They say it’s the most important meal of the day, and who are we to disagree. We love breakfast in NYC just as much as the next guy. But when searching for restaurants in New York that serve a delicious breakfast, what do you consider? Is it the waffles or pancakes that sway your decision? How about the price and quality of service? Well, we broke it all down and have come to our list of the 5 best breakfast spots in New York City.
In no particular order…
Tom’s Restaurant Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
This Brooklyn based diner will have you dying for seconds, but you’ll be too stuffed to even think about it. Tom’s has an old school feel but a menu for even the most diverse of breakfast connoisseurs. Found in Prospect Heights, it’s perfect because once you can walk off those delicious waffle calories in Prospect Park.
Clinton St. Baking Company LES, Manhattan
The Clinton St. Baking company is regularly voted as one of the city’s top breakfast places, and you should believe the hype. Head down to the Lower East Side where heaven will dance in your mouth. Just be prepared for a line, especially on weekends.
Five Leaves Greenpoint, Brooklyn
We’re going back to Brooklyn for our third breakfast spot, this time in Greenpoint. Five Leaves breakfast menu is simple, but done right. We recommend the Ricotta Pancakes. Thank us later.
Balthazar SoHo, Manhattan
The Balthazar breakfast and pastry menu may be a bit more pricy than some of our other options, but if you’re looking for a high quality breakfast experience, this is the place to go. Homemade doughnuts, Croissant’s to die for and our recommendation, a Full English Breakfast, are all on the menu here.
Amy Ruth’s Harlem, Manhattan
Amy Ruth’s in Harlem has perhaps the most unusual breakfast selection in NYC. Try “The Rev. Al Sharpton” (chicken and waffles) or “The Lloyd Williams” (waffles with boneless rib-eye steak), just two of 14 unique waffle selection on their breakfast menus.