Updated: Sep 13
New York City is home to a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, which reflect the
diversity of the city’s people. Whether you’re an NYC local or you’re just in town for a
while, there are plenty of options to choose from to suit every palette. Try one of these
great spots for brunch in NYC.
Clinton St. Baking Co. and Restaurant
Located on the Lower East Side, this American-style restaurant and bakery prepares
nearly everything they serve on-premises. Their all-day brunch is highly acclaimed, with
New York Magazine declaring their pancakes the best in the city. Try their Spanish
scramble, brioche French toast, buttermilk biscuit sandwich, or famous pancakes.
This Black-owned Harlem restaurant is run by a dynamic husband and wife duo. Guests
dining in to enjoy its offering of delicious, authentic soul food can opt for traditional
seating, or a seat at its wrap-around bar or chef’s table, which features a special menu.
Their brunch menu includes options like a 12-oz. steak & eggs, jumbo shrimp & grits,
fried catfish poboy, or your choice of blueberry or peach buttermilk pancakes.
For Mediterranean flavors in SoHo, Shuka is the place to go. A wide, open farmhouse
feel and beautiful garden welcome guests, while photographs and art adorns the walls.
Baklava cinnamon rolls, chocolate babka French toast, and spit-roasted chicken
shawarma are all a part of their brunch menu.
Buvette is a French bistro situated in the West Village. Part restaurant, part bar, and
part cafe, the eatery offers a quaint and comfortable atmosphere with old-world
elegance and charm. Its ingredients are locally sourced, and the brunch menu includes
the likes of Belgian waffles, steak tartare, and saumon fume.
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