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34 Terrific Places for Breakfast in Manhattan

Sit down with pancakes and Japanese breakfast sets or grab tacos and bagels to go

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also a meal that many New Yorkers skip. This is a shame because so many restaurants in this city do some amazing things before 11 a.m. Whether it's with a civilized traditional Japanese breakfast, egg-stuffed tacos, bagels and lox, or outrageously good banana pancakes, here's where to start a day off right.

Note: This is an updated map originally published in 2015.

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1. Absolute Bagels

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2788 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(212) 932-2052

For a breakfast-on-the-go, this Upper West Side bakery and bagel shop is a fine choice. The bagels here are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and there is a wide variety of spreads for schmearing, too.

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2. Barney Greengrass

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541 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-4707
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Barney Greengrass is a true New York institution. The menu includes a long list of omelets and egg sandwiches; anything with smoked fish is the way to go. For first-timers, an ideal order is the eggs with a side of pastrami salmon. Barney Greengrass is closed on Mondays, but it otherwise opens daily at 8 a.m.

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Barney Greengrass’s fish counter
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3. E.A.T.

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1064 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 772-0022
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Part of Eli Zabar’s east side empire, E.A.T. is a diner-cafe mix that blends American breakfast classics with Jewish fare. Sit in the checkered room for dishes such as a ratatouille omelet, cheese blintzes with apple sauce, or a bagel with sturgeon.

4. Zai Lai (Turnstyle)

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(212) 245-5410
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Starting at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays, this underground stand in Turnstyle market starts serving Taiwanese takes on breakfast. Think egg sandwiches on sesame flatbread and rice porridge with pork belly, sous vide egg, bamboo, and pickled cucumber. They're especially great options for anyone passing through the Columbus Circle subway station in the morning.

The storefront and ordering counter at Zai Lai, inside the Turnstyle Market at Columbus Circle
The storefront at Zai Lai
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5. Sullivan Street Bakery

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533 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 265-5580
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Even if unknowingly, many New Yorkers have tried the bread from Sullivan Street, since it’s sold to many restaurants around the city. The dishes are just as fantastic, especially the soft eggs with prosciutto on brioche, which comes highly praised. The bakery opens daily at 7 a.m.

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The pancetta and egg sandwich at Sullivan Street Bakery
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6. The Lobster Club

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98 E 53rd St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 375-9001
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Major Food Group’s (the Grill, Carbone) Midtown Japanese restaurant has breakfast that’s decidedly more American than the lunch and dinner menus. Dishes such as an open-faced bagel and lox and a sticky bun pull from the group’s Soho Jewish restaurant Sadelle’s — though there is also a sausage and egg sandwich with shiitake mushrooms and shishito peppers. The colorful space may be a bit much early in the morning, but it’s certainly a unique option in Midtown.

A colorful and cozy dining room with orange chairs, green booths, and abstract artwork on the wall
The dining room at the Lobster Club
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7. Margon

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136 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 354-5013
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This Times Square lunch counter is mobbed during lunchtime, but it's peaceful in the mornings before 10 a.m. During lunch its magnificent Cuban sandwiches are the clear choice, but breakfast calls for an egg platter or an omelet (all under $7), plus a Cuban coffee. Its storefront can be easy to miss.

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Pork roast and salad at Margon
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8. Boqueria

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260 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 255-6047
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Boqueria’s airy and bright Times Square location serves up a Spanish breakfast weekdays starting at a very early 6:30 a.m. Dishes such as tortilla Española; a fried egg English muffin sandwich with housemade chorizo, Mahón cheese, and sautéed kale; and churros with chocolate are on the menu alongside full coffee service.

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Churro s’mores at Boqueria
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9. Spanish Diner

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10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001
(646) 495-1242
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Humanitarian chef Jose Andres’ Hudson Yards food hall Mercado Little Spain houses a full-service diner that offers a lovely breakfast starting at 7 a.m. daily. Pair eggs with morcilla and other pork products, eat classic tortilla, or try olive oil pancakes with honey. Wander around the rest of the expansive and varied space if there’s a wait.

