breakfast

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: $$


 

Shelsky's of Brooklyn: Appetizing & Delicatessen

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Overview:

Old-fashioned Jewish deli in the heart of Cobble Hill. They offer a wide variety of  deli staples including smoked & cured lox salmon, whitefish, sable and herring. You can get this piled high on bagels or a bialy.  There is a huge range of creative sandwich options that also extend into salads, spreads and deli meats. Check out the Spicy White with smoked whitefish salad, roasted hazelnuts, fennel, oranges, cucumber salad and sriracha chili sauce on rye. 

Information:

Address:  141 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 855-8817

Neighborhood: Cobble Hill

http://www.shelskys.com/

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: $$


 

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: $$$


 

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: $$-$$$


 

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: $$-$$$


 

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: $$-$$$