There isn’t much that compares to a lazy summer morning. Spend yours chowing down on some delicious brunch foods while working on your brunch buzz. Eateries all over the city offer brunch menus throughout the year and some revamp their brunch menus depending on season and market availability. Here are five brunch spots we love!
The ultimate keg and eggs brunch can be found at The Cannibal, beer and butcher shop café that specializes in—you guessed it—meat and beer. Sit at the 8-seat butcher counter for the best view of the chefs at work or enjoy the summer weather and sit in the garden section. Pair any one of their 450 beers paired with a delicious scrambled egg sandwich with cacio pepe and bacon. The menu also offers items such as country biscuits with sausage gravy and grilled cheese with Vermont cheddar, Gruyere, bacon and pork belly. Not in the mood for the traditional bellini? Try The Cannibal’s “brewdriver,” a cocktail that uses beer as a mixer. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
113 East 29th Street
Little Town NYC and
Little Town Restaurant Row
Both locations of Little Town, one in Union Square and the other in the Theater District, now serve a locally sourced, New York State-inspired brunch menu. Using only the best of what New York has to offer the Little Town Brunch features a smoked salmon with red onion, caper Hollandaise sauce on an English muffin and a side of field greens. The Little Town version of a Hungry Man, the “Good Morning Garbage Plate” is a big meal suitable for the big city. The plate includes a pancake topped with country maple baked beans, crispy hash browns, breakfast sausage, Applewood-smoked bacon with a fried egg on top. Along with their 100+ New York craft beers the Little Town brunch will also serve bellinis, mimosas, and bloody Mary’s. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from Noon until 4
118 East 15th street/ 366 West 46th Street
The Bedford’s “Sunday Record” brunch, held in their Back Bar room, just debuted a few weekends ago. The brunch is a collaborative project between alternative record store, Other Music’s owner, Gerald Hammil and The Bedford’s Executive Chef Jason Michael Giordano. Brunchers will enjoy guest DJs as they eat a tasting-table style brunch menu. The menu will include dishes unfamiliar to the frequent brunch expert such as the Kaya Toast. Kaya, a popular Singaporean coconut jam, is spread across freshly baked brioche. Other menu items include a Nutella and currant jelly French toast fritters and Migas, a savory scrambled egg dish served with jalapeños, onions, cheese, and fried corn tortillas. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
110 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel
Located in the Kimberly Hotel, Upstairs is an elegant penthouse restaurant with spectacular views of the city, especially the Chrysler building. From 30-stories up brunchers will enjoy a decadent summer brunch menu that includes traditional eggs benedict with lobster, whole wheat pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, truffled duck egg toast with duck prosciutto and gruyere cheese. Enjoy your brunch with a Rum Service, a custom Upstairs cocktail crafted by Alex Ott, made with rum, tobacco-infused honey, fresh pear, and zesty lime. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
145 East 50th Street
Edi & The Wolf
Enjoy a delicious prix fixe brunch this summer for a reasonable price. Located in East Village, Edi & The Wolf serves diners traditional Austrian fare in their comfy hidden garden-like space. Edi & The Wolf has an extensive Austrian wine list offering some of the country's best wines. For 14 dollars, brunchers get a choice between beverages (coffee, cappuccino, macchiato, tea, fresh-squeezed juice, or warm cider), a plain or chocolate croissant with maple butter and jam, and an entrée. Available menu items for brunch are poached eggs with goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, leeks, spinach, Hollandaise sauce, and pumpernickel bread, an Austrian favorite called Kaiserschmarrn (caramelized pancake bits with seasonal fruits), and the classic steak and eggs served with potato pancake, sunnyside up egg, greens, croutons, and crème fraiche. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
102 Avenue C