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Spanish Diner at Mercado Little Spain
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10. Pershing Square Café

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90 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017
(212) 286-9600
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The team at this Grand Central-adjacent bistro takes its pancakes very seriously. Whether traditional buttermilk or whole wheat, options include blueberry, strawberry, banana, or chocolate chip. The pancakes are so fluffy and buttery, a scoop of butter on the side is unnecessary. The rest of the breakfast menu is just like diner fare: not fancy or terribly interesting, but always solid.

11. Cookshop

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156 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 924-4440
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Marc Meyer and Vicki Freeman's all-day restaurant Cookshop is a fun place to go for breakfast before or after touring the High Line. Seasonal items like a roasted broccoli egg scramble are served alongside popular mainstays like almond pancakes and huevos rancheros. For a well-rounded breakfast, the bowl of kale, spinach, brown rice, quinoa, lentils, and pickled beets with a poached egg is a strong choice.

12. Caffe Marchio

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30 E 30th St
New York, NY 10016
(646) 747-8625
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Caffe Marchio, the casual stand-up coffee shop from Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality Group, is a Roman-style shop with high ceilings, standing tables, a long counter of Italian pastries on display, and a sandwich board menu of coffees from Joe Coffee. Breakfast service runs from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., when buttery biscuit egg sandwiches and apple fritters are available.

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13. Black Seed Appetizing

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75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(646) 915-1500
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Black Seed goes big in Chelsea Market, where it opened an appetizing counter on the basement level. All the same wood-fired bagels are here in sandwich form such as a bacon, egg and cheese; salmon, egg, cream cheese, and sauteed onions; and ricotta, apple, and honey — but there’s also appetizing items sold from a counter like smoked fish, cream cheeses, salad, nut butter, and tinned fish. There are 16 seats to perch on, a rarity in Chelsea Market.

14. Fabrique Bakery

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348 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014
(917) 261-2476
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The celebrated cardamom rolls and cinnamon buns are a spectacular entry point at Fabrique, but there’s plenty more to explore at this new-to-the-city Swedish import. The pared-down breakfast menu features chia pudding, a selection of yogurts, and a ham and cheese sandwich that can be served on a sourdough roll or a croissant (ask for it toasted). Don’t leave without grabbing a loaf of bread for later. Opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on the weekends.

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Fabrique’s compact brownie
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15. Studio

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23 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 475-1920
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Studio is prolific restaurateur Gabriel Stulman's (Joseph Leonard, Bar Sardine, Fairfax) all-day entrant into Gramercy’s Freehand Hotel. Solid breakfast offerings include various baked goods like a sourdough croissant, a hemp milk chia bowl, and a fried egg sandwich with pimento cheese in a comfortable, couch-filled space. The ground-floor new American restaurant Simon & the Whale also serves breakfast weekdays at 8 a.m.

An expansive dining room with blue columns and leather chairs. Anthony Bui/Eater

16. Pastis

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52 Gansevoort St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-4844
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Legendary French bistro Pastis is back, in a just-as-stylishly appointed space in Meatpacking. Breakfast is a calmer time of day to patronize the Keith McNally classic — which he revived with new partner Stephen Starr — when dishes such as croque monsieur, ham-and-cheese crepes, and Belgian waffles are on the menu.

A leather u-shaped booth in a naturally lit dining room with hardwood floors
The dining room at Pastis
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17. High Street on Hudson

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637 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(917) 388-3944
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This is a great place for a breakfast meeting. High Street offers killer breakfast items, like an onion bialy with lox or an avocado tartine. But most exciting are star baker Melissa Weller’s pastries, including a black sesame kouign amann, pistachio croissant, and top-notch bagels.

Fried eggs, sautéed greens, sausage, bacon, crispy potatoes, toast on a white plate
The Meatpacker from High Street on Hudson
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18. abcV

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38 E.19th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-5829
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Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Paulette Cole’s vegetarian Abc offspring is serving a morning meal that includes smoothies; gluten-free almond pancakes; and scrambled eggs with broccoli, alpine cheese, and dill. A selection of dosas includes one that's filled with yogurt, avocado, and sprouts.

