Fig Tree Café is opening its doors in the East Village on Sunday, August 8 where it replaces Double Standard on Sixth Avenue and G Street. The 2,714-square-foot space has a 300-square-foot patio and is the third location for the daytime-oriented restaurant, which was founded in 2008 and currently has existing outposts in Pacific Beach and Liberty Station.
Its all-day menu is extensive, ranging from many varieties of French toast, omelets, and eggs Benedict to soups, salads, and sandwiches. There’s even breakfast “sushi”, made with bacon, scrambled eggs, and rice. And the bar pours a large selection of brunch cocktails, including riffs on Bloody Marys and mimosas.
Rise & Shine Hospitality Group owner Johan Engman has built an empire on breakfast, starting with Fig Tree Cafe and continuing with Breakfast Republic, Breakfast Company, and Eggies, his takeout spot. Engman recently expanded Breakfast Republic to West Hollywood and is planning a fourth Fig Tree Cafe in Mission Valley that’ll be paired with an Eggies walk-up window.
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