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
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.
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
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
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
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