Read the paper, sip a coffee (or a mimosa!) and let the stress of the workweek melt away.
40 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
Located within walking distance from The Plaza Hotel, the Museum of Modern Art and Central Park, this Manhattan mainstay is the perfect place to kick off a busy day of sightseeing. White linen tablecloths, dark wooden chairs and zebra-striped booths create a classic, yet lively, atmosphere and a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of midtown.
Apple-Cinnamon French Toast with bananas and apple butter ($18)
Classic Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, hollandaise, peppers and chives ($19.50)
Three-Pepper Home Fries ($8)
Four Flowers Mimosa with orange, pineapple, banana and pomegranate juice ($12)
Friend of a Farmer
77 Irving Place
New York, NY 10001
Experience the charm of upstate New York without leaving downtown Manhattan. This charming neighborhood café boasts a country farmhouse vibe with two working fireplaces, floral wallpaper, mismatched artwork and long wooden picnic-style tables, perfect for dining with large groups. On sunny days, snag a spot on the outdoor patio for prime people watching.
Old Fashion Pumpkin Pancakes with toasted walnuts and maple syrup ($14)
Working Farmer Omelet with bacon, ham, onions, spinach, tomato, mushrooms,
broccoli, cheddar and American cheese ($16)
Four Cheese Grits ($8)
Hot Mulled Apple Cider ($4.50)
Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant
4 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
This tiny 32-seat restaurant where locals once gathered to read the morning paper over plates of blueberry muffins has morphed into a Lower East Side hotspot thanks to its comfort food classics. Jazz music wafts from the kitchen, along with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, but the true standout is the expansive bakery display case located at the front of the restaurant.
Wild Maine Blueberry Pancakes with warm maple butter ($14)
Farmer’s Plate with soft scrambled eggs, farmhouse bobolink cheddar, house rosemary sausage, herb roasted tomatoes and sourdough toast ($15)
Fried Green Tomatoes ($7)
Market Bellini with Prosecco and seasonal fruit puree ($12)
120 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013
Crisp white ceilings, rustic wooden tables and floor-to-ceiling windows create a cheery and airy atmosphere at this Tribeca staple. Black and white photographs and eclectic artwork dot exposed brick walls, creating a relaxed and homey vibe. An oversized chalkboard hangs by the front door announcing the daily specials, which always includes one of the restaurant’s famous house-made pies.
Sourdough Pancakes with sautéed bananas and walnuts ($15)
Hash & Eggs with house-cured corned beef, peppers, onions and potatoes ($24)
Flaky Biscuits made with house-rendered lard and organic butter ($4)
Village Green with vodka, fresh cucumber juice, lemon and mint ($13)