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Hidden Places for Brunch in NYC


NYC is a city that is on most people’s bucket lists, and who can blame them? It’s the epicenter of art, culture, and food. Not to mention, it’s the home of countless cinematic and tv moments! From Sarah Jessica Parker strutting her stuff in Sex and the City to Spiderman swinging in and saving the day in Queens.

NYC does a lot of things well, what else can you expect from the Big Apple? If there’s one thing NYC does best though, it’s brunch.

Take a journey with us to NYC’s best hidden brunch spots to make sure you get the true New York experience.

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Sadelle’s Soho Brunch

Let us start this list off with a bang! Sadelle’s Soho Brunch is the most sought-after experience in New York. Sadelle’s is so popular, it’s pretty much always fully booked!

If you can get a spot at this exclusive restaurant, you have to order a Sadelle’s Tower. It’s a three-tier tower filled with delicious fillings to complement the New York staple – the mighty bagel. These delectable choices of fillings include tuna, egg, shrimp, and lobster salad.

Top tip: make sure to try their Grapefruit cocktail or their French toast. It’ll beat any other French toast you’ve had before.


Moving on to this gem of brunch spot in the West Village: Buvette.

Rumor has it that it is the favorite brunch spot of one Hollywood star, Timothée Chalamet. Keep that between us though!

Buvette is a popular French-inspired bistro that has a mouth-watering small plates menu, with a charming atmosphere and an aesthetically-pleasing Franco-inspired interior.

When at Buvette, you simply have to try their French Steam Egg Breakfast – you’ll never want to eat your eggs from anywhere else.

Carthage Must be Destroyed

If you’re looking for hidden brunch spots in NYC, you can’t get any more inconspicuous than Carthage Must be Destroyed.

This brunch spot is located in East Williamsburg, hidden inside an unassuming warehouse.

Don’t be deterred though, this is an eatery you won’t want to miss.
Everything is served on pink crockery, making for a perfect IG opportunity!

Make sure to try their Moon in Scorpio Chicken Schnitzel. It’s a flavor-packed dish comprised of organic chicken, sourdough sage marjoram heirloom egg and parmesan breadcrumbs.

Jones Wood Foundry

This may be a bit of a strange one, but for secret brunch spots, we thought you couldn’t miss Jones Wood Foundry. You might be in NYC, but you’ll be transported across the pond in this London-inspired brunch spot.

Boasting traditional English Pub decor, as well as a traditional English fry-up, this is the best English brunch spot outside of England.

Embrace the calm and mellow atmosphere in this Upper East Side gastropub with a glass of mulled wine to kick off your British brunch experience…

Beauty and Essex

A speakeasy brunch location? Yes, please!

From the outside, Beauty and Essex looks like a pawn shop, but venture further in and you’ll find a hidden entryway into one of the best brunch spots in NYC.

Located in the Lower East Side, Beauty and Essex is an ideal spot for special occasions.

Beauty and Essex hold a weekly Sunday brunch, so grab your gal pals and catch up over their mouth-watering selection.

We recommend the East and West Coast Oysters and — for those of you with an insatiable sweet tooth — you have to try the Red Velvet Waffles with cream cheese icing.

Social Drink and Food

Want to have brunch at New York’s largest hotel rooftop? We thought so! Here’s all you need to know about Social Drink and Food.
If you like craft cocktails, street food, and a rooftop cinema then this is the place for you.

Dig into a brunch staple like avocado toast and wash it down with a Network cocktail, which is a unique blend of whisky, cantaloupe puree, honey and prosecco.

Embrace the decadence of this urban brunch spot and enjoy the view of Times Square.

Milk N’ Honey NYC

Milk N’ Honey NYC is a kosher deli serving breakfast bagels and baked goods.

Located in Brooklyn, Milk N’ Honey NYC is the perfect way to start your day with a hearty breakfast before exploring The City That Never Sleeps.

When you’re there, you have to try their corn tortillas with soft scrambled eggs, peppers, avocado, and pico de gallo.

Or maybe you fancy their quinoa tabbouleh and eggs? Whatever you choose, brunch at Milk N’ Honey NYC is a must!


We hope you’re feeling inspired to try out some of New York’s hidden brunch spots. It would be impossible to capture all the best food spots in one blog, but this was the cream of the crop!

If you fancy more than just brunch, why not take a look at our food and wine experiences in NYC. If you have questions about our food experiences, please get in touch.