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The Best NYC Spots To Get Your Brunch On

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Brunch in New York City is more than just another meal. It’s all about the experience. As extreme as it might sound, some New Yorkers would even consider brunching a hobby.
While there are practically brunch spots on every corner in New York, the key to having a more-than-satisfying brunch experience is to know exactly where to go. It all depends on what you are in the mood for. Whether you are craving a boozy brunch or simply the best place to grab a delicious homemade pastry or bagel, luckily for you, I’ve rounded up some of the best go-to places to get your brunch on.





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The Best NYC Spots To Get Your Brunch On

Brunch As A Hobby

Brunch in New York City is more than just another meal. It’s all about the experience. As extreme as it might sound, some New Yorkers would even consider brunching a hobby.

But really, what is better than waking up late on a Saturday morning and finding your way to the closest stack of hotcakes and endless amounts of mimosas? Nothing can really compete with the perfect indulgence brunch allows our taste buds to have.

While there are practically brunch spots on every corner in New York, the key to having a more-than-satisfying brunch experience is to know exactly where to go. It all depends on what you are in the mood for. Whether you are craving a boozy brunch or simply the best place to grab a delicious homemade pastry or bagel, luckily for you, I’ve rounded up some of the best go-to places to get your brunch on.

Tiny's

Tiny's

Tiny’s

135 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

If you’re in the mood for a low-key intimate brunch, with delicious pancakes and a warm crackling fire, then Tiny’s in Tribeca is definitely the place to go. Ah, the tiny pink building! This place is just like its name, tiny – making for such a cozy and warm atmosphere. I’d recommend the blueberry, buttermilk pancakes and eggs benedict. Don’t forget to grab a cup of French-pressed coffee too.

Toasty Warm

Toasty Warm

Nothing can compete with a warm cup-of-joe in hand, as you snuggle up in the corner booth listening to the fire crackle.

Jack's Wife Freda

Jack's Wife Freda

Jack’s Wife Freda

224 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012

I have never had a waffle as delicious as the one at Jack’s Wife Freda. Let me clarify that this wasn’t just any waffle, but a rosewater waffle, topped with Lebanese yogurt, mixed berries and honey syrup to be exact. And man was it worth every calorie splurged! Not only is the food fantastic here, but also the location couldn’t be better.

Rosewater Waffle...

Rosewater Waffle...

Located in the heart of SoHo, this friendly diner-inspired café is the perfect place after a morning of shopping and site seeing.

Buttermilk Channel

524 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

If you were exploring the neighborhood of Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn, then it would be such a regret if you did not stop by Buttermilk Channel. I have never in my life had better French toast than I did here. Did I mention the dish was topped with pralines? I mean come on, how can you beat that? The service was so friendly, and the portions were out of control! Have your stomach thank me later, but definitely check this place out!

Buttermilk Channel

Buttermilk Channel

Sweet Chick

164 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

For the past year, chicken and waffles has been on trend here in New York City. And after trying some out at Sweet Chick in Williamsburg one weekend, I can now see why. The tastiness of the salty, fried chicken combined with fluffy waffles and sweet maple syrup is just out of this world. Not to mention this place has such a fun, retro vibe. In addition, there is a fully stocked bar, so if there is a wait, which there usually is since everyone wants their chicken, just pull up a seat and order a nice cocktail!

Also, the shrimp and grits is another popular choice. I can say directly how scrumptious this dish is! And just like Buttermilk Channel, the chefs in the back are not skimpy with the portions either, which is always a plus!

Sweet Chick

Sweet Chick

The Spot American Bistro

417 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238

If you are seeking the best boozy brunch experience, look no further. Out of all the brunch spots I’ve tried, nothing can compare with this place! The Spot has to be my absolute favorite brunch go-to. Not only is the food packed with flavor, but also the brunch special is unlimited mimosas – with an entrée – all for $14.95. Now, if you’re from New York, you know that is one heck of a deal! It is basically unheard of. But no gimmicky catches here. Just excellent food, excellent service, and all you can drink boozes!

The Spot American Bistro

The Spot American Bistro

Olde Brooklyn Bagel Shoppe

645 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Oh, Olde Brooklyn Bagel Shoppe. Since the day my husband and I first tried this place, we have literally been hooked. I would have to admit my love for this place could almost be filed under obsession. The bagels are just that good. I know New York is known for the “best bagels in the world,” but I have a feeling that saying came from this very shop.

The bagels are of course rolled and baked handmade. Crispy on the outside, and so fluffy on the inside, just like a true bagel should be! And well, the cream cheese should have its own award, because it is divine as well. The best part, you can walk out with a very full stomach, all for under $5! You won’t find many places like that here in New York!

Olde Brooklyn Bagel Shoppe

Olde Brooklyn Bagel Shoppe

The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park

East 72nd Street and 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Where do I even begin to describe the Boathouse at Central Park? While this has to be one of the more expensive brunch spots in New York, sometimes you have to splurge. And in this case, the splurge is undeniably worth the money. This restaurant offers one of the most romantic locations in the entire city. And with all the dining taking place outside under the covered patio, you have the combination of a relaxed atmosphere with the ultimate elegant dining experience. It certainly is the ideal haven for romantics.

Beautiful View

Beautiful View

Delish!

Delish!

The best part about this lakeside restaurant is after you’ve finished indulging, you are just a stroll away from the beloved and beautiful Central Park. This urban oasis is perfect for celebrating special occasions!

Fear Not The Brunch Crunch!

So, as you can see, the options for brunch in New York are limitless! It’s now up to you to decide how you want to spend your next weekend in the city!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions! I’ve curated a rather large list of all of my favorite eating spots in the city. That said; if you’re ever in a brunch-crunch, don’t hesitate to reach out!