5 friendly places for brunch
The rooftop garden put this place on the map but it’s the menu and the ambiance that kept it on the map. There’s a long wait sometimes, but enjoying your Italian dish straight from the produce grown on the roof is worth it. In summer French doors open onto the street.
If you’re in for a true American brunch, go to Bubby’s. These guys make a point of serving upscale, classic American dishes in a rustic, laid back setting. Try one of their biscuits – a Southern specialty – topped with sausage, jalapeño and eggs, or fried chicken. There’s a second outlet close to the Highline.
3) The Smile
This mix of a general store and cafe exudes a rustic, upstate vibe and is a hangout for the young, stylish, arty crowd. Head underground to enjoy the Belgian waffles with caramelized figs. And whatever you order, make sure to get a side of crispy sweet potato hash browns. Fresh muffins, scones, and bread too.
California cuisine is served in a highceiling industrial space, with room to breathe. Try the fresh little gem salad, which is so large it’s a must share. In the egg category, the Spanish frittata with roasted garlic mayonnaise, and espelette is something unique. Creative pizzas and fabulous bottles of wine under 50 dollars.
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