The Best Brunch Spots In NYC's Nolita, USA

Fresh berries | © Michael Stern/Flickr
Fresh berries | © Michael Stern/Flickr
Photo of Elena Calvo
7 November 2016

It’s time for Sunday brunch once again, so make this the week that you try something new. Ditch your local hangout and head to Manhattan’s trendy Nolita neighborhood to explore incredible cuisine in a range of charming atmospheres. We profile the 10 best brunch spots in Nolita.

Fiat Café

Cafe, Italian, $$$
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Fiat Café, New York
Fiat Café, New York | Courtesy of Fiat Cafe
The perfect spot for a quick bite, Fiat Café is a cozy Italian-inspired joint on Mott Street. Their breakfast and brunch menus offer a wide range of delicious options, from traditional omelets and eggs Benedict to eggs Florentine and Canadian bacon. Fiat Café is the perfect casual stop for your brunch favorites.


Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, $$$
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Quinoa Bowl with Beet Tahini
Quinoa Bowl with Beet Tahini | Courtesy of Epistrophy
Epistrophy is more than just a coffee shop; the menu also features a variety of enticing Italian-inspired brunch options. Try the melazane sulcitane,a baked eggplant dish cooked in tomato sauce and topped with melted mozzarella and parmesan cheese, served with traditional Sardinian bread or opt for a hearty classic like lasagna or chicken breast with Italian bacon.


Brasserie, Restaurant, French, $$$
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Gracing New York City patrons since 1997, Keith McNally’s iconic haunt offers a wide range of unparalleled fare for your weekend brunch. From French onion soup to the caramelized banana tartine, perfectly executed eggs Florentine, and more, Balthazar is one brunch spot that every New Yorker should visit at least once. Brunch is served from 9 am until 4 pm, and reservations are highly recommended.

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner


Stylish, Romantic, Traditional

Mother's Ruin

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Serving brunch every day of the week, Mother’s Ruin offers your favorite NYC meal whenever you crave it. Choose between chicken and waffles with a honey glaze and buttermilk dressing and the fried chicken and kale salad with poached pears, bacon, and creamy garlic dressing. Why limit brunch to Sunday afternoons? Indulge all week long.

Café Habana

Restaurant, Cafe, Bar, Mexican, Cuban, $$$
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Café Habana, New York
Café Habana, New York | Courtesy of Café Habana

Brunch at Café Habana merges authentic Latin American fare with that cool New York City vibe. From 9 am to 4:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, guests can choose from a variety of handcrafted cocktails, from caipirinhas to daiquiris, frozen sangria, margaritas, and traditional mimosas. Pair your drink with the likes of huevos rancheros, challah French toast, chilaquiles verdes con pollo, and fresh salads.

Lovely Day

Restaurant, Thai, $$$
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Serving free-range eggs, a selection of sandwiches, and Japanese-inspired fried rice dishes, Lovely Day offers brunch in several different sizes. Pair your meal with a classic bloody mary or mimosa, or opt for something a little different and go with hot rum apple cider, a hot toddy, or an Irish coffee, perfect for the cooler months.


Gastropub, Pub Grub
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Public offers tasty twists on the classics, from applewood-smoked bacon and East Coast oysters with yuzu mignonette to potatoes with jalapeño mayonnaise, Turkish eggs, and tea-smoked salmon. Perfect for shaking up your usual brunch routine, Public may just become your new favorite haunt.

Egg Shop

Cafe, Sandwich Shop, Bodega, Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
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Serving a daily brunch from 8 am to 4 pm, Egg Shop is, unsurprisingly, the perfect place for egg-lovers. From egg dishes to egg sandwiches, enjoy your favorite food with all the toppings, from white cheddar to black forest bacon, tomato jam, jalapeños, and freshly pressed bread.

The Butcher's Daughter

Restaurant, Butcher, Bar, Juice Bar, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian, $$$
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The Butcher's Daughter, Kenmare Street
The Butcher's Daughter, Kenmare Street

Described as a juice bar, café, and ‘vegetable slaughter house’ The Butcher’s Daughter is committed to local and seasonal ingredients, which keeps the menu fresh, healthy, delicious, and varied. Brunch options include the likes of avocado toast, tacos verdes, and a spicy kale Caesar salad. Pair your meal with one of their fresh-pressed juices, and you’re good to go.