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New York City’s Best Patio Brunch Spots

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s patio season! Bitches love alfresco dining so we’ve put together the ultimate list for you to make deciding where to go that much easier. Don’t forget your sunglasses!

Gemma brunch

Gemma

Located at The Bowery Hotel, this place has a cozy interior and come warmer weather they also offer lots of sidewalk seating and an awning. Plus, it’s known for celebrity sighting, so you’ll definitely want the best seats in the house. Read our brunch review, here.

Gemma, 335 Bowery, New York, NY, (212) 505-7300

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Bluestone Lane

While this Australian cafe has opened up locations in New York (and a number of other cities), most notable for patio dining is its Upper East Side location. Located inside part of a church, it has beautiful sandstone walls, mirrors and booths as well as ample outdoor seating at cafe tables. Right on 5th Ave, it’s a great place to sit and take everything in while enjoying dishes like the granola or smashed avocado that made them famous. Read our brunch review, here

The Bluestone location on Greenwich Ave also has some outdoor tables on offer. In keeping with the downtown location, this spot has a cozy cottage feel about it. They offer the same menu items so depending on where you find yourself, you can’t go wrong.

Bluestone Lane, 1085 5th Ave, New York, NY, (718) 374-6858

 

Shoo Shoo

This charming Nolita spot offer Mediterranean items with a twist. We recommend the “ShookShooka” dish – sweet, thick and fluffy pancakes that are coated in cinnamon sugar. They also have a smoothie bowl, salads, hummus, avocado toast and a chicken sandwich. For cocktails we recommend “The Colonial,” a bright orange concoction made with Aperol, Ford’s Gin, sparkling rosé, lemon, and rhubarb. Enjoy your time here inside or sit out on the black and white bistro chairs. Read our brunch review, here.

Shoo Shoo, 371 Broome Street, New York, NY, (646) 590-6800

 

Sunday in Brooklyn

Bitches love a call to action and that’s exactly what this place eludes to. Outdoor seating dotted along the store front makes for great people watching while enjoying a house juice, pastries or their insanely enticing malted pancakes with hazelnut maple praline and brown butter. Read our brunch review, here.

Sunday in Brooklyn, 348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY, (347) 222-6722

 

Laduree Soho

From the street it may not look like it but there is a fairly large courtyard garden out the back with tables scattered below beautifully blossomed trees. Enjoy eggs, pastries, tea, mimosas and of course, their world renowned macarons. Maybe even take a few home with you.

Laduree, 396 West Broadway New York, NY, (646) 392-7868

The Butcher's Daughter Brunch

The Butcher’s Daughter

The Butcher’s Daughter is known for its plant-based menu that offers items like organic muesli, smashed avocado toast Benedict, tacos and French toast. It also offers different varieties of mimosas like blood orange and grapefruit. Who said plant-based food is boring?! The Nolita location has outdoor benches under an awning, it’s a great place to people watch and enjoy clean, tasty food. Read our brunch review, here.

The Butcher’s Daughter, 19 Kenmare Street, New York, NY, (212) 219-3434

 

Cecconi’s Dumbo

Dumbo has to be one of the most visited places in New York when it comes to taking photos of the skyline and the bridges downtown. It would seem restaurateurs caught onto this idea pretty quickly and now we’re blessed with places like Cecconi’s. Check out its gorgeous interiors with chandeliers and lots of outdoor patio seating with views of the water. At a glance, the menu offer pastries, hotcakes, eggs Florentine, pasta, pizza and salads. Sip on brunch cocktails like a Cecconi’s Bloody Mary, one of three types of spritzes or pressed juices all when you’re not too busy getting photos for Instagram.

Cecconi’s Dumbo, 55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY, (718) 650-3900

 

Bar Primi

Located right in the Bowery in the East Village is this Italian restaurant that serves brunch. It offers dishes like ricotta pancakes, an Italian Benedict, scrambled egg crostino, baked eggs and sandwiches. Enjoy all this while sipping a Bellini or two. Read our brunch review, here.

Bar Primi, 325 Bowery, New York, NY, (212) 220-9100

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The Wren

Yet ANOTHER Bowery brunch spot — We’re seeing a trend! By night this place has somewhat of a pub feel but during the day and in warmer weather months it opens the windows and rolls out the patio dining, (think benches with umbrellas). It serves items like bourbon churros, maple-sage sausage sandwich, French toast, mushroom soft scramble (it’s delicious) and a breakfast BLT. For drinks, the Raspberry Beret is our pick. Read our brunch review, here.

The Wren, 344 Bowery, New York, NY, (212) 388-0148

 

Lafayette

Located on the very street it draws its name from, is this French inspired bistro. Its charming patio is perfect for people watching. We recommend their pastries to start before moving onto items like granola, lemon pancakes, banana French toast, salmon gravlax Benedict, brisket burger or steak and eggs. Drink options include wine, cocktails and aperitifs. Read our brunch review, here.

Lafayette, 380 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, (212)-533-3000

Gallow Green Brunch

Gallow Green

Located above the McKittrick Hotel, Gallow Green is a lush garden rooftop with amazing views of the city. This place is like a little oasis. The fried chicken and waffles are not to be missed, and the pastries are an excellent option for those craving some carbs. Read our brunch review, here.

Gallow Green, 542 West 27th Street, (212) 564-1662

Sauvage Brunch

Sauvage

Marble accents and pops of color make Sauvage an instant eye catcher. Not only do they have a pretty sick interior but they have outdoor seating on offer too. The corner of Nassau and Lorimer provides for some good people watching while enjoying dishes like a grain bowl, fried fish sandwich, French toast or frittata Lorraine. Wash it down with cocktails like Bellinis or Bloody Marys. Read our brunch review, here.

Sauvage, 905 Lorimer St Brooklyn, NY, (718) 486-6816

 

The Bonnie

Astoria Bitches, this ones for you! The Bonnie boasts a large patio area with lots of bench space for you to enjoy brunch menu items like breakfast panna cotta, brunch burger, steak and eggs, salmon flatbread, and French toast sticks. They offer an extensive and affordable cocktails list as well as beer, wine and shots.

The Bonnie, 29-12 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY, (718) 274-2105

 

Gran Electrica

Gran Electrica offer an authentic and unique Mexican brunch.This Dumbo gem features dining garden right underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Hand-pressed tortillas and chorizo made on site make Gran Electrica’s dishes extra special. Their margaritas are a must.

Gran Electrica, 5 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY, (718) 852-2700

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Five Leaves

Located in Greenpoint, BK is this super cozy and quaint restaurant that in the warmer months offers outdoor seating that wraps around its corner store real estate. You can’t mention Five Leaves to anyone without them telling you to get the pancakes. So we’ll join suit. Get the pancakes. They comes with honey butter, berries and pure maple syrup. Wander the area around Bedford Ave after you’re done brunching to top off a great meal. Read our brunch review, here.

Five Leaves,18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY, (718) 383-5345

Alex Gillies

NYC Associate Food Editor

A self-proclaimed "Southern Hemisphere Belle" originally from Melbourne, Australia who traded in flip flops for snow boots. She can often be found wandering the streets of New York listening to a podcast or tackling the city one diner, biscuit café, and Bloody Mary at a time.

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