The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Alphabet City, New York

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Taylor Haacke

It’s (un)official – brunch is scientifically proven to be every New Yorker’s favorite meal. Luckily, this city is brimming with countless delicious options. If you happen to find yourself in Alphabet City, you’ll notice that there are numerous places to get your brunch fix. There are plenty of choices and a selection of atmospheres, so check out our guide to the 10 best brunch spots in this NYC neighborhood.


If you love brunch, booze, and dining organically, check out Poco at your earliest convenience. They pride themselves on their ‘home-away-from-home’ feel, so you will feel comfortable from the moment you enter. Enjoy entrées, mimosas, bloody Marys, and sangria.

Poco NYC, 33 Avenue B, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 228 4461

Maharlika Brunch

1. Cornerstone Cafe

Bistro, Cafe, Diner, Italian, American

Cornerstone Cafe is one of the few places that serves brunch every day. They recognize that some guests don’t want to wait until the weekends to get their crêpe and grits fix. They have some delicious brunch options, like steel-cut oatmeal and a wide selection of breakfast sandwiches, so don’t be afraid to come hungry! Don’t forget – this place is cash only.


Take everything you love about brunch in a restaurant and there you have it – Westville! Serving up some classic brunch entrées such as homemade granola and bagels with lox, alongside some unique brunch dishes like baked challah bread French toast, this place has something for everyone. Brunch is served every weekend day from 10 am until 4 pm, so you have a little extra time to sleep in.

Westville, 173 Avenue A, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 677 2033

Bagel with cream cheese and lox

Clinton Street Baking Company

This is a place that you’ll have to wait in line for, but it’s beyond worth it. After opening their doors in 2001, Clinton Street Baking Company developed so much brunch popularity that the line curved around the block. Their blueberry pancakes have been voted best in the city – twice. If you find yourself here during later-than-brunch hours, have no fear, they serve breakfast for dinner as well.

Clinton Street Baking Company, 4 Clinton Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 646 602 6263


Cafe Mogador

The most Instagram-worthy brunch option you will ever lay eyes on, Cafe Mogador is all about chic, delicious, and affordable food. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from nine until four, so get there early. Try their Moroccan Benedict, eggs Normandy, and Blackstone eggs, and wash all of it down with a blood orange mimosa.

Cafe Mogador, 101 St. Marks Place, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 677 2226

Œufs Benedict/Eggs benedict

2. Ciao For Now

Restaurant, American

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This establishment’s whimsical name is nothing compared to the delightful food that awaits you. At Ciao For Now, the home-style kitchen fare is what makes their brunch so popular. Try their almond brioche French toast or their huevos verdes to really start your weekend off right.

3. B4

Restaurant, American

Chicken n Waffles
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If you’re looking for some old-fashioned American culinary creations, look no further than B4. This crafty restaurant features the best of both worlds, serving both brunch and dinner. Enjoy a brunch basket with all the fixings (in NYC that means schmears) or some sweet potato waffles with fried chicken on your day off.

Root N Bone

This is the place to go to for some Southern hospitality. Root N Bone is a one-of-a-kind place in a city as big as New York, so that says something. They have a whole subsection on their menu for biscuits alone. Stop in and try some crispy chicken biscuits, and pair it with their ‘drunk’ deviled eggs.

Root N Bone, 200 East 3rd Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 646 682 7076

Tupelo Chicken Waffles

Miss Lily’s

Miss Lily’s is the answer to your Caribbean food prayers. They serve classic island cooking with a modern flair. Eat your heart out and try some hot pepper shrimp, cod fish fritters, and breakfast roti, all featured on their brunch menu. You also get an hour of unlimited ‘One Love’ bellini, ‘Hotstepper,’ or ‘Lily’s Rump Punch’ with the purchase of an entrée.

Miss Lily’s, 109 Avenue A, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 812 1482

4. Flinder's Lane

Restaurant, Australian

Looking for something a little more ‘down-under’? Visit Flinder’s Lane to get your Australian fix. Satisfy your hunger this weekend with the likes of smashed avocado toast or coconut poached chicken salad. Brunch will never be the same.

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