Morningside Heights has long been known as a quiet New York City neighborhood, home to a number of academic institutions, including Columbia University, Barnard College, and the Manhattan School of Music. Here’s our guide to best places for brunch in the area.
Kitchette is a petite, cheerful spot on Amsterdam Avenue, perfect for a relaxed weekend brunch of home-style comfort food. Chef’s picks include scrambled eggs with tomatoes topped with herb sour cream, and four-grain pancakes with mixed berries.
Kitchenette 1272 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, USA +1 212 531 7600
Flat Top impresses with traditional brunch fare as well as steak and eggs – served with home fries and pico de gallo – and blueberry buttermilk ricotta pancakes laden with roasted strawberry butter and maple syrup. If variety is what you’re looking for, look no further than Flat Top.
Flat Top 1241 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY, USA +1 646 820 7735
Though new to Morningside Heights, this little Italian eatery has already made a big impression. Regional specializes in the cuisine of the many different districts of the Italian peninsula. Try the potatoes seasoned with red pepper and baskets of miniature muffins dusted with powdered sugar.
Regional 2607 Broadway New York, NY, USA +1 212 666 1915
This delicious crêperie serves both sweet and savory meals just minutes from Morningside Park. Crepes on Columbus’s menu is dedicated to the delicious fusion of French and Spanish cuisine, with crêpe and omelet fillings that range from jalapeños and spicy salsa to smoked salmon and ratatouille. Patrons are free to experiment and craft their own unique crêpes.
Crepes on Columbus 990 Columbus Ave New York, NY, USA+1 212 222 0259
Artopolis Espresso offers exceptional Greek and Mediterranean dishes coupled with an airy and almost regal atmosphere. Try the frittata or omelet crêpe bursting with specialty cheeses and ripe vegetables. Artopolis also serves sweet crêpes filled with berries, banana, and Nutella.
Artopolis Espresso 1090 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY, USA +1 212 666 3744
Toast has a menu divided into ‘eggs’ and ‘not eggs’ that includes eggs Norway (smoked salmon with poached eggs) and smoked BBQ pork, as well as mimosas and bellinis (peach nectar with champagne).
Downtown (Toast 105) 2737 Broadway New York, NY, USA +1 212 663 7010
Uptown (Toast 125) 3157 Broadway New York, NY, USA +1 212 662 1144