Breakfast/brunch

Golda

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Overview:

Golda is a 28 seat all-day restaurant in Bed Stuy Brooklyn, known for its excellent multi-roaster coffee program, creative pastries, and a delicious Cali-meets-Middle Eastern menu.

Information:

Address: 504 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone:  (718) 484-7065

Neighborhood: Bed Stuy

Price: $$


 

Bluestone Lane

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Overview:

Melbourne-inspired coffee place offering Australian-style espresso drinks & cafe fare all day.

Information:

Address: 55 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

(multi location)

Phone: (718) 374-6858

Neighborhood: West Village, Upper East Side, Chelsea

Price: $$


 

west~bourne

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Overview:

West-Bourne is the newest all day cafe to grace Soho. The venue was opened by total girl boss Camilla Marcus who is an LA transplant with a serious resume of going to the French Culinary Institute and working for Union Square Hospitality Group. Her mission is rooted in wholistic hospitality: to take care of her neighborhood. The interior has a definitive casual, laid back Cali feel. Menu items are mainly vegan or vegetarian but done with so much mindfulness & creativity that you don't miss the meat. You'll find bowls, salads and sandwiches like an insanely satisfying "mushreuben" made with roasted maitake mushrooms, sauerkraut, peppadew peppers, swiss & special sauce on toasted caraway rye bread. Another stunner is "the bounty" which arrives overflowing with raw and cooked vegetables, house made beet chips, shallot labneh & walnut bagna cauda. The place is a perfect neighborhood addition. 

Information:

Address137 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

Phone:   (347) 534-3050

Neighborhood: Soho

Price: $$


 

Spring & Varick

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Overview:

Spring & Varick is a morning-to-night restaurant on the edge of Soho serving modern American cooking. The interior is polished and walls are adorned with a rotating mix of local artwork. The menu features contemporary American fare by chef John Creger. Breakfast kicks off early and there are 3 menus throughout the day. The food is pretty straight forward - lots of crowd pleasers but nothing too out of the ordinary. Dishes include squid ink linguine, black garlic salmon, ricotta gnudi with mushrooms and a 12 oz bone-in pork chop. The burger which arrives with tempura comte on a pretzel bun has gained popularity. 

Information:

Address: 246 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

Phone(212) 842-4500

Neighborhood: Soho

Price: $$$


 

Seven Point Espresso

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Overview:

The Aussie cafe movement has now happily reached Crown Heights. Seven Point Espresso is a joint venture between Phil Gijsbers, a Melbourne-based café owner, and Lee Tryhorn, a local expat. The space is a modern, casual venue for grab-n-go coffee or to stay & work on a computer throughout the day. Unlike other coffee shops, SPE has a fantastic menu of assorted breakfast and lunch dishes that are thoughtfully composed, creative and substantial in size. The all day cafe menu offers riffs on classic dishes like smashed avocado toast with hazelnut dukkah & feta, an acai bowl and breakfast pasta made with bacon, parmesan & smokey yolk. Highly recommend this for a weekday workspace or weekend brunch spot. 

Information:

Address: 637 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone:  (718) 230-0178

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights

Price: $$


 

The Osprey

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Overview:

The Osprey is a stunning restaurant in the swanky new 1 Hotel near Brooklyn Bridge Park. The hotel itself is incredibly chic and commands a restaurant to match. The venue features multiple dining rooms with waterfront views for all day dining and outdoor seating when weather permits. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in tons of natural light and you're surrounded by reclaimed wood and elegant string lights above. The kitchen offers a seasonal American menu with a local focus. Small plates include head-on prawns, squid with fregola, and steak tartare "caesar style." A major feature of the kitchen will be the Rotisol rotisserie where dishes like branzino, roast chicken & prime rib with horseradish cream and crushed potatoes will be spit roasted. A fantastic meal in a gorgeous space is what can be expected. 

Information:

Address: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:  (212) 869-4400

Neighborhood: Dumbo

Price: $$$


 

High Street on Hudson

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Overview:

High Street on Hudson is a Philly spinoff from a group that has garnered much attention in both its original city and NYC since opening in 2015. The venue has consistently been a critical darling of publications like NY Mag, NY Times and Eater.  The all day, modern/casual West Village restaurant offers coffee & pastries in the morning and the menu evolves throughout the day to become a bit higher-end in the evening. Recently they brought in a new chef, Sean McPaul, to helm the kitchen. He brings with him a range of flavors taking inspiration from Mexico, Morocco and American cooking. The kitchen excels at just about everything from sausage & egg biscuits for breakfast, pastrami on rye for lunch, and freshly made malfadine pasta with squid ink & smoked mussels for dinner. 