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The all-white interior at abcV restaurant
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19. Fairfax

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234 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 933-1824
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Gabriel Stulman's charming aesthetic got a revamp when Perla flipped to Fairfax, an all-day cafe and wine bar resembling a living room. At breakfast time, settle into one of the leather couches or large armchairs for savory oatmeal, some eggs, or avocado toast with scallion cream cheese, gravlax, and everything spice. Served until 11:30 a.m. on weekdays.

20. Buvette

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42 Grove St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-3590
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The eggs at Jody Williams’s Grove Street charmer are cooked with the steam wand on the espresso machine, normally used to make a cappuccino — and they’re perfect. Starting at 7 a.m. daily, diners have the option of topping them with either smoked salmon or prosciutto. A waffle sandwich and plenty of pastries are also available at this petite restaurant.

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The bar at Buvette
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21. Veselka

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144 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-9682
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This Ukrainian diner offers breakfast 24 hours a day. The menu has challah French toast, pancakes, waffles, and latkes served with sour cream and apple sauce. The blintzes and pierogis are especially great.

Diners sit and eat on stools at the bar of a Ukrainian diner
The bar at Veselka
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22. West-bourne

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137 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012
(347) 534-3050
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Another all-day cafe has opened in Soho, this time with a charitable bent and major California vibes. West-bourne opens daily at 8 a.m., offering breakfast bowls such as roasted banana yogurt with bananas, cacao crunch, and turmeric or the more savory english muffin with scrambled eggs, avocado, spicy labneh, and pickled onions — and it donates a portion of its proceeds to the poverty-fighting Robin Hood Foundation’s nonprofit the Door, which funds hospitality job training.

Small trees and potted plants sit in front of a swanky Soho diner. The front of the restaurant is painted blue with warm shining through windows from the inside.
West-bourne in Soho
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23. The Jones

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54 Great Jones St
New York, NY 10012
(646) 429-8383
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Longtime Noho cafe Great Jones Cafe has become the Jones, a casual all-day spot from esteemed neighborhood restaurateur Gabriel Stulman. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and includes an omelette, an egg salad sandwich, and eggs any way. There’s a new mahogany leather couch and communal table, but touches from the old cafe like an Elvis bust remain. 

A dining room with table seating on the left, communal seating in the center, and a bar to the right
The dining room at the Jones
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24. Café Habana

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17 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 625-2001
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Between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on a weekday is an easier time to sneak into this usually packed restaurant. Cuban-Mexican breakfast dishes include huevos rancheros, an egg sandwich with black beans, huevos divorciados (like huevos rancheros with salsa verde), and eggs with chorizo. Bonus: Most of the breakfast items at this Nolita restaurant clock in under $10.

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25. Floret

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225 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
(646) 343-4501
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This all-day cafe landed on the ground floor of Nolita’s Sister City hotel last year with a robust menu of toasts, pastries, sandwiches, bowls, and sides. Floret has a sprawling 186-seat space with nearly 50 seats outside in a garden patio and another 16 seats at the bar. The California-inspired cafe — from chefs Joe Ogrodnek and Andrew Whitcomb — serves a seasonally changing menu with items like banana macadamia bread, lemon ricotta griddle cakes, and avocado and egg served with sunflower seed hummus.

A large dining room with a bar counter with stools to the left, windows and booth seating to the right, and dark wood decor throughout
The dining room at Floret
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26. La Mercerie

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53 Howard St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 852-9097
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Soho all-day cafe La Mercerie serves a very Parisian breakfast starting at 9 a.m. that includes a ham-and-egg crepe and butter-and-jam baguette. Absolutely everything is for sale in the dreamy space, from the silverware to the tables, which is inside the Roman and Williams store. Fashion elite, from Vogue to bloggers, are accordingly flocking. So is Ina Garten

Suited waitstaff work through a high-ceiling dining room with hanging light fixtures and potted trees
The dining room at La Mercie
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27. Davelle

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102 Suffolk St
New York, NY 10002
(646) 988-1973
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Open daily at 8 a.m., this stylish but sparse Japanese cafe serves breakfast toast sets that cost $9. Choose from pretty options like chocolate banana, ham and egg, and cheese curry. This cafe is the daytime place to be, especially for laptop workers.

