Located in Lower Manhattan, the Civic Center is a historic and picturesque NYC neighborhood best identified by New York’s
municipal buildings. Whether you work in the area or simply wish to pay it a visit, we give you the best local brunch spots to try here.
Bar, Restaurant, Irish, $$$
Brunch spot and bar Maxwell’s offers everything from omelets and frittatas to French toast, salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Dig in to their iconic Irish breakfast, which includes sausage, bacon, eggs, beans, blood pudding, and seven-grain toast.
Maxwell’s, 59 Reade Street, New York, NY, USA +1 917 261 6917
Irish Breakfast | © Martijn van Exel/Flickr
Specializing in the delicious art of the crêpe, T-Swirl Crêpe features both sweet and salty options on its menu. From banana and chocolate to blueberry New York cheesecake, every dish is mouthwatering, and you simply can’t go wrong. Pair your crêpe with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and you have yourself a perfect meal.
T-Swirl Crêpe, 2 Mott Street, New York, NY, USA +1 646 726 4166
crepes de chocolate | © Carlosficto/Flickr
One of the beautiful things about brunch is the culinary diversity of this quintessential New York City meal. For the weekends that simply don’t call for eggs or pancakes, Noodle Village is the perfect alternative. With dishes available for take away and delivery, indulge in Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce and fish ball noodle soup.
Noodle Village, 13 Mott Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 233 0788
shrimp and broccoli | © Brad.K/Flickr
Sole di Capri
Offering the perfect balance of delicious taste and fresh, healthy ingredients Sole di Capri specializes in rustic and hearty Italian fare. Lunch specials include an antipasto platter and eggplant parmigiana with vegetables. Sole di Capri also offers a selection of desserts, so top off your meal with something sweet.
Sole di Capri, 165 Church Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 513 1113
IMG_0046 | © Franz Conde/Flickr
Specializing in contemporary Irish cuisine, Lily O’Briens offers a rustic brunch menu featuring delicious dishes such as Belgian-style waffles, a spinach and wild mushroom frittata, and of course, a traditional full Irish breakfast, perfect for when you need a break from the usual eggs Benedict.
Lily O’Briens, 18 Murray Street, New York, NY, USA +1 646 930 2008
Belgian Waffle | © Ralph Daily/Flickr
Serving a selection of lunch specials on the weekends, Tre Sorelle is a great option for an alternative brunch. Choose from Italian dishes such as penne alla bolognese, penne alla vodka, and rigatoni al pomodore, alongside a selection of soups, salads, pizzas, and paninis.
Tre Sorelle, 61 Reade Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 619 1080
Penne alla Vodka | © Janet Hudson/Flickr
Cafe, American, Italian, Pastries, none
Paninis, Italian sandwiches, pastries from New York City institution Balthazar, and freshly baked treats are all on offer at Sharkey’s Café. Pair your meal with a cup of tea or local Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee for a casual brunch on Mulberry Street.
Sharkey’s Café, 48 Mulberry Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 804 8183
Torrisi Italian Specialties, NoLita | © erin/Flickr
Restaurant, Asian, Street Food, $$$
Bringing the taste of Southeast Asia to New York City, Wok Wok offers traditional street food dishes from the comfort of New York City. Dishes are typically served on fresh banana leaves or printed newspaper, adding to the international atmosphere of the restaurant. Savory and sweet roti is served with the likes of curry potato chicken and spicy sambal sauce, alongside a selection of salads and wraps.
Wok Wok, 11 Mott Street, New York, NY, USA +1 917 388 3627
Roti | © Umair Mohsin/Flickr
Dill & Parsley
Offering an all-natural Mediterranean menu, Dill & Parsley is the ideal location for adventurous brunchers. From salads to wraps, pita pocket sandwiches and many more, choose between chicken orzo, cold wheat, and green lentil fillings. Dill & Parsley offers a delicious selection of nutritious brunch options for those weekends that require some lighter ingredients.
Dill & Parsley, 829 Third Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 646 918 6949