I just adooooore New York’s small lil hangouts in the nooks & crannies of the city. I’m sure you guys remember my NY coffee guide these are some extra cute spots where you can grab more than just a cuppa coffee.
While We’re Young
One of my fave brunch spots in the West village.
Setting: kinda has that pretty diner look. Obsessed with the marble table tops. And don’t let its size deceive you… it’s super cozy!
Vibe: completely trendy; every blogger and their dog have been here.
Fave dish: Avocado toast and (must-try) truffle fries
For all you pasta-passionistas
Setting: I struggled with authentic Italian when I first moved to NY. So low and behold, Eataly is kinda like all my wildest Italian dream restaurants in one place.
Vibe: I love its market-feel. Bring your basket along to really score on some fresh, organic veggies & cheeses.
Fave dish: with so many different stalls and restaurants to choose from, I have waaaay too many best dishes to list! I even enjoy taking home my fresh finds to cook up a storm in my own time.
The Egg Shop
All about that brunch life so another one of my bests
Setting: quite a quaint, relaxed spot with a modern-twist to it
Vibe: chilled is their middle name. Can always just pop out my laptop too in this work-friendly space
Fave dish: their egg-centric meals (see what I did there) will have you coming back time & again. The egg and steak sandwich is my best alongside an iced matcha latte. Needless to say: best eggs in town.
Setting: obsessed with the bronzy-accented look to it. Some call it a tequila warehouse… always promises a good time!
Vibe: more high-end dining with super seductive feels all ’round. The experience is a must on weekends.
Fave dish: defs the Don Huebo for dessert! Choc on choc… what more can I say?!
Two Hands Cafe
My quick, in ‘n out go-to.
Setting: in & amongst Soho China Town. The eye-catching hanging light feature draws the whole restaurant inwards
Vibe: quite a health-conscious spot filled with lots of youngsters like me. They’re defs there for the latte.
Fave meal: the espresso mascarpone banana bread. Enough said.
Self-proclaimed pink jewel box of NYC
Setting: I just love bringing my friends here whenever they come to visit from South Africa. It’s honestly a site-to-see. From decor down to the napkins… pink paradise.
Vibe: Insta-worthy feels aaaall day long!
Fave dish: Really cute for coffee, cake, or cocktails. But my best has to be their creamy pannacotta. Heavenly… just heavenly.
Here is a list of some of my other favorites:
By Chloe- (Vegan Option.)
Jacks wife Frieda
The Butchers Daughter
P.S Definitely be on the lookout, you bound to spot one of your fav bloggers snapping some shots at any of these hotspots 😉