Breakfast in New York

Love to start the day slow…which doesn’t happen often especially in New York  and in my business it often means starting early than slowing down for breakfast. I love whenever I can schedule breakfast meetings. I have a few friends/vendors/clients with whom I  make it a regular thing. Starting a day (or nearly starting) with a slow meal, with great ingredients, nothing you eat when you are normally on the run is such a great way or  to start really a treat .

Here are some of my favorite places for breakfast

Maialino – In Gramercy Park Hotel its beautiful, peaceful, on the quiet side, with window treatments that allow you to see the  tree tops  of Gramercy Park surrounding you . IF feels really right here,  comfortable decor, done really well, most of all great food, wonderful teas and coffee.  love the poached eggs over spring peas and fava beans and understand the ricotta pancakes are heaven.

Balthazar really needs no words at this point but  I am amazed that many still don’t think of it for breakfast, it’s great for breakfast ( when you go you will see many do), definitely more bustle, and GREAT people watching. Anything from the bakery is great. here I love scrambled eggs in puff pastry with asparagus.
Morandi Same restaurant family as Balthazar, can be madness at night but the morning its a whole different experience. Mornings are  quiet, in all the rustic wood tables and quiet music. Here I like the eggs over artichoke , peas and fava beans.
Standard Grill –  great outdoor area feels a bit like you should be in Nantucket. I love the eggs with maldon salt and sourdough bread.
I can not write this without a shout out to Le Pain Quotidian although a major international chain, always amazes me the consistent quality, and ethics of the restaurant, love the communal tables.

About cornucopiaofbeautifulthings

Dorothy Pfeiffer is owner and Creative Director of Cornucopia since 1995. When she first bought Cornucopia in 1995 it was a retail flower shop on the Upper East Side. Since, Dorothy has moved Cornucopia to a studio space in the heart of the flower market and has expanded the business to include all aspects of event design and recently has developed an added Interior Design for Coporate and Home to the services offered at Cornucopia
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2 Responses to Breakfast in New York

  1. i love, love this post. thanks for highlighting some amazing spots. if only i still lived in nyc.

  2. Bruce Hodges says:

    You have given me new energy to seek out breakfast, which I don’t often do. Your text, plus the beautiful photos, makes me want to go to all of these.

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