Some mornings, a dining hall breakfast just doesn’t cut it. Start your day in a tastier way by making a morning pit stop at one of these breakfast joints — sure to satisfy any food craving.
Enjoy the quaint atmosphere with a signature mighty leaf latte ($2.15) paired with anything from a small, sweet morning treat like a mixed berry or apricot scone ($2.75) to a specialty breakfast sandwich, like a rolled mushroom omelet and arugula on mini ciabatta ($5.10).
68 Bleecker St.
Di Fiore Marquet Cafe
With its vast windows painted with branches and blossoming flowers, this cafe is so inviting that some might say it’s worth the higher price tag. Try the orange zest brioche French toast topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream ($14).
15 E. 12th St.
This is a great place for a quiet, solo meal and a chance to relax and read one of the publications lining the walls. Their egg and cheese croissant sandwiches ($5.50) are a delicious combination of breakfast favorites.
107 University Place
This traditional Belgian restaurant serves large, authentic Belgian waffles drenched in different toppings, like the waffle Chantilly, served with whipped cream and strawberry sauce ($7).
44 W. 17th St.
The Grey Dog’s Coffee
Enjoy breakfast served until 3 p.m. Try the hearty Grey Dog’s Breakfast ($12.95), served with home fries, eggs, French toast or pancakes topped with fresh fruit, bacon, sausage or ham. If you want a simpler breakfast, try the Irish ($5.50) or Delaware baked ($8.95) oatmeal.
90 University Place
Cornelia Street Café
The $20 prix fixe brunch special at this darling cafe covers two food items and one hot and cold drink. Options include warm chocolate bread, eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros.
29 Cornelia St.
This tiny shop serves delectable Dutch crepes and has options like Nutella, banana and strawberries ($12) or Swiss cheese and wild mushroom ($10).
169 Sullivan St.
La Colombe Torrefaction
The ambience is the definition of hip — there is no menu in this cafe. Go to the register and confidently order a legendary chocolate croissant and their signature coffee ($2) or a specialty latte ($4.50), elegantly served in black and white china.
400 Lafayette St.
A Café Aloha, espresso with steamed coconut and regular milk ($4.25), along with a bagel with smoked salmon, capers and cream cheese ($6) and the bright yellow walls make this coffee joint the perfect spot for a morning pick-me-up.
28 Jane St.
This quaint French and American cafe offers delicious classic breakfast dishes in its homey atmosphere. Sit down at hand-painted wooden tables and try the banana walnut or chocolate chip pancakes ($9) or the brioche French toast with berry compote and lemon curd ($10), a Bluebell favorite.
293 Third Ave.
A version of this article appeared in the Wednesday, April 10 print edition. Nicole del Mauro is a contributing writer. Email her at [email protected]