In New York City, brunch is not just a meal, it’s a full social event. Entire weekends are scheduled around brunch plans, girls and guys get dressed up for the event, and it can last for hours. Brunch is everywhere in NYC, but in my opinion, Nolita, the tiny neighborhood right above Little Italy, is the best neighborhood for brunch in the entire city. If you, too, are a brunch-lover, then read on to see where the best brunch spots in Nolita are.
The Butcher’s Daughter
New York’s favorite California export has got a stunning location right in Nolita! Lines for The Butcher’s Daughter are always long, but the food is so worth the wait. If you can, snag a seat outside and people watch while you munch on delicious healthy food. The Butcher’s Daughter also has some really good vegan and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions!
Egg Shop specializes in, you guessed it, eggs. Inspired by the versatility of eggs and the ubiquity of the universally-loved egg sandwich, Egg Shop was opened by a couple in SoHo and now has an outpost in Williamsburg as well! With cute pastel and minimalistic decor and absolutely amazing eggs, Egg Shop will never do you wrong.
If you’ve ever been on Instagram you have probably seen this Instagram-famous restaurant, but how many have actually eaten inside it? Well I have, and I can vouch for the fact that Pietro Nolita’s food is just as good as their facade. Pietro Nolita serves seasonal Italian cuisine, and is a great spot for brunch when you’re craving a bit of pasta!
Shoo Shoo Nolita does brunch with an Israeli twist. As the founder was the former co-owner of 12 Chairs Cafe, you can be assured that the food at Shoo Shoo is absolutely delicious. They serve everything from shakshuka (which they call Shookshooka) to chicken schnitzel. The store itself is bright and airy, with a contemporary style and plants everywhere.
Charley St has got the cutest storefront that opens up to the street in the summer months. Additionally, they have BYOB – build your own bowls. Choose from a base of toast or grains, then add greens, spreads, protein and two toppings. Top it all off with your choice of sauce and you’ve got yourself a custom, delicious, and healthy Australian brunch bowl!
Bluestone Lane is probably the biggest Australian brunch chain in NYC, with many locations scattered around the city. Although they’re all different, they all have amazing clean, minimalist decor, and the Nolita location is no exception The food options are just as delicious as they are gorgeous.
If you’re looking for an Asian twist on brunch, try BoCaphe! BoCaphe is a Vietnamese-French fusion restaurant, with classic brunch options like avocado toast and açai bowls, but they also serve Vietnamese specialities like banh mi’s and pho! The amazing food choices along with the quirky decor makes BoCaphe a place you’ll want to return to again and again.
Yet another Australian place for the list, Ruby’s is a super stylish and petite Australian cafe which specializes in burgers and pasta. I can only vouch for the pastas, but I can assure you, they are delicious. Be prepared to wait when you come to Ruby’s, because they don’t take reservations and the interior is pretty small, but the food is worth the wait.