Information:

Address:   637 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Phone: (917) 388-3944

Neighborhood: West Village

Price: $$$


 

The Odeon

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Overview:

The Odeon is one of those tried & true Tribeca staples that has stood the test of time since being opened by Keith McNally in 1980. The space is a lively bistro with big chrome banquets, white table clothes and outdoor seating. It feels like old New York in the best way. The menu mainly consists of French bistro classics like oysters, steak frite, frisee salad and steak tartare. Breakfast and lunch are served daily with brasserie favorites like croque monsieur, moules frites and french onion soup. Great for a business lunch, group dinner or solo bar dining. 

Information:

Address145 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Phone:   (212) 233-0507

Neighborhood: Tribeca

Price: $$$


 

Bubby's

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Overview:

Bubby's is a fantastic diner-style concept that started in 1990 as a pie company. They have since expanded to 2 Manhattan locations and several in Japan while remaining a Tribeca institution. The vibe is casual and comfortable with big wooden tables and huge windows. They serve food all day and the space is consistently packed for all meal periods. The food is slightly more sophisticated than your average diner plates but they do all the simple classics extremely well. Their scratch made American menu includes favorites like crispy chicken biscuits, huge market salads, and breakfast all day like fluffy stacked blueberry pancakes, eggs benedict & huevos rancheros. This is comfort food at its finest in a warm space that feels like home. 

Information:

Address120 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

73 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

Phone  (212) 219-0666

Neighborhood: Tribeca & Meatpacking District

Price: $$-$$$


 

Cookshop

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Overview:

Cookshop has been a neighborhood favorite for years and judging from the packed house for breakfast, lunch & dinner they show no signs of stopping. The restaurant comes from the team behind other hits like Rosie's, Vic's and the new Shuka (formerly Hundred Acres). The space is warm and homey while still being moderately upscale. The greenmarket-driven menu is mostly American and features grass-fed meat, locally caught fish, and sustainably raised poultry. You'll find crowd pleasers like seared scallops, Berkshire pork chops and tons of vegetables everywhere. Weekend brunch is especially popular with dishes like huevos rancheros and baked eggs. This place will surely be a beautiful neighborhood mainstay for years to come. 

Information:

Address: 156 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 924-4440

Neighborhood: Chelsea

Price: $$$


 

Empire Diner

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Overview:

What's better than a New York City diner? Almost nothing, except when long time NY chef John DeLucie steps in to revamp the menu. The restaurant has changed hands several times over the years but it doesn't seem to have stopped the nearly endless foot traffic of beautiful people crowding the art deco space. The interior has been updated with stainless steel touches, white tile and a vintage bar. You'll find a traditional list of diner menu classics that have been updated beautifully. There are freshly baked pastries and cold pressed juices to start your meal. For all day breakfast there is a brilliant soft scramble eggs cacio peppe dish and smoked salmon pastrami served on potato rosti. The fried chicken is sourdough pretzel crusted and the skillet mac & cheese is served with black diamond cheddar & parmesan bread crumbs. Really, every dish is comforting and delicious. Open daily 8am-1am with a full bar. 

Information:

Address:  210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 335-2277

Neighborhood: Chelsea

Price: $$-$$$


 

Fort Defiance

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Overview:

Fort Defiance is an all day neighborhood spot serving up breakfast, lunch, brunch & dinner. The vintage-inspired setting sort of reminds you of Cheers by way of Brooklyn, where everybody knows your name. Classic cocktails pair with seasonal American dishes like deviled eggs, watermelon & feta salad, and smoke trout. The sandwiches are excellent, particularly the muffaletta or the simple cheeseburger made with ground chuck on a brioche bun. Nice little neighborhood hang. 

Information:

Address:  365 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Phone:  (347) 453-6672

Neighborhood: Red Hook

Price: $$-$$$


 

De Maria  

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Overview:

De Maria is the perfect, chic addition to the already extra chic area of Nolita. The airy, causal space feels somewhat beachy inside and has a large patio outside full of stylish New Yorkers wearing floppy hats. The all-day cafe comes from the mind of chef Camille Becerra and serves colorful, healthful offerings. The menu is full of salads, grain bowls and all day breakfast but Becerra has made her food much more dynamic than the average "healthy food" restaurant. For example, her avocado toast comes with lavender cured salmon and honey egg. Another interesting offering is the tiger Bowl with coconut grains, house-cured salmon, avocado, hijiki, black sesame & leche de tigre. Prices are very reasonable, portions are ample, and the restaurant serves a full bar. 

