The Best Breakfast In NYC

The Best Breakfast In NYC

Every day of the week, New York City has the greatest breakfast. Saturday breakfast is ideal for refueling before the night ahead. Breakfast is ideal for unwinding, and weekday breakfast is a rarefied treat reserved for ad hoc time off.

It is less important when you do it, but where you do it is critical. And whether you prefer breakfast or lunch, coffee or mimosas, these are the top brunch spots in New York City.

Jacob’s Pickles 

This Upper West Side neighborhood is densely packed with breakfast and brunch establishments. Jacob’s Pickles, in our opinion, is a must-visit. This southern-inspired eatery provides some of the most delicious chicken and waffles we’ve ever experienced. Additionally, they are well-known for their house-made pickles and beer. Therefore, if you’re in the mood for southern comfort cuisine, here is the place to go.

Maharlika Filipino Moderno

If you’re searching for an out-of-the-ordinary breakfast or brunch in New York City, Maharlika Filipino Moderno in the East Village is a good choice. If you visit, be sure to get the garlic rice or the purple yam waffle. It’s unique, and the food is delicious.

Friedman’s Lunch

Make no mistake about its name. Friedman’s Lunch is located within Chelsea Market and serves breakfast, lunch, and supper. This family-owned restaurant franchise delivers comfort meals using products sourced from local merchants. As a consequence, you’ll receive fresh, high-quality foods that you’re sure to like. If you’re in the mood for breakfast or brunch, be sure to sample some of their omelet options. You just cannot go wrong here, despite the fact that there are plenty of other options in Chelsea.

Ellen’s Stardust Diner 

Not only will you be fed delicious cuisine at Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood, but you will also be entertained. This is New York City’s most interactive eatery. Your waiters are either ex-Broadway players or wannabe Broadway actors. There is a good selection of music to accompany your meal, and the staff is excellent at connecting with the crowd.

Blue Fin

Blue Fin is well renowned for its sushi and seafood. However, they also provide a standard brunch menu. Pancakes, waffles, egg dishes, and sandwiches are all available. Although it is rather pricey due to its location in Times Square, the quality of the ingredients is superb.

The Wild Son

The Wild Son is a tiny restaurant in the Meatpacking District’s Meatpacking District. It may not stand out as much as the other establishments in the vicinity, but the restaurant delivers some excellent meals. Egg sandwiches and buckwheat pancakes are available here. It’s an excellent spot for socializing with your pals but arrive early.

Almond Restaurant 

One thing this restaurant excels at is changing its menu weekly, which ensures that there is always a cause to return. They place a premium on quality ingredients, getting them from both local merchants. Additionally, Almond Restaurant in the Flatiron District offers a bottomless brunch that is undoubtedly the greatest in the city.

Jack’s Wife Freda

This little eatery is located on a prominent stretch of Lafayette Street in SoHo, where several eateries are lined up close to one another. On weekdays, the ideal time to visit is in the morning. Here, you may find a variety of adaptations and twists on your favorite egg dishes, as well as items with a Mediterranean flavor. Additionally, the eatery is social media-friendly. Any angle will result in an excellent photograph.

House of Small Wonder

House of Small Wonder is a type of establishment is unique to Brooklyn. It appears to be somewhat sparse from the outside, but takes on a life of its own once you are inside. Additionally, the ambiance is rather distinct. It has a European vibe with a hint of Japanese influence. It’s quite comfortable and certainly worth stopping in during the winter. You may have traditional brunch fare as well as Japanese food.


Sarabeth’s in Tribeca is one of the best spots, with many sites across the city. They provide traditional brunch fare, but the cuisine is of great quality. In comparison to eateries in New York City, the serving sizes are fairly substantial. Their pancakes are delectable, but their egg dishes are much more so. Make a point of stopping by if you’re in the area.

Hole in the Wall

Are you a fan of avocado toast? To that end, here is a restaurant in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District that serves it excellently. The location is literally referred to as “Hole in the Wall.” Brunch includes acai bowls, house-made granolas, and pulled pork benedict. The restaurant is quite crowded on weekends and does not accept bookings. Make a point of arriving early.


While New York City is brimming with wonderful places to eat at all hours of the day, when it comes to breakfast and the most essential meal of the day, there are a few establishments that should not be missed. Whether you prefer classic bagels and lox on the go with house-roasted coffee or a sophisticated and leisurely Japanese breakfast, the city that never sleeps has a restaurant for you.

From traditional Jewish delis and quiet Ukrainian coffee shops to trendy corner cafés and chef-inspired five-star restaurants, these are some of New York City’s best breakfast venues. Certain attractions may be closed temporarily or require reservations in advance. Currently, some eateries only provide pickup. Hours and availability are subject to change.

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Scott is the editor-in-chief of Spice Market New York. He is also an author and publisher of his own craft.