural joys derived from live global music performances, scheduled on weekends.
- If this review was a letter to Linger Café and Lounge it would start just like this, “Dear Linger Cafe, your Hash & Eggs is the heavenly hash I have been searching for in my quest for all things stellar in breakfast foods.” – Rachel Joyce, Brooklyn Exposed
- This is a great place to, well, linger. Get a coffee or tea and a yummy sandwich and curl up on one of the many pretty couches or chairs with a book and stay a while. You definitely won't get glared at for staying too long. – Brianne R., Yelp