Information:

Address19 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 966-3058

Neighborhood: Nolita

Price: $$-$$$


 

Tiny's & The Bar Upstairs

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Overview:

Tiny's is as promised- a tiny space with a bar upstairs. The historical 1810 bi-level Tribeca townhouse features 3 small dining rooms and a cozy bar on the second level. Guests may dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the rustic & warm environment featuring tons of white washed brick and tin ceilings. Everyone inside is cooler than me, probably wearing a floppy hat. They offer an extremely solid menu of comfort food with a lot of unexpected twists.  The food reflects Modern American cuisine with Southern and French influences. You can satisfy a plethora of cravings with dishes like saffron mussels, burrata, cavatelli and Hudson Valley duck. The absolute standout dish is the quinoa crisp with chorizo, poached egg and chili aioli. Great if you want a casual meal with a relaxed vibe. 

Information:

Address: 135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Phone:   (347) 294-4786

Neighborhood: Tribeca

Price: $$


 

The Little Beet

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Overview:

In just four short years The Little Beet has opened 6 locations with more on the way soon. It is a fast casual concept that commands some serious lunch lines and they have recently added breakfast. The concept is to take local, seasonal & natural ingredients to create a menu patrons can feel good about eating. Offerings are all gluten free and there are many vegetarian friendly options. Make your own green or grain bowl and choose from a laundry list of veggies including bok choy, charred sweet potato, roasted mushrooms and white beans. Pick one of six proteins and top with sauces like tumeric tahini, salsa verde, or walnut red pepper spread. You get the gist. Breakfast offers parfaits, sandwiches, and bowls like fried egg, grilled avocado, sweet potato, bacon & salsa verde. Great place to fill up fast and feel healthy.  

Information:

Address:  1140 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

2 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10121

320 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022

135 W 50th St, New York, NY 10020

Phone:  (212) 682-0650

Neighborhood: Nomad, Midtown East, Midtown West

Price: $$


 

Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen

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Overview:

Blank Slate is tucked away in an inconspicuous pocket of Madison Ave but that doesn't seem to stop hoards of people from finding this all day coffee shop. Patrons can grab-n-go with juices and coffee or stay & relax in the space that has 7 tables and several communal seating areas.  The cafe menu is excellent, offering large portions of all day breakfast, sandwiches and salads. Small plates include fun snacks like truffle popcorn, goat cheese dip and deviled eggs. Worth checking out for a lively afternoon of work or breakfast/lunch on the go. They have recently opened a gourmet market next door offering grocery items and a fun list of build your own avocado toast & Black Seed bagels

Information:

Address:  121 Madison Ave #5, New York, NY 10016

Phone:  (212) 683-7800

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Price: $$


 

Kossar's Bagels & Bialys

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Overview:

Kossar's was opened in 1936 by Morris Kossar. Today it is the oldest remaining Bialy bakery in the United States. The establishment was taken over by new ownership in recent years but remains committed to upholding the traditions of this great Jewish appetizing shop. They offer a range of items to go or for dining in. In their cases you’ll find stacks of cream cheese, cured fish, loaves of babka, and fresh challah. You can choose from fresh bins of brick oven baked bialys and kettle boiled bagels. They will stack your bagel high with any combo of salmon, sable, white fish, or egg salad. For something a little modern, they have gooey chocolate babka French toast and pizza bagels. I look forward to many more years of their success. 

Information:

Address:  367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

Phone: (212) 473-4810

Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Price: $$


 

Epistrophy

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Overview:

Epistrophy Café is almost too cute to function. Located on a great Nolita block, it optimizes the laid back, unpretentious feel of this slice of neighborhood. The interior is homey and rustic with communal seating and an outdoor patio. The food won't change your life but it is good. They serve breakfast, lunch & dinner daily and have a wide selection of salads, sandwiches, and fresh made pastas. The menu is Italian, specifically from the region of Sardinia. I appreciate that so many healthy options are available, particularly the quinoa salad and grilled calamari.  It is a comfortable setting to work in the afternoon or have a low key date in the evening at their bar.

Information:

Address: 200 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 966-0904

Neighborhood: Nolita

Price: $$-$$$


 

The Sosta  

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Overview:

The Sosta is the newest concept from the Esquared Hospitality group. The restaurant falls into a category that seems to be sweeping NYC dining – fine-casual. You order from the counter, but what you are presented with is carafes of rosé and elevated grab-n-go (or stay) food. The space is designed by the mind of Samantha Wasser who is behind By Chloe as well. She has created a fun & modern atmosphere, complete with a giant pink “mangiamo, baby!” neon sign. The menu is primarily Italian offering massive chef-crafted salads, an over flowing charcuterie board, and fresh-baked focaccia sandwiches. There is a list of 5 freshly made pastas & sauces all under $14 for a substantial portion. You would be hard pressed to find higher quality food at this low price point. 

 

Information:

Address:  186 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

Neighborhood: Nolita

Price: $$