Wakey, Wakey: The Haute 5 Places to Eat Breakfast in New York City

The Andaz 5th Avenue

Fresh ingredients from the stove to the pantry, pipping hot coffee and networking to make a media maven’s day before noon a networking dream, the Andaz 5th Avenue is the ultimate breakfast spot for New York City. Enjoy delicious hearty luxury treats like feather ridge farm poached eggs, kielbasa sausage and griddle bread. You will find locally sourced goods like russ & daughters lox with a bagel or bialy from kossar’s bakery. Don’t forget a side of bone-in virginia ham (a homage to my motherland). And keep your eyes open for celeb watching, Katy Perry was just spotted here.

Andaz Fifth Avenue is located at 485 5th Avenue New York, NY 212.601.1234

Joseph Leonard

I find nothing better than starting a morning off right with creative types and amazing food, enriches the mind and fuels the soul for the rest of the day. Joseph Leonard in the West Village, recently noted by the NY Post, is the fix for this. Menu items like lox on rye, asparagus and cheddar frittata, oatmeal with mixed berries and toast and jam hit the spot.

Joseph Leonard 170 Waverly Place New York, NY 646.429.8383

Le Caprice

Enjoy a crisp Wall Street Journal over waffles and strawberries with warm maple syrup or buttermilk pancakes at this conveniently located breakfast hotspot where industry insiders are known to make deals before the rest of the city has their first cup of coffee.

The laundry list of early rising celebs includes: Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony, Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers, Lucy Liu, Jane Krakowski, Donald Trump with Melania – Ivanka and Jared Kushner, Anna Wintour, Glenda Bailey, Diane Sawyer. Talk about some powerful bacon and eggs. Le Caprice is in the Pierre Hotel, one of my fav spots in the city as a haute hotel and for after hours at Two E.

Le Caprice is located at 795 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 212.940.8195

540 Park

Where the power breakfast practically originated, you may find yourself enjoying eggs and bacon next to Donald Trump or Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 540 Park, located at the Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue. Menu highlights include local flavors like Old Chatham New York State Yogurt with seasonal berries, poached eggs with smoked salmon and caviar, and breakfast meets like hickory smoked bacon and chicken sausage.

540 Park is lcoated at 540 Park Avenue, New York, NY 212.759.4100


According to the NY Post, power player Bloggers like Amanda Kludt, editor, Eater.com and Daniel Maurer, editor, GrubStreet.com, enjoy their first bites of the day at Maialino. Breafast menu highlights include Ricotta Pancakes with maple syrup, Pancetta al Pepe Nero (Thick Cut Black Pepper Bacon), Chocolate Croissants and rich creamy latte.

Maialino is located at 2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 212.777.2410