Top 5 Brunch Places in NYC

Having brunch in any city is problematic, you always want to get the best bang for your buck. But in NYC, brunch is particularly tricky. Mainly because there are so many options, with places opening and closing quicker than you can say 'cheque please!'

We scoured the streets of New York to find you the best places to brunch, lunch, or just have a coffee & watch the world go by.

Egg Shop

Price Point: $$

Any guesses on what they serve on the menu?
The egg shop is a cosy yet modern restaurant that specialises on creative sandwiches (and everything egg related) that are perfect to cure that NYC hangover. The location is small so you may have to wait, but this is NYC so are you really that surprised? Help kick your hangover to the curb with a bloody mary or some fresh juice. Order a side of fried chicken if you are feeling incredibly hungry. The portions are not small my friend.

The Butcher’s Daughter

Price Point: $$$

Whilst this place is vegetarian leaning towards vegan, the food here is INCREDIBLE. If you need set up for the day grab the surfers breakfast burrito, add the adzuki bacon, trust me it's delicious. Or if you are looking for a health kick in the morning go for the acai bowl. My advice would be to stay for lunch, the kale caesar salad is out of this world. In fact to get the best out of this place you should come for breakfast, then lunch, then dinner, it's worth it.


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Pietro Nolita

Price Point: $$$

Possibly the pinkest place in NYC, this newly opened 'modern Italian' is the perfect place to grab a coffee, some coffee waffles (sometimes you need a double hit to wake up!) and soak in the ambience. We predict this will soon become one of the most instagrammed places in NYC.

Jack’s Wife Freda

Price Point: $$

This Gem of a brunch spot was named after the owners Grandparents, Jack & Freda, now if that doesn't get a collective "awww" then you are possibly dead inside. Aside from the name having a super cute back story, the menu is the main attraction. The food is bursting with personality, try the poached eggs with grilled tomato and halloumi, they are well worth the trip.

Friend of a Farmer

Price Point: $$

Rustic, country style, fresh and hearty. This traditional style American bistro will have you yearning for simpler times. Try the eggs benedict or the old fashioned pumpkin pancakes, you will not be disappointed. If you are heading in at the weekend make sure you are prepared to wait, no reservations means this place always has a little bit of a queue.

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Originally published on 18 Nov 16

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