New York brunch: 10 must-see places to feast on

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Marlow & Sons : un excellent brunch à Brooklyn

Hipster friends and lovers of the Brooklyn neighborhood, I'll meet you at Marlow & Sons for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The bonus is that if the weather is nice, you can sit on the terrace to enjoy the sunshine.

You will have the choice between scrambled or poached eggs, omelets and bagels, bacon and other typical American options.

My advice: book in advance, especially if the weather is nice! Places are quickly taken, because the reputation of Marlow & Sons is well established.
That said, if you arrive too late to find a place, you can always head to the smorgasburg market to nibble on a trendy brunch, on several stands! A very good option too.
Once you have finished your delicious brunch, go for a walk in the neighborhood, and stroll in the Brooklyn Bridge Park or Slope Park.

Isabella's, for a brunch before going to the museum

Update May 2018: Isabella's restaurant has unfortunately closed its doors.

If you plan to continue your exploration of New York even at the weekend, Isabella's is for you. Located a stone's throw from Central Park, the Met and the Natural History Museum, it will give you the opportunity to spend the day in the same neighborhood while discovering a lot of things.

The dishes are prepared with love and attention, the staff are attentive, and the atmosphere friendly and relaxed. Quickly check it out at 359 Columbus Avenue, 77th Street.

Brunch New York : Kitchenette

I have one special crush for Kitchenette, because it is the first restaurant I visited in New York! I immediately got hooked with the atmosphere and the decoration, mixing pastel colors, recycling and modernity. To be honest, I felt right at home!

And when the dishes arrive, let's not talk about it. Fairly generous plates, sweet price, perfect service and tasty products… What more could you ask for? Meet at 1272 Amsterdam Avenue.

Café Cluny, for a 100% local brunch in New York

If you live in the West Village, I have the perfect address for you. The Café Cluny, at West 14th Street, offers a simple but welcoming and pleasant atmosphere and decoration. Moreover, the restaurant is quite popular with neighborhood residents, that's why I recommend you not to arrive too late if you want to get a table quickly enough.

You will have many classic options, from omelets to toast to sandwiches, counting around $ 20 per personThen take advantage of the neighborhood and go for a walk Chelsea Market to find pretty typical souvenirs.


In the heart of the Bowery district is the Peels restaurant, spread over two floors, offering cakes, cookies and pâtisseries of all kinds. This is also why I fell in love with it.

Chocolate cake, gougères, bacon and cheese brioche, cookies… The list is long, and will make your choice all the more difficult! But the detour to 325 Bowery Street is worth the effort, especially for lovers of sweet.

Don't forget to book ... And to plan a budget a little more consequent.

The Butcher´s Daughter: the trendy brunch

The Butcher's Daughter, right in the heart of the NoLIta district, is certainly one of the hottest places in New York right now. And when you walk past, you understand immediately. The interior is simply magnificent: a mix of old and new, and simplicity and naturalness, you immediately feel at home at 19 Kenmare Street.

On the menu, avocado toast (my favorite), eggs benedict, bagels et sandwiches, fresh fruit juices each more delicious than the next. Count around $ 10 per sandwich (of a substantial size), and note that brunch is offered between 10 a.m. and 16 p.m. every weekend. However, don't go too late, as you risk not having a place. But if that's the case, don't panic, you can dine there on weekdays too!

Friend of a Farmer, for a cozy New York brunch

Then, the Friend of a Farmer restaurant, located in Gramercy, is also to be discovered without further delay. That said, I recommend it to those who will be staying in winter. Why ? Because his cozy atmosphere, its walls with exposed bricks, its jackets and its chalet look will warm and comfort you, whatever the temperature.

The pancakes are delicious, the fries are homemade, and the service is very pleasant. And the best plan for early risers is brunch starts at 8 a.m. (and until 16 p.m.) at the Friend of a Farmer. So see you soon at 77 Irving Place!

Smith & Mills, à TriBeCa

Are you looking for a slightly unusual place to change? It's at Smith & Mills, at 71 North Moore Street in Tribeca, that it happens! Indeed, this restaurant is nothing other than a former stable, thus offering a unique and fun setting. You can taste the famous « lobster roll » (lobster sandwich) local, as well as various burgers, salads and various toasts.

Count between $ 10 and $ 25 per person, so the big bonus of Smith & Mills is that they offer brunch tevery day, and not just on weekends! A godsend, then, if you're only in New York a few days during the week.

Five Leaves Greenpoint, les meilleurs pancakes

I already told you about the Five Leaves Greenpoint, and of course replace it in this article, since it is one of the perfect places to go for brunch. You will taste the best pancakes in town, without a doubt!

For that, go to 18 Bedford Avenue, before going to discover this superb district of Brooklyn.

Bubby's, a brunch for families

Finally, last but not least, Bubby's, located at 120 Hudson Street. Large, simple and welcoming, you can savor fresh products, homemade fruit juices and tender pancakes, among others.

The bonus? The stroller parking which is right in front of the restaurant. A godsend, then, if you are traveling to New York with children!

Of course, this is to be avoided if your night was short and you want a little peace, or if you are looking for a romantic place. At Bubby's, it's a bit noisy, but it's very user-friendly.

And here. I am now starving after writing this article! So, for all the lucky ones who are going to New York soon, go and have a good brunch at one of its addresses. Guaranteed success!

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