Coco & Cru (the Australian one)
Australians have quite the reputation when it comes to coffee and healthy food, so when I read about this place it immediately conquered a spot on my ‘must-try’ list. The interior is cozy, and not overly cute – and the location is great, with plenty of hip shops close by (hello Topshop and Madewell). I was pretty excited to try everything on the menu, but wisely decided to stick to one option (the granola breakfast bowl, what else) – and loved it. Of course, I need to go back to try the avocado toast and about ten other options, too.
Coco & Cru, 643 Broadway
Stumptown Coffee (the fast one)
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Ace Hotel before, so you probably know the coffee shop that is attached to the lobby too. There’s no real seating here, this is really a (hip) spot where you have your coffee and a maybe a small pastry on the go.
Stumptown Coffee, 18 W 29th St
Nomad Hotel (the fancy one)
Looking for a fun, fancy option for breakfast? Stop by the Nomad Hotel, and enjoy the best granola breakfast of your life. In case you’re wondering: there’s no reason why you can’t try the breakfast at other hotels – and no one will look at your weird for coming in. It’s a bit pricier here, so check their menu first to see if you think it’s worth it. (P.S. no pictures in the post of this one)
Nomad Hotel, 1170 Broadway
The Smith (the favorite one)
It’s quite likely that you’ve seen The Smith (or their bathrooms) popping up on your Instagram feed before, and there’s good reason for that. We had dinner first, and breakfast later at the Broadway location of The Smith and ohmygoditwassogood. Their food is fresh, delicious and original. I honestly loved everything I tried here, and the setting is so cool too (especially at night). Go there, eat the avocado toast with the poached eggs – you won’t regret it for a second.
The Smith, 1150 Broadway
Butcher’s Daughter (the closed one)
After trying the other location of Butcher’s Daughter on a previous trip, and seeing the fun setting for their second one, I convinced my traveling companions to go there for breakfast one moment. All the elements where there: good company, an appetite and sunny, blue skies. Alas, they where closed that week due to renovations! I was a bit bummed about that, but I guess that means I’ll just have to back try again one day.
Butcher's Daughter Bowery Market, 19 Kenmare Street
The other ones
For something more simple (with avo toast and granola), try Blank Slate. If you’re missing Europe, head over to Le Pain Quotidien (the Flatiron location is pretty). If you want a breakfast bowl, go to Chalait. We loved Ruby’s Café for dinner, so go and try the breakfast too.