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New York City is a place that knows how to eat. With over 12,000 bodegas, delis and groceries in the city, it easy to find something mouth-watering to grub on around every block in the Big Apple. The city is a melting pot of diversity, made up of local people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures who bring in recipes from around the globe, making it one of the food capitals of the world. As breakfast has been known for being the most important meal of the day, below are the top five spots in New York City for enjoying a meal in the AM.


abcV is a local vegan/vegetarian restaurant located in the trendy area of Broadway & Park Ave. It takes on a sophisticated, yet comfortable, ambiance approach, offering a relaxed environment to indulge in creative recipes using fresh ingredients such as butternut squash, chanterelle mushrooms, and a killer home-made hummus. This restaurant is the perfect place for a fun breakfast or brunch, with pre-reservations highly encouraged to secure a place to sit in the stylish abcV.

Joseph Leonard

People from all over NYC rush to West Village at 10:30AM sharp for the perfect breakfast/brunch at Joseph Leonard. This restaurant, described as one of the classiest places in West Village, offers a New American and French cuisine menu. With great coffee, great breakfast, and friendly staff, Joseph Leonard curates the ideal environment for a relaxing morning.

Sullivan Street Bakery

Sullivan Street Bakery was originally created as an idea inspired by Italian bakers and bakeries. Known for having some of the tastiest bread in the area, the bakery has been infamous for its Roman-styled pizzas and pastries for nearly 20 years now. Visitors can indulge in an array of breakfast options, from their iced coffee to bomblonis (scrumptious mini Italian donuts) as the perfect start to any morning.

The Smile

The Smile, located in the East Village, is a laid-back cafe with an interior made almost entirely from brown wood, creating the perfect cozy space for breakfast. Open from morning to night, the cafe offers options for every meal of the day. The menu consists of simple, Mediterranean style cuisine made from fresh ingredients. In the morning, guests cannot go wrong with their selection of egg dishes, oatmeal, granola, and toasts to start the morning off right.

High Street on Hudson

High Street on Hudson is the ideal location for a hearty breakfast in New York City. Known for their delectable breakfast sandwiches made from fresh vegetables, gooey cheese, all enclosed in a thick bagel bun, High Street on Hudson is frequented by locals and tourists alike when in need of solid comfort food in the city.