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New York City is known for more than just its bagel-egg-and-cheese bodega breakfasts.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and here in New York, we take that pretty seriously. Our little island boasts a serious Sunday brunch culture, and we couldn’t resist highlighting our picks for most eggs-cellent morning meal. These seven spots are one-of-a-kind, so make sure you add them to your trip itinerary!
1. Russ & Daughters Cafe
Famous for their bagels and lox, Russ & Daughters has been serving up delicious classics for over 100 years. The original store sits on Houston Street, but the cafe, which opened in 2014, offers a beautifully lit, larger space. Sit at the counter or a booth and order from the soda fountain, all while being served by friendly staff in white lab coats for that 1950s pharmacy feel.
Russ & Daughters Cafe is located at 127 Orchard St.
For a twist on your classic American breakfast, head over to this French bistro in the West Village. We recommend ordering an egg dish; they’re cooked with the type of steam wand that’s usually used to make cappuccinos, and it makes the eggs light, gorgeous, and perfectly fluffy. This petite restaurant also serves up crepes, waffle sandwiches, and croque madames, so you’re sure to leave with a full belly.
Buvette is located at 42 Grove St.
For fancier French fare like sour cream hazelnut waffles or steak au poivre with frites, Balthazar is your spot. Although the prices are steeper than at most breakfast places, this bustling French cafe will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Paris that’s worth the price of admission, in our book.
Balthazar is located at 80 Spring St.
4. Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Have your morning tea with a side of dumplings yep, you read that right! This traditional Chinese tea parlor in the heart of Chinatown serves up authentic dim sum along with a variety of oolong, black, and green teas. Start your day right with hearty steamed shrimp and chicken dumplings.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor is located at 13 Doyers St.
5. Black Seed Bagels
New York City is definitely not lacking in the bagel department, but Black Seed Bagels knocks its competition out of the water. These Montreal-style bagels are baked in-house with honey in a wooden oven. Top yours with cream cheese, eggs, bacon, smoked salmon, radishes the list goes on and on.
Black Seed Bagels is located at 176 First Ave.
6. Panya Bakery
This little Japanese bakery is perfect for grabbing a pastry on the go, or for a delicious sit-down meal that won’t break the bank. Panya’s Japanese breakfast special costs just $11.50 and comes with a plank of fish, rice, veggies, salad, miso soup, and fresh fruit if that’s not your thing, they also offer croissants, egg sandwiches, and green tea pastries.
Panya Bakery is located at 8 Stuyvesant St.
7. Pershing Square Cafe
Right outside the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station lies this gem of a cafe. Famous for their buttery, fluffy pancakes, you can order them in different flavors like blueberry, strawberry, banana, or chocolate chip we promise you can’t find pancakes like this anywhere else. Other menu items include eggs Benedict, French toast, and bagels.
Pershing Square Cafe is located at 90 E 42nd St.
If you’re really craving breakfast, but don’t want to stand in long lines or even leave your hotel room, Affinia has you covered. We’re offering a free NYC breakfast in bed (a fresh New York bagel with your choice of schmear, OJ or coffee) when you book through our website. Bagels in bed with no wait? Yes, please.