Food/Drink: Sanfords has a great brunch special which includes 2 cocktails, a coffee/tea/cocoa and a brunch entree. The food doesn't come in the most beautiful presentation, perhaps due to its diner roots, but it makes up for looks in taste. Portions are also reasonable and don't overwhelm you or leave you wanting more.
There is also an a la carte menu (includes more lunch-like items) which is pretty diverse and random including everything from tuna tartare to falafels, crab cakes and more.
- Zucchini, ricotta, fresh tomato, and pesto frittata ($9) - comes in piping hot cast iron skillet
- Banana chocolate chip pancakes ($8) - not overstuffed with ingredients, but just enough
- Breakfast wrap ($8) - Perfectly filling and tasty with scrambled eggs, avocado, peppers, onions, tomato, and gruyere on a whole wheat wrap
Atmosphere: Sanfords certainly doesn't feel like an old diner. It is modern, clean and trendy with low lighting and metallic and bamboo accents, with almost an Asian restaurant ambiance. While a diner at heart, Sanfords isn't particularly loud, and is actually quite comfortable. Definitely one of the nicest spots in Astoria for brunch.
Sanfords: 30-13 Broadway, Astoria, 718.932.9569
Sat & Sun: 11AM - 4PM