Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

1. Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

9.1
4 Clinton St (at E Houston St), New York, NY
Bakery · Lower East Side · 759 tips and reviews

RachelRachel: Amazing breakfast food. If you go later in the day, it's less crowded. And definitely order the sugar-cured bacon!

Blair N.Blair Nelson: Dinner is the way to go - no wait and you can still get the delicious pancakes. Plus, if you're there at the end of the day, you might just score some free baked goods to take home.

Plwm B.Plwm Bwm: Worth the wait to get a table. Recommend going to Cocoa Bar for a couple of hot chocolates while waiting for your table. The waffle & pancakes with male butter is superb.

Cafe Orlin is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

2. Cafe Orlin

9.2
41 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Café · East Village · 401 tips and reviews

TeresaTeresa: Great for brunch! Portion sizes are hearty. Try the pumpkin pancake!

ilyas t.ilyas teker: That was delicious! You should try Middle Eastern Eggs breakfast and Fontina Cheese Omelet

Andrew C.Andrew Casper: wonderful brunch place - sat outside and got delicious iced Americano, best omelette I've had in ages, and just great atmosphere!!

Maialino is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

3. Maialino

9.4
2 Lexington Ave (at Gramercy Park N), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Gramercy Park · 417 tips and reviews

The Food SlutsThe Food Sluts: While mostly known for dinner, brunch is great, too. Try the sweet ricotta pancakes ($15) and the delicious pork sausages ($7). Read more.

lisa l.lisa lim: Scrambled eggs cacio e pepe - super tasty. Maialino Contadino (poached eggs with market veg) fresh and delicious. One of the few places that that doesn't over poach their eggs.

Fred W.Fred Wilson: The breakfast at Maialono is great. Cappuccino is excellent and I alternate between the Contadino and the Currant Pecan Granola with Yogurt and Fruit

Cafe Cluny is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

4. Cafe Cluny

9.2
284 W 12th St (at W 4th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · West Village · 236 tips and reviews

Katie S.Katie Schloss: I'm in love with the Grapefruit Brûlée, but if you need a bit more sustenance, the Organic Three Egg Omelette with Fresh Herbs is amazing, too.

Amelia Beau K.Amelia Beau Kaldor: Yummy healthy option is an organic three egg omelet with spinach and mushrooms, with a salad on the side, and hot sauce, yum!

Sam M.Sam Madden: Short rib hash was amazing, as were the eggs Benedict, and egg sandwich club. If you're in the West Village you can't go wrong here

Balthazar is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

5. Balthazar

9.3
80 Spring St (at Crosby St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · SoHo · 932 tips and reviews

Halstead PropertyHalstead Property: The almond croissant is a great treat for breakfast or afternoon w/ the right amount of almond paste and flaky, buttery but dense dough w/ almond slivers covering the pastry

Reemo A.Reemo Almanie: For breakfast you must try the french toast on the most delicious french toast i've tried. Great service and the food over all very good.

Meredith B.Meredith Blechman: Best brunch for people watching and delicious food. I love the poached eggs and soldiers, and their baked goods are heavenly.

The Smile is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

6. The Smile

9.1
26 Bond St (btwn Bowery & Lafayette St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoHo · 376 tips and reviews

MaleehaMaleeha: Perfect spot for a cold, rainy day. The decor is amazing and the Baguette French toast is yummy. Portions are the perfect size. They also get bonus points for carrying Mariage Freres teas.

Kerrie L.Kerrie Lopez: The homemade granola with fig is amazing. Perfect breakfast spot.

Ece Ö.Ece Öncü: For breakfast, highly recommend steel cut oatmeal with coconut milk, dried currants and fresh berries! Yummy and filling.

Lafayette is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

7. Lafayette

9.2
380 Lafayette St (btwn Great Jones & E 4th St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · NoHo · 351 tips and reviews

Simone J.Simone Jung: Really strong bloody Mary's and perfectly French omelettes. So delish but definitely make a reservation.

Astrid J.Astrid Junghans: The pancakes with berries are to die for. Lively place; good spot to work; and even has outdoors seating.

MuskanMuskan: Love the brunch.. soft scrambled eggs and freshly baked Carrot muffins

Cafe Mogador is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

8. Cafe Mogador

9.4
101 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A), New York, NY
Moroccan Restaurant · East Village · 349 tips and reviews

AlexanderAlexander: Great for breakfast. Cheap and delish. Get your coffee drinks without cinnamon. Also great brunch combos.

Stephanie J.Stephanie Johnson: middle eastern eggs (poached) were splendid. every element I need in a great breakfast: great poach, good bread for yolk soaking, some yummy greens and a good spread option to combine the elements.

