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June 5, 2022

9 Best brunch restaurants in NYC-Manhattan

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So you’ve finally moved to NYC and are ready to explore the city. We understand that things can get a little overwhelming at first. Finding good food and great hangout spots can be a little tricky. But don’t worry, we have gathered 9 best brunch restaurants in NYC-Manhattan that you should visit. Brunch restaurants are also a great way to meet and mingle with new people. We are sure there’s plenty to choose from, and since you’ve just moved here, you’ll have more than enough time to try out most if not all of them and eventually find your favorite. Food always brings people together so this is a great way to make new friends.

Best brunch restaurants in NYC:


An amazing restaurant located in Greenwich and West Village NYC. This place is the epiphany of living and being happy. With it being one of the top-rated restaurants in the city, it is no doubt a MUST try! This is a great place to make new friends and enjoy some great food. They have a wide selection ranging from egg sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more. If you’re looking for some great banter and food in NYC, this is the best place for you. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations because it is a walk-in-only cafe. However, if there’s a wait, they’ll take your details and call you as soon as a table becomes available.


“If you were going to give the cuisine a long and unwieldy name, it might be South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisine.” New York Magazine. And we can fully agree that this place has a touch of different cultures. The food speaks for itself. They have amazing brunch dishes like sandwiches, salads and a special South African dessert which is the Malva pudding. We highly recommend this place. They take reservations and are “open all day every day” according to their website. They’re the most highly rated restaurant in SOHO NYC.


Best known for its housemade bagels. It’s also located in the heart of NYC.“Among its many accolades, Sadelle’s was named an essential brunch destination by Harper’s BAZAAR and Cosmopolitan, and its sticky buns were ranked one of the Best Dishes of 2015 by The New York Times.” If you love bagels for brunch then this is the best spot to try. They have seafood bagels toegg bagels and more.


A healthy and hearty brunch meal


This is a healthy eatery. It is dedicated to healthy eating. They use organic, fresh ingredients for their meals. If they can’t find anything organic, they source locally from certified farms.“Our proteins are all-natural Antibiotic-free USDA approved. Nothing is processed, nothing is ever frozen”  According to their website. They have everything from French toast, homemade crab cakes, quesadillas, egg sandwiches, and cocktails. Check out their website for a full menu and more.


Some of the best pastries in NYC. If pastry is your preferred brunch meal, then this is the best place for you. Their menus change frequently. They stay in the season as a result, they try to get the freshest ingredients that are in season from the local farms. This is great because it means you can expect a variety of food from the same restaurant all year round. That is one great business model. They have beignets, breakfast sausages, toasted sandwiches, and more. This is a popular brunch spot with inside and outside seating. If you have a dog, this place is great as it is dog friendly.


This is a full-service outpost that serves Jewish food. They have bagels and sandwich boards, platters, and caviar to name a few. If you are looking for some good fish bagels. We would recommend this place. If you’re looking to mingle, this is not the place for you as they only do pick-up orders as of May 2022 (till further notice). Because there are a lot of cafes in and around the same block, you can go there to sit and enjoy your bagel.

  1. SHUKA

An eastern Mediterranean food restaurant, they have mezze, chicken shawarma, malawach, and a whole lot more. If you like a different style of brunch, this is the place to go. Fresh food, a stylish restaurant, and an amazing selection of drinks.

a Located in the heart of SOHO. Conveniently they have a great garden at the back where you can sit and enjoy your food and with some backyard fresh air.


A Chef owned classic American restaurant and bakery located in the lower east side of New York City. They have a great selection of pastries, milkshakes, and great desserts. As a result, their pastry display will have you drooling. Another key point is their great food, good vibes, and a great welcome to New York City.

With more than 3000 google reviews with a 4.4-star rating, it is one of the best restaurants in New York City. Well-known for brunch and pancakes. Give it a try and we're sure you won’t have any regrets!

  1. BUBBY’S

It is New York's beloved restaurant and a pie shop. They are open every day for dine-in and delivery. They have some classic American dishes like avocado toast, burgers, fried chicken, pancakes, etc. Also, a great restaurant to meet new people, make friends, or say hi to your neighbors. It is a great spot to socialize!


We hope this list will help you find your favorite restaurant in your new neighborhood, although moving to a new city can be overwhelming. You can find yourself isolating and never going out to mingle although this may be true, you should always try to familiarise yourself and get out of the house.

These restaurants have classics and are multi-cultured, making them the best-rated restaurants in NYC. Above all, go out have fun and make friends! Welcome to NYC!! Visit our Capital City Movers website for more great tips about NEW YORK CITY.


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