Famous for its smoked fish sliced in front of you and wide variety of bagels, this vintage-style brunch spot is buzzy for a weekend meet up.
Buvette Gastrothèque is inspired by European traditions and will transport you there. Anchovies on warm toast and the house tarte tatin come highly recommended.
Café Collette, Williamsburg
Vintage vibe, retro booths, eclectic menu and a greenhouse garden, Café Colette ticks the box for brunch and dinner.
Originally based in Milan, Sant Ambroeus came to NYC in 1982 and is the must-stop-shop for Italian coffee and pastries.
Take a husband and wife team with passion for eggs, combine with egg-cellent chef Nick Korbee and you get Egg Shop – a little café where life is always sunny side up.
The Butcher’s Daughter
Did you hear the one about the vegetable slaughterhouse? Visit The Butcher’s Daughter, a plant-based restaurant, café and juice bar in Brooklyn where fruits and veg are chop, filleted and carved to create healthy vegetarian dishes.
Using organic, farm-fresh meats without hormones or antibiotics, Sisters in Brooklyn offers seasonal menus with only the freshest ingredients. Don’t miss the ‘Sister Egg Sandwich’.
With childhood favourites from the south of France and North America, this café/bakery will keep you going for a quick lunch spot. The banana lavender waffles with vanilla mascarpone, sliced bananas, berries, lavender and candied walnuts are hard to beat.
For an American brunch menu with an Aussie twist, Five Leaves has it sewn up. Ingredients are local, sustainable and free range where possible. The ricotta pancakes with honeycomb butter are a fresh take on a classic.
A community-focused café committed to creating nutritious food and knockout coffee, Two hands is a place for people to unwind in a light, airy, coastal-coastal-inspired place, an anecdote to city life.
Jack’s Wife Freda
Who doesn’t love classic cocktails and good cooking? This lively all-day bistro combines American and Mediterranean flavours, and if you’re more than six people you can reserve (a big bonus!).
Cosy, basement, wood-and-clad café and car, The Smile is frequented by Chloë Sevigny and other cool customers who value the community feel and comfortable interiors.