Photos: Bright and Sunny Brunch at the New AOC

Chef Suzanne Goin and partner Caroline Styne recently moved their iconic AOC dining room to the former Il Covo space after 10 years of operation on 3rd Street. This Saturday, Goin started serving brunch. With a gorgeous Spanish-style patio that gets a hearty dose of sunshine, it's sure to become springtime staple with the outdoor dining crowd. There are even little brick windows that look out onto a lemon tree-lined street. It truly feels like a hacienda retreat in the middle of the city.

AOC's brunch menu showcases market-fresh fruit and veg, including items like grilled asparagus with polenta, spring vegetables and soft egg; and meyer lemon french toast with pistachios, blueberries and candied meyer lemon; and the signature breakfast sandwich of arugula, proscuitto and a sunny side up egg on top of a thick slice of brioche.

An added bonus is that their specialty cocktails are only $10 each, meaning you can get a little nip of the hair of the dog at a decent rate. They also serve specialty belinis, like the blood orange bellini pictured here. Brunch goes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info and for ressies, head over to their site.