A perfect place for Sunday morning brunch, tucked away in the East Village. You have to get there (preferably armed with your copy of Sunday's NY Times) before it opens at 10am, as it's small and gets incredibly busy - and rightly so. The menu is a collection of brunch classics with a twist ... and, because you're on holiday, there are nine different bloody mary's to choose from. I had something that involved spicy chick peas and a poached egg. I think it was probably the best breakfast I've ever had, but the combination of jet-lag, a bloody mary and managing to bag a table right in the window put me in such a state of euphoria that a Little Chef fry up would have tasted wonderful.
54 E 1st St, New York 10003 Btwn 1st & 2nd Ave; Tel: 212-677-6221
Hidden away on Clinton Street, which at first doesn't seem the greatest location. This is THE place for blueberry pancakes in NYC. They are light fluffy and come with delicious maple butter syrup. The other delicacy here is their buttermilk biscuits. American biscuits are more like scones and these were lovely with scrambled eggs or jam. It's the perfect place for brunch on a Saturday or Sunday but get there before 10am as it fills up really quickly.
Clinton Street (btw. East Houston & Stanton), New York, NY 10002
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