Greenwich Village

The Best Brunch Places in Greenwich Village NYC

The Village, whether it’s East or West, is the place for some of the best bar and restaurants in the city. Not to mention the nightlife and queer scenes are iconic. When brunching, the Village delivers in that arena, too. Far enough away from the stress of Midtown, but historical enough to inspire a love for New York even on the worst MTA days, take your brunch in the Village if you want the cool New Yorker’s experience.

Jack’s Wife Freda

With three locations: one in Soho, one in Chelsea, and the original in the West Village, Jack’s Wife Freda is a brunch where the American and Middle Eastern sides are in perfect harmony. For Middle Eastern fare, the menu features grilled halloumi, peri peri chicken wings, homemade Lebanese yogurt, and waffles made with rosewater.

For lunch, there are options of matzo ball soup, chicken kebabs, and mustard seed crusted tofu with spaghetti squash. (But we’re still thinking about the house-cured duck bacon, to be honest.)

These Mediterranean comfort foods have made Jack’s Wife Freda quite the haven for the elusive, foodie New Yorker. Each dish is not too heavy or too light, but function to give a fully balanced and fully satisfying meal.

With so much on the menu, this place is worth trying again and again. They’ve also got nice French wine, beer, a surprisingly placed English cocktail (Pimm’s Cup #1), and a cantaloupe mimosa.


Iconic brunch spot that’s located between the Village and Soho, Sadelle’s, is worth its weight in bagels. Sadelle’s has a history of making the news with their incredible breakfast options and perfectly prepared bagels. In fact, Sadelle’s was named the best bagel in New York by Grub Street in 2016. They were named the best french toast in 2017, and one of New York’s best new restaurants by the Infatuation in 2015.

What people come to Sadelle’s for is, of course, the bagels, but also the tower of salads, as in lobster, tuna, egg, and shrimp. There is also a selection of fish to choose from if you want your bagel paired with more than creamy cream cheese. There’s even a selection of caviar for the cultured bruncher within you. Eating a tower of bagels is everything you ever imagined for your perfect brunch, and if you haven’t, then you’ve been slacking on your daydreams.

Sadelle’s really has all the staples you’ll need for a satisfying brunch, complete with a bright and bustling décor. Feast on oysters, eggs prepared to your liking, and sticky buns, without ever giving a thought to pesky Monday.


There’s no sugarcoating this: Prune is famous. This East Village eatery is one of the best brunches in the city, and is as busy as they come. Make sure that you plan