It’s only right for me to do a round up of the best places to get the most important meal of the day! I am a huge breakfast fanatic, and as hard as it was, I was able to narrow it down to my top 10 all time favorite places. Each one also opens by 8:30am on weekdays, so they are all perfect for a pre-work energy boost!
Located in Soho, Sadelle’s is a bakery and restaurant making some truly delicious creations. They are particularly famous for their bagels, which are hand-rolled and baked multiple times every day. If you’re going to go for the bagel, I definitely recommend getting it with lox (the best I’ve ever had!). And whether you’re craving something sweet or not, you have to get an order of their sticky buns (pictured here); trust me, you won’t regret it.
#2: High Street on Hudson
High Street on Hudson has some of the best sit-down breakfast sandwiches! Located in the West Village, they freshly bake their bread every day before the doors even open, making the sandwiches extra special. My personal favorite is the Forager, a sandwich filled with a seared king oyster mushroom, braised kale, a farm egg, green meadow young swiss, and black trumpet mayo. Since you’ll probably be too full after that to eat anything else, I would take home or to work one of their pasties, such as the raspberry thyme pound cake or the pear-pecan crumb bar.
#3: Daily Provisions
If you’re in the East Village and in need of a breakfast sandwich, Daily Provisions is the way to go. Also fresh making their bread, they have a variety of simple, yet delicious, sandwiches that will satisfy your craving. Try the egg white sandwich with avocado, spinach, and tomato jam; you won’t regret it! And heads up – Daily Provisions takes no cash, credit or electronic payments only!
#4: Le Coucou
Le Coucou, in Soho, is one of my favorite places for breakfast in NYC. I can’t decide what I like better, the gorgeous interior space and ambiance, or the food itself! Serving up classic French cuisine, the menu is small, but all of the dishes are packed with flavor. The sunflower spelt avocado toast with poached eggs (pictured here) is a must try. Le Coucou is such a special experience and a go-to when in NYC.
I can’t say enough good things about Buvette! Located in Greenwich Village, this spot is part restaurant, part bar, and part café. All of its dishes are European inspired. Their Belgian Waffles are incredible, but if you want to get something a bit more out of the box, try their walnut cranberry toast with honey butter and bee pollen. All of their eggs are made in an espresso machine for added fluff, super cool right?!
#6: Locanda Verde
You can’t ever go wrong with breakfast at Locanda Verde. Chef Andrew Carmellini has created an unbelievable Urban Italian menu with a variety of creative dishes. While I try and get something new each time I go, I would have to say my personal favorite dish is the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with fresh blueberries and a Meyer lemon curd. I will admit I am a pancake addict and it is kind of hard to go to breakfast and not order them.
#7: Chef's Club Counter
constantly rotating, and is made up of dishes thought up by different world-famous chefs. One of the best items on the menu right now is the Avocado Yogurt. The out-of-the-box yogurt is topped with cinnamon spiced granola, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, almonds, and cocoa nibs. If I were you, I would get there soon before this item is gone!
Veselka, located in the East Village, is a neighborhood joint that has been there since 1954! Serving up traditional Ukrainian food with a huge menu, it is a dream! They keep it classic, with delicious omelets, potato pancakes, and challah french toast. Veselka is perfect to try if you just want a simple, tasty breakfast at a diner-esque restaurant. Oh, and did I mention they are open 24 hours...
abcV is serving up some of the best plant based and organic breakfast in the city! Located in flatiron, their fresh and delicious breakfast will never disappoint. I always make a point to get one of their homemade shakes, and splurge with one of their Dosas, a type of Indian pancake. They are made with both sweet and savory toppings, satisfying whatever your craving might be.