A snug cafe with high ceilings, a mirror, a single table, and a coffee menu written in cursive on paper
Davelle
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28. Shopsin's

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88 Essex St
New York, NY 10002

The late Kenny Shopsin’s kids have kept this beloved diner going, even with a relocation across the street with the rest of Essex Market. The massive menu can be overwhelming to newcomers, but start with the “blisters on my sister” category, where anything from chickpea stew to a skillet of rice and beans comes topped with two sunny-side up eggs. Pumpkin pancakes are also a top choice. Note that Shopsins is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and breakfast starts at 9 a.m.

An open kitchen with wooden booths and and high-top counters in the Essex Market
Shopsin’s at Essex Market
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29. Kopitiam

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151 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
(646) 894-7081
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All-day Malaysian cafe Kopitiam has made a splash with its reopening, expanding offerings to include more savory options, too. The sunny, colorful space from chef-owner Kyo Pang and partner Moonlynn Tsai kicks off breakfast service at 9 a.m. with dishes like kaya toast, half-boiled eggs with soy sauce and pepper, and fish ball soup. Closed Wednesdays.

Potted plants hang from the ceiling in a naturally lit dining room with bar stools, high-top counters, and exposed brick
The dining room at Kopitiam
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30. Golden Diner

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123 Madison St
New York, NY 10002

Momofuku alum Samuel Yoo has added a throwback-style diner to the Two Bridges area of the Lower East Side, where breakfast starts at 10 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Perch on seafoam green swivel stools while eating Yoo’s takes on diner fare, including an egg and cheese sandwich on a sesame scallion milk bun, honey butter pancakes, kale and parm biscuits with gravy, and matcha coffee cake. Closed Mondays.

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The egg sandwich at Golden Diner
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31. Augustine

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5 Beekman St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 375-0010
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Keith McNally’s aesthetic lends itself to the ground floor of the Beekman Hotel, where Augustine’s yellow-hued dining room presents a lovely setting for a leisurely breakfast. Now under chef Markus Glocker, the menu features traditional breakfast items like eggs en cocotte and grapefruit brulee, plus a Viennese breakfast that comes with charcuterie and cheeses. For true morning decadence, beignets are available.

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The bar at Augustine
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32. Hole in the Wall Cafe and Bar

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15 Cliff St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 602-9991
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This Australian cafe — with another location at 626 First Avenue in Murray Hill — offers up the breezy, down-under dishes for which the country is known. Avocado toast and flat whites are standout, as is the iced coffee come summer. Plus, there’s ample seating for a pre-work drop-by or a meeting, starting at 7 a.m.

Avocado toast is topped with lemon, cheese, tomato, egg, and black sesame seeds
Avocado toast from Hole in the Wall
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33. George's New York

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89 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10006
(212) 269-8026
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Since the 1950s, George’s has been fueling the FiDi work crowd ahead of a day’s work. The no-nonsense diner is serving breakfast essentials like chocolate chip pancakes, eggs with hash browns, waffles, and omelets. The familial staff and setting at George’s are hard to find elsewhere.

34. King David Tacos

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Financial District worker bees have a breakfast taco option in King David Taco, a Prospect Park cart that has added another two locations in FiDi and Madison Square Park. Weekdays from 6 a.m. (or 6:30 at Madison) to 10 a.m. (and 10:30 for Madison), breakfast tacos are on offer, including the BPEC (bacon, potato, egg, and cheese), Queen Bean (refried beans, potato, egg, and cheese), and Or’izo (Mexican chorizo, potato, egg, and cheese).

