I moved to New York 2.5 years ago and it’s been an amazing experience. It’s truly a city where everything and anything is possible and I fall more and more in love with it every single day. There’s always something to do, somewhere to go, or someone to meet.
Even if you’re alone, the city knows how to treat you well.
One of the things I always heard wonders about were the restaurants. There are thousands upon thousands of options to the point where you even start kinda feeling bad for going to the same ones twice (or more). But it’s inevitable – the NYC streets are enveloped in boundless restaurants and cuisines.
Some are too good to pass, calling me out like ghosts in scary movies. I’m normally up for trying anything new, but there’s comfort in knowing I have safe places to fall back to. To help you out, whether you’re a tourist or transplant, here are my top 5 brunch spots (in no particular order) that NEVER EVER disappoint:
#1 Navy NYC
I’ve been here very few times, but I know for sure their avocado toast is the best I’ve had. Navy’s got an amazingly cozy vibe, making you feel right at home, and service is so on point! Definitely loved my experiences.
137 Sullivan St, New York.
#2 Cafe Mogador
This was one of the first spots my husband and I went to for brunch when we first arrived in New York. The menu and decor is very Moroccan-inspired and the lines are always huge. You’ll probably have to wait a bit, but the Eggs Benedict are well worth it!
133 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.
I initially went to Rosemary’s with my father; we were walking around the West and Greenwich Village and stopped for brunch. I highly recommend the Prosciutto Panini or the Orecchiette – the most delicious pasta ever. Afterwards, you can walk off the calories to the cutest little bookshop we accidentally fell upon.
118 Greenwich Avenue, New York.
With a few locations throughout Manhattan, this Australian-inspired coffee shop has one of the best brunches ever. Do make sure to taste their avocado toast, gluten-free banana bread, and/or the bacon egg roll. Thank me later! (You’re welcome ;))
30 Carmine Street, New York.
#5 Egg Shop
This cute and tiny little place has the best bowls ever! I’ve honestly been there at least 5 or 6 times and always have the same thing. I failed once because I was in a hurry and the bowl took half an hour to make. It’s called Spandex, and again, thank me later. Make sure you order it with a side of housemade maple sausage.
151 Elizabeth Street, New York.
Have any recommendations for awesome brunch spots in NYC? Make sure to leave them down in the comments.