We were on our way to view more open houses in Clinton Hill when we saw EJ’s Square Root Cafe. It looks like a traditional luncheonette and our hungry stomachs couldn’t resist its charm. We stopped in thinking this would be a quick bite to eat. But many others before us thought the same thing, there’s a wait. Thats OK, this is a good sign, we didn’t want to be one of the few people in a restaurant… again. So we waited. The crowd was eclectic everyone from artists, neighborhood residents and businessmen gathered here for some brunch time special.
I ordered my diner special –two eggs any style with some potatoes and toast. Josh got BLT a sandwich, neither were that good. I made a point of asking the eggs be “over medium or well” not too runny, but these were running off the plate. The best part of the place we experienced while waiting, the decor. The retro vending machines, telephone booths, and kitschy knick knacks will melt the hardest modernist heart. Skip the food.