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King David Tacos
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1. Absolute Bagels

2788 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
A man in a new year’s hat smiles behind a bagel counter. Robert Sietsema/Eater

For a breakfast-on-the-go, this Upper West Side bakery and bagel shop is a fine choice. The bagels here are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and there is a wide variety of spreads for schmearing, too.

2788 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

2. Barney Greengrass

541 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
A man stands at the fish counter at Barney Greengrass
Barney Greengrass’s fish counter
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Barney Greengrass is a true New York institution. The menu includes a long list of omelets and egg sandwiches; anything with smoked fish is the way to go. For first-timers, an ideal order is the eggs with a side of pastrami salmon. Barney Greengrass is closed on Mondays, but it otherwise opens daily at 8 a.m.

541 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024

3. E.A.T.

1064 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

Part of Eli Zabar’s east side empire, E.A.T. is a diner-cafe mix that blends American breakfast classics with Jewish fare. Sit in the checkered room for dishes such as a ratatouille omelet, cheese blintzes with apple sauce, or a bagel with sturgeon.

1064 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028

4. Zai Lai (Turnstyle)

New York, NY 10019
The storefront and ordering counter at Zai Lai, inside the Turnstyle Market at Columbus Circle
The storefront at Zai Lai
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Starting at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays, this underground stand in Turnstyle market starts serving Taiwanese takes on breakfast. Think egg sandwiches on sesame flatbread and rice porridge with pork belly, sous vide egg, bamboo, and pickled cucumber. They're especially great options for anyone passing through the Columbus Circle subway station in the morning.

5. Sullivan Street Bakery

533 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
A small pancetta and egg sandwich is held in a hand
The pancetta and egg sandwich at Sullivan Street Bakery
Ryan Sutton/Eater

Even if unknowingly, many New Yorkers have tried the bread from Sullivan Street, since it’s sold to many restaurants around the city. The dishes are just as fantastic, especially the soft eggs with prosciutto on brioche, which comes highly praised. The bakery opens daily at 7 a.m.

533 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

6. The Lobster Club

98 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022
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A colorful and cozy dining room with orange chairs, green booths, and abstract artwork on the wall
The dining room at the Lobster Club
Jessie Jacobson/Eater

Major Food Group’s (the Grill, Carbone) Midtown Japanese restaurant has breakfast that’s decidedly more American than the lunch and dinner menus. Dishes such as an open-faced bagel and lox and a sticky bun pull from the group’s Soho Jewish restaurant Sadelle’s — though there is also a sausage and egg sandwich with shiitake mushrooms and shishito peppers. The colorful space may be a bit much early in the morning, but it’s certainly a unique option in Midtown.

98 E 53rd St
New York, NY 10022

7. Margon

136 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Wedges of lime sit next to a plate of roast pork topped with pickled onions
Pork roast and salad at Margon
Robert Sietsema/Eater

This Times Square lunch counter is mobbed during lunchtime, but it's peaceful in the mornings before 10 a.m. During lunch its magnificent Cuban sandwiches are the clear choice, but breakfast calls for an egg platter or an omelet (all under $7), plus a Cuban coffee. Its storefront can be easy to miss.

136 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036

8. Boqueria

260 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
Two swirl pastries covered in cinnamon and sugar
Churro s’mores at Boqueria
Liz Barclay/Eater

Boqueria’s airy and bright Times Square location serves up a Spanish breakfast weekdays starting at a very early 6:30 a.m. Dishes such as tortilla Española; a fried egg English muffin sandwich with housemade chorizo, Mahón cheese, and sautéed kale; and churros with chocolate are on the menu alongside full coffee service.

260 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018

9. Spanish Diner

10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
A brightly lit dining room with an open kitchen space to the left and a dining area to the right with wooden tables and chairs
Spanish Diner at Mercado Little Spain
Alex Staniloff/Eater

Humanitarian chef Jose Andres’ Hudson Yards food hall Mercado Little Spain houses a full-service diner that offers a lovely breakfast starting at 7 a.m. daily. Pair eggs with morcilla and other pork products, eat classic tortilla, or try olive oil pancakes with honey. Wander around the rest of the expansive and varied space if there’s a wait.

