224 Lafayette Street
Jack’s Wife Freda is my number one favourite brunch place in Manhattan hands down. When we visited in the summertime the doors were flung open, letting in the sun’s rays and a gentle summer’s breeze while I sipped on the perfect little Cantaloupe Mimosa ($12). This was just the start to my first idyllic and lazy New York Summer’s morning. When I eventually put my mimosa down, I tucked into Jack’s Breakfast ($22), which consisted of two eggs, cooked to my preference (poached) accompanying a perfectly grilled skirt steak, grilled tomatoes, potatoes and a lovely hunk of sourdough. While on the other side of the table the somewhat healthier sounding, poached eggs with grilled tomatoes and Halloumi ($13) was ordered.Must Try: Go all out and try a classic american steak ‘n’ eggs: Jack’s Breakfast.
120 Hudson Street
Bubby’s is everything I love in a brunch spot: casual and cosy, with the sort of decor that has the eye constantly surveying the room, drawn to different bits and bobs. It also helps that they have a pretty killer menu and wonderfully large American portions. Whilst there I found myself drawn to the Griddle Special ($19) which consisted of one big thick, fluffy buttermilk pancake topped with bacon and two eggs. I had my eggs sunny side up with a touch of maple syrup, I also added a cheeky pork sausage on the side ($6).
Must Try: The wonderfully rich hot chocolate or the homemade buttermilk biscuits with jam and butter ($6 for 2).
Whether you’re a pressed-for-time weekend visitor to New York City or a through and through New Yorker, these are the spots that I think simply need to be on your list.
Please feel free to send any other recommendations you may have my way, as while I don’t have any trips planned at the moment, I’m sure that with the right suggestion I could easily be convinced…
Love, Sophia x