Cesar R.Cesar R.: Get a glass of fresh-squeezed OJ, and a side of pickles and hummus to start off. Can't go wrong with the Moroccan Benedict or Goat Cheese Omelette.

Gato is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

9. Gato

9.1
324 Lafayette St (btwn Bleecker & E Houston St), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · NoHo · 169 tips and reviews

No Leftovers J.No Leftovers Jackie Gebel: Get the Lorenzo cocktail, kale & mushroom paella,and the scrambled eggs

Morgan P.Morgan Polotan: Best scrambled eggs, octopus, and eggplant I've ever had. We saw Bobby Flay the night we were there. One of my top 5 in NYC.

Jessica S.Jessica Shim: The cocktails are amazing. Don't leave without getting the scrambled egg appetizer, paella, and the fig gelato. Pass on the lamb pizza.

Cookshop is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

10. Cookshop

9.2
156 10th Ave (btwn W 19th St & W 20th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Chelsea · 457 tips and reviews

Mariateresa d.Mariateresa dell'Aquila: Try whole wheat buttermilk pancakes and cast-iron baked "dutch baby" pancake. So far the best pancakes I have eaten here in Nyc!

Teresa R.Teresa Ro: I came here for brunch and tried Sheep's Milk Ricotta & the French Toast- both super good! Also while you're here, get yourself a brunchtime cocktail...they're known for their bloody marys.

Ana C.Ana Castro: Best brunch in Manhattan. Fried egg sandwich and the egg white frittata are to die for. The coffee is also super nice and sourced by Brooklyn roasting company.

Buvette is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

11. Buvette

9.5
42 Grove St (btwn Bedford & Bleecker St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · West Village · 416 tips and reviews

Andrea G.Andrea Galambos: Breakfast here during the week is peaceful and delicious. Sit outdoors, order a cappuccino (one of the best I've had) and try the Croque Forestier (a spin on the traditional with mushrooms & tomatoes)

Maria N.Maria Nardone: Love love love every breakfast selection!! 💖

Tanay J.Tanay Jaipuria: Good brunch spot - try the omelettes!

Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

12. Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe

9.2
55 Greenwich Ave (at Perry St), New York, NY
Café · West Village · 167 tips and reviews

Chelsea L.Chelsea LaSalle: the brekkie board is the perfect amount of food (and the avocado toast is amazing)

Globetrottergirls D.Globetrottergirls Dani: Great Aussie coffee shop with yummy Aussie breakfast!

Santi A.Santi Amaya: Cute spot, with good food and a friendly staff. Service is slow so don't come if you're in a hurry. Get the Brekkie Board for a light breakfast with the perfect combination of savory and sweet.

Joseph Leonard is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

13. Joseph Leonard

9.4
170 Waverly Pl (btwn Christopher & W 10th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 346 tips and reviews

Chris B.Chris Bier: Fantastic brunch- got the shrimp and grits, egg sandwich, and hash browns. All solid picks.

Noah W.Noah Weiss: This is the best brunch in the city. Breakfast sandwich with sriracha Brussels sprouts, avocado toast with poached eggs, and country fried bacon with honey and Tabasco. Don't overlook the Bloody Mary.

Francine L.Francine Li: Avocado toast & Brussels sprouts. Breakfast croissant is delish!

Tompkins Square Bagels is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

14. Tompkins Square Bagels

9.1
165 Avenue A (btwn E 10th St & E 11th St), New York, NY
Bagel Shop · East Village · 311 tips and reviews

Tash K.Tash Kouri: We always get French Toast Bagel with Choco Chip Cream Cheese and Blueberry with Blueberry. So good!!!

Carrie G.Carrie G: One of the best bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches I've ever had. Also, the French Toast bagel is outstanding ;-)

Carl-Adam S.Carl-Adam Scheele: Try the pre-made bagel alternatives. Don't miss the French toast bagel - like a lussebulle but bagel

Russ & Daughters Café is one of The 15 Best Places for Breakfast Food in New York City.

15. Russ & Daughters Café

9.4
127 Orchard St (btwn Rivington St & Delancey St), New York, NY
Café · Lower East Side · 221 tips and reviews

Andrew A.Andrew Andrew: The soft scramble eggs with caviar is the best 60$ you'll spend. New favorite breakfast place!

ArmandoArmando: Get a classic spread of smoked fish, cream cheese, and a bagel, matzoh brei, or scrambled eggs with lox and onion. For the less classically-inclined, there's also chocolate babka french toast.

EaterEater: Check out their brunch. Get a classic spread of smoked fish, cream cheese, and a bagel, or go for one of the egg dishes, like matzoh brei, or scrambled eggs with lox and onion. Read more.