10 Best New York City Brunch Spots

New York City is known for many things, from Rockefeller Center to Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge to the SoHo District.

There is one more thing from New York that we are much more interested in today, though, and that’s a complete New York City classic: Brunch!

Brunch is that glorious mid-morning meal that allows you to enjoy all the delectable breakfast classics mixed with more hearty dishes, classic morning cocktails, and a generally wider frame of time to sit and enjoy your meal.

We love brunch and we know New Yorkers do too, so grab your group and head to any of these excellent NYC Brunch Spots today!

  • Jack’s Wife Freda - SoHo
    This Mediterranean meets Jewish SoHo eatery is highly known for it’s innovative and authentic food, as well as understated digs. Try the house special of rosewater waffles, or perhaps go for some Lebanese yogurt, duck prosciutto, or duck bacon with your eggs!  
  • Russ and Daughters - Lower East Side
    Russ and Daughters Appetizers and Cafe is a true NYC staple, serving up lox and bagels with schmear since 1914 in the Lower East Side. Enjoy smoked salmon, fresh bagels, and even such things as egg and matzo ball soup at this traditional Jewish deli, just beware that there is no seating inside, this is a grab-n-go breakfast!
  • Ess-A-Bagel - Midtown
    You can guess what everybody waiting in these long lines along 1st and 3rd Avenues are here for; bagels! Here at Ess-A-Bagel, you will find fresh-out-of-the-oven bagels topped with eggs, cheese, cream cheese, or lox. The bagels are never toasted because they are fresh enough to truly never get cold before you leave, especially with this astoundingly quick service!
  • Spreads - Midtown
    Spreads is a Midtown rival to Ess-A-Bagel, a no BS breakfast spot that serves up some of the best bacon egg and cheese sandwiches, each topped with your choice of such spreads as pimento cheese, black bean chipotle, hummus, or wasabi! We guess you're going to have to try them both and then decide your favorite!
  • Pies ‘n’ Thighs - Brooklyn
    Most local New Yorkers know that this Williamsburg storefront is famous for fried chicken and homemade pie, but not many realize it offers just as many tasty treats in the morning! Try any hearty southern breakfast fare here, such as fish and grits, chicken and waffles, or biscuits and gravy.
  • NoMad - Manhattan
    Check in to this plush hotel for the morning and enjoy a truly charming and relaxing breakfast below the vaulted ceiling, comfortable in your velvet chairs. The dramatic details and light-filled dining area are just as visually delicious as the classic breakfast and brunch food are too, so enjoy!
  • Buvette - West Village
    Welcome to Buvette, the French Bistro serving fancy and fresh brunch-esque meals each morning! Enjoy espresso steamed eggs, prosciutto, croissants, waffles, or some seriously intricate latte or coffee art. This is the perfect NYC brunch spot!
  • Spoon - Flat Iron
    The spoon is a famously ‘cheap, satisfying, and fast’ breakfast spot that we know you are gonna love, especially if you are in a hurry. Enjoy fresh chocolate croissants or a huge ham, egg, and cheese burrito, each of these items under $3!
  • Egg - Brooklyn
    Head over to the Williamsburg neighborhood to enjoy really delicious breakfast classics that go far beyond eggs! The pork sausage biscuits and gravy are to die for here, and you probably won’t want to leave until you try the delicious house duck hash, either.
  • Lafayette - NoHo
    Last but certainly not least we have Lafayette, the NYC essential spot to grab breakfast or brunch and also get in some quality people-watching time, with its amazingly scenic al fresco seating options. Try the lemon pancakes or salmon benedict, or perhaps the brie omelet or cognac fruit oatmeal (yum!).