Brunch at the Cloister Cafe

Brunch at the Cloister Cafe

35mm, a7Rii, brunch, Cloister Cafe, NYC, outdoor cafe, SonyI came across The Cloister Cafe when I was getting an unagi burger at Yonekichi.  It was right next door and it had a cute outdoor seating area that was in an enclosed garden.  They had a sign outside advertising their brunch special so I checked out their menu and it looked pretty good.  I always like to check out the menu of the place before I go so I know exactly what I want when I get there.  If it’s a long menu the choices can seem overwhelming.  I decided on the eggs Benedict.  I had never had that before but it looked delicious and I like to try new things when I go out to eat.  I know it seems like I go out to eat a lot but I really only go out on weekends.  I like to eat pretty healthily during the week. Their brunch special comes with coffee or tea, and either orange juice, bloody Mary, or screwdriver.  I’m not a drinker so I got the coffee and orange juice with my eggs Benedict.  They came with a side of home fries which were seasoned to perfection, and a few bits of fruit which were the perfect sweet addition.35mm, a7Rii, brunch, Cloister Cafe, Eggs Benedict, NYC, Sony

The inside and outside of the restaurant were separated by a panel but because the weather was so nice, the panel was opened.  The decor of the place is really beautiful.  It’s nice to see something a little different.  It made it just that much more cozy.35mm, a7Rii, Cloister Cafe, decor, mural, NYC, Sony

35mm, a7Rii, door, iron design, locked, NYC, Sony



I had my camera with me, as usual, so I decided to walk around the neighborhood and see what I could find.  Now that I’m not really into street photography anymore I’ve had to do a bit more searching for things to photograph.  I like buildings, landscapes and whatnot.  It’s less stressful than dealing with people and you come across more interesting things like this door.


I didn’t even notice that these leaves were in the shape of a peace sign at first.  I just thought that the balcony was interesting and after I took the picture and got it on my computer I noticed the peace sign.  How creative and cool.35mm, a7Rii, balcony, light and shadow, NYC, peace sign, Sony

From what I read, this building (Grace Memorial House) is used by the church to provide various services for the community such as programs for adults and children, and they even have a homeless shelter.

4th Avenue, 35mm, a7Rii, architectural photography, building, Grace Memorial House, NYC, Sony, traffic signal, walk/don't walk

I can’t remember if this was part of the same building but it was in the area.  The architecture is just beautiful.

35mm, a7Rii, architectural photography, NYC, Sony

I’m pretty sure I mentioned this before but whenever I see a bell tower it always reminds me of that movie Vertigo.  It wasn’t my favorite James Stewart movie but it was interesting.  I still have to see Rear Window.  I wonder if they have it on Netflix.

35mm, a7Rii, bell tower, clock, NYC, Sony

I wish the car hadn’t been there but what can you do?  This is NYC where things and people are always in your way.  I read that this building had once been a boarding stable but that it had eventually been converted to a private residence.

35mm, a7Rii, Grosvenor Private Boarding Stable, NYC, Sony

I pass by this statue from time to time and I always think it’s so funny.  You always see people taking pictures of it or posing with it while other people take pictures of them.  Here’s an explanation of the statues.  My brother often jokes that I’m a paparazzi with the way that I’m always trying to get pictures of the family. 😆35mm, a7Rii, Christopher St., dogs taking pictures, Greenwich Avenue, NYC, Sony, statues


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