NYC City Guide - Coffee & breakfast
My all time favorite cafe in NYC (forever and always #sorrynotsorry). Great coffee, stunning interior and the best location!
Toby’s was one of the first cafe’s I visited in Williamsburg. The coffee is always great and it’s a great environment to study/work. They also have these mini pretzel breakfast sandwiches which are INSANE!!!
AP coffee is a coffee shop I discovered recently when I was hanging around Bushwick a few days back. I loved the minimalist interior. Definitely check this spot out if you find yourself in Bushwick.
Three Seat Espresso
Three seat espresso is one of my favorite cafes in the East Village. There’s a ton of natural light and the space is perfect to catch up on a bit of work and/or meeting up with a friend.
Cafe integral has been a go to cafe for me whenever I’m in the soho/nolita area. Not only do they have amazing coffee, they also make incredible specialty drinks (don’t think a starbucks frap) with milks made in-house. One of my favorite specialty drinks is “the Olivia” - It’s a horchata based coffee drink. SO GOOD!
Butler Bakeshop (Williamsburg location)
Butler bakeshop has some of the best pastries in Williamsburg. Ryan Butler is a michelin star pastry chef and serves up some amazing sweet (and savory) treats! The space is stunning an they have some great outdoor seating.
Large windows, marble tables and wood accents - This coffeeshop is beautiful! The coffee is great and they have one of my favorite lattes in the city: A bourbon vanilla latte!! A great spot to meet up with a friend or just read a book/work by yourself.
Great Australian cafe with the best avocado toast!! Great outdoor seating area for a nice day. My go to order here is a cold brew (or cortado with oat milk) + Avocado toast!
One of the most stunning cafe’s I’ve been too!! The interior is truly amazing! Get here early to snag a table to work/study. Between the yellow coffee cups and living wall, everything is perfect.
Another amazing coffee shop in Bushwick about 10 minutes away from AP coffee is Sey. Sey has an amazing interior filled with greenery and has a ton of natural light. I know Bushwick is a bit of a trek, but if you’re in the area, definitely check out Sey andAP Coffee.
About coffee is truly a little hole-in-the-wall on Sullivan street in Soho. The shop is super cozy and the staff are incredibly nice. I used to live a block away from this spot when I lived in Soho. I definitely miss going everyday.
Blue Bottle Williamsburg
Blue bottle cold brew is some of my absolute favorite. There space is Williamsburg is also a favorite. The space has soaring ceilings and huge industrial loft like windows. 1000% recommend checking it out.
The elk is hands down my favorite cafe in the west village. The coffee is great and the food they serve is amazing too! Where I met @sarabaldoni (and @kalriekloss) <3
The Hoxton (hotel, but cute cafe)
The Hoxton is actually a hotel, but their lobby cafe is amazing and the space is gorgeous. I come here to work all the time. The coffee isn’t quite as good as some of the previous places I’ve mentioned, but the space and ambiance makes it worth it.
Stumptown - West Village
Great coffee, amazing local pastries and great sidewalk seating steps away from Washington Square Park. I really love this Stumptown location! I love coming here on a nice day to snag one of their outdoor tables to get a bunch of work done. Make sure you try their nitro cold brew - So good!
Breakfast & Lunch
Sundays in Brooklyn
Sundays in Brooklyn is my go to when I’m entertaining out of town friends and/or family. The space is large, has a great brunch menu and the food is always spectacular. The malted chocolate pancakes are 10000% my favorite. If you don’t have a reservation for brunch, expect to wait for at least 30 minutes.
Cafe Colette serves up an amazing brunch - Their brunch burger is one of my favortie things on their menu. I also love the “Oznot dish”” which is basically a green falafel plate with shiso cucumber quinoa, beet hummus and pita.
Reynard is inside the Wythe hotel in Williamsburg. This spot serves up some amazing breakfast inside a gorgeous airy loft-like space.
L’estudio (weekend breakfast)
L’estudio is my personal favorite little weekend cafe in the Lower East Side. Make sure you check the hours before you go as they’re a bit weird.
St Ambroeus Soho & West Village
St Ambroeus is the perfect spot for a power breakfast/lunch. Have some out of town clients you want to impress? Or maybe some in-laws or parents - St Ambroeus is “sceney” without being obnoxiously sceney if that makes any sense. My favorite thing to get off their menu is the omelettes :P
Gotan is also a coffee shop, but the food here is what I really love (not to say their coffee isn’t good. It is!) Their mediterranean inspired menu has tons of plates with fresh vegetables and fruits. The avocado toast with feta cheese is some of my favorite in the city!!
Joseph Leonard is possibly one of my favorite breakfast spots in NYC. The food is amazing and the space is super cozy. Think simple breakfast food that’s incredibly well prepared and fresh.
Dimes is a cute little eclectic spot in the LES (bordering Chinatown). They serve up some amazing healthy breakfast dishes. Think acai bowls with super foods and egg dishes. The space is super instagramable too if that’s your thing…
Tiny Giants is a simple little sandwich shop in the Lower East Side. I love coming here for a quick lunch meeting or to catch up with a friend.
Cafe Gitane is a French-Moroccan cafe located in Nolita - It has some of my favorite outdoor seating in NYC if I’m being 100% honest. Favorite thing off the menu is their couscous with chicken! The also have incredible watermelon juice in the summer.