There’s no denying that New York City is the capital of Brunch. Walk around any area in Manhattan, and you’ll come across many adorable (but often tiny) brunch cafes. Finding the right place to “brunch,” as it’s often called, in NYC can be difficult. So, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best brunch places in NYC, so you don’t have to:

Jack’s Wife Freda

This super cute cafe has three NYC locations, and each one lives up to the hype. The food is American-Mediterranean influenced and totally insta-worthy.


This cafe is influenced by the tastes of Spain and North Africa and is incredible. You can find dishes with halloumi and olives (my mouth is already watering).


This famous NYC brunch restaurant based in SoHo that is known for its bagels, lox, and incredible brunch food towers.

Victor’s Cafe

This NYC cafe is known for it’s Cuban influenced menu, with foods like roast pig and shredded beef. Plus, the interior is adorable.

Clinton St. Baking Co.

This brunch restaurant is based in the Lower East Side and is famous for its amazing pancakes. Clinton St. Baking Co. has now grown beyond just NYC, and now has locations in Dubai, Tokyo, and Singapore.

Two Hands

Two hands is an Australian cafe based in NYC that is known for it’s beautifully plated food. You can find an array of Australian influenced dishes, like breakfast bowls with poached eggs, feta, and avocado