5 friendly places for brunch in New York
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 high-ceiling industrial space, with room to breathe. Try the fresh little gem salad, which is so large it’s a must share. There are substantial items like spaghetti topped with fried egg or the Larry David bagel. Creative pizzas and fabulous bottles of wine under 50 dollars.
5) Yuca Bar
Hitting brunch here places you squarely in cool environs, perfect for strolling cute shops and people watching. They offer a hearty Latin fusion prix fixe menu for an unheard of $18, (add $10 for bottomless Mimosas) in a no-frills, funky environment. Warmer weather has tables outside. No reservations.
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