10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001

10. Pershing Square Café

90 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

The team at this Grand Central-adjacent bistro takes its pancakes very seriously. Whether traditional buttermilk or whole wheat, options include blueberry, strawberry, banana, or chocolate chip. The pancakes are so fluffy and buttery, a scoop of butter on the side is unnecessary. The rest of the breakfast menu is just like diner fare: not fancy or terribly interesting, but always solid.

90 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017

11. Cookshop

156 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Marc Meyer and Vicki Freeman's all-day restaurant Cookshop is a fun place to go for breakfast before or after touring the High Line. Seasonal items like a roasted broccoli egg scramble are served alongside popular mainstays like almond pancakes and huevos rancheros. For a well-rounded breakfast, the bowl of kale, spinach, brown rice, quinoa, lentils, and pickled beets with a poached egg is a strong choice.

156 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

12. Caffe Marchio

30 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016
A glass counter and display case filled with pastries, with a black display board behind it. Gary He/Eater

Caffe Marchio, the casual stand-up coffee shop from Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality Group, is a Roman-style shop with high ceilings, standing tables, a long counter of Italian pastries on display, and a sandwich board menu of coffees from Joe Coffee. Breakfast service runs from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., when buttery biscuit egg sandwiches and apple fritters are available.

30 E 30th St
New York, NY 10016

13. Black Seed Appetizing

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Black Seed goes big in Chelsea Market, where it opened an appetizing counter on the basement level. All the same wood-fired bagels are here in sandwich form such as a bacon, egg and cheese; salmon, egg, cream cheese, and sauteed onions; and ricotta, apple, and honey — but there’s also appetizing items sold from a counter like smoked fish, cream cheeses, salad, nut butter, and tinned fish. There are 16 seats to perch on, a rarity in Chelsea Market.

75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011

14. Fabrique Bakery

348 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
A dark chocolate brownie topped with whole almonds held between two fingers
Fabrique’s compact brownie
Robert Sietsema/Eater

The celebrated cardamom rolls and cinnamon buns are a spectacular entry point at Fabrique, but there’s plenty more to explore at this new-to-the-city Swedish import. The pared-down breakfast menu features chia pudding, a selection of yogurts, and a ham and cheese sandwich that can be served on a sourdough roll or a croissant (ask for it toasted). Don’t leave without grabbing a loaf of bread for later. Opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on the weekends.

348 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014

15. Studio

23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
An expansive dining room with blue columns and leather chairs. Anthony Bui/Eater

Studio is prolific restaurateur Gabriel Stulman's (Joseph Leonard, Bar Sardine, Fairfax) all-day entrant into Gramercy’s Freehand Hotel. Solid breakfast offerings include various baked goods like a sourdough croissant, a hemp milk chia bowl, and a fried egg sandwich with pimento cheese in a comfortable, couch-filled space. The ground-floor new American restaurant Simon & the Whale also serves breakfast weekdays at 8 a.m.

23 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010

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16. Pastis

52 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
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A leather u-shaped booth in a naturally lit dining room with hardwood floors
The dining room at Pastis
Louise Palmberg/Eater

Legendary French bistro Pastis is back, in a just-as-stylishly appointed space in Meatpacking. Breakfast is a calmer time of day to patronize the Keith McNally classic — which he revived with new partner Stephen Starr — when dishes such as croque monsieur, ham-and-cheese crepes, and Belgian waffles are on the menu.

52 Gansevoort St
New York, NY 10014

17. High Street on Hudson

637 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
Fried eggs, sautéed greens, sausage, bacon, crispy potatoes, toast on a white plate
The Meatpacker from High Street on Hudson
Paul Crispin Quitoriano/Eater

This is a great place for a breakfast meeting. High Street offers killer breakfast items, like an onion bialy with lox or an avocado tartine. But most exciting are star baker Melissa Weller’s pastries, including a black sesame kouign amann, pistachio croissant, and top-notch bagels.

637 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

18. abcV

38 E.19th St, New York, NY 10003