Flea Market; Photo - Youngna Park

Flea Market; Photo - Youngna Park

Just across from Tompkins Square Park on Avenue A, Flea Market Cafe offers traditional French Bistro fare in a comfortable, yet date-friendly space littered with tchotchkes and classic knick-knacks. The daily menu offers a reliably tasty steak frites and duck confit; Gothamist also highly recommends the pistachio-crusted salmon and mussels mariniere. On weekends, Flea Market offers one of the East Village's best brunches from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for $9.95, a prime selection of omelettes and sweets including the noteworthy baked apple pancake.

Flea Market is located at 131 Avenue A (b/w St. Mark's & 9th) and is open M-F, 10 a.m. - midnight, and weekends, 10 a.m. - 1 a.m. (212) 358-9280.

Flea Market; Photo - Youngna Park

Flea Market; Photo - Youngna Park