Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, and we’re taking our minds off the fact that summer is almost over by thinking about brunch.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite restaurants that offer a weekday or special Labor Day brunch so you can end your summer with mimosas, Bloody Marys, good food and friends.
Upper West Side
Good Enough to Eat
If you’re in the mood from some quality American comfort food this Labor Day, head to Good Enough To Eat. This rustic Upper West Side spot features a wide variety of omelets, as well as several different kinds of pancakes and waffles made from fresh-daily batter and served with organic maple syrup. Located just a block from Central Park, Good Enough To Eat is the perfect starting point for a fun-filled Labor Day in the city. Read our review of brunch at Good Enough to Eat here. Good Enough to Eat serves brunch Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 520 Columbus Ave.
Lower East Side
Get your soul food fix at Sweet Chick, known for its mouth-watering chicken and waffles. This laid-back Lower East Side spot also offers a wide range of other brunch items if chicken and waffles aren’t your thing (although you should seriously try the ones at Sweet Chick). Some of our favorite items include the biscuits with sausage gravy, shrimp and grits, and the steak and eggs. Read our review of brunch at Sweet Chick here. Sweet Chick serves brunch on Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. 178 Ludlow St.
If you’re looking for a party brunch this Labor Day (it is a holiday after all), La Flaca is the place to be. This Mexican restaurant offers a two-hour bottomless brunch deal for $26 seven days a week. The menu features mostly standard Mexican brunch items like huevos rancheros and tacos, but also includes traditional American breakfast dishes like hash browns, pancakes, and eggs. La Flaca serves brunch every day from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 384 Grand St.
Cafe Orlin doesn’t normally offer a weekday brunch, so take advantage of it this Labor Day. The cafe serves American and Middle Eastern food, though we recommend sticking to the ladder here. The Tunisian eggs and green omelette were crowd pleasers at our brunch at Cafe Orlin, and whatever you do, don’t forget to order the malawach — a fried dough dish with tomato sauce. Read our review of Cafe Orlin here. Cafe Orlin serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but on Labor Day Monday, the restaurant will also serve brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 41 St. Marks Place.
Cupping Room Cafe
The Cupping Room Cafe, a cozy spot in Soho with exposed-brick walls, serves up classic American fare like waffles, pancakes and French toast. There’s also a slew of omelets to choose from, as well as a variety of homemade baked goods. Located in the heart of Soho, Cupping Room Cafe is a great brunch option if you want to spend the rest of your day off shopping. Cupping Room Cafe will serve brunch on Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 359 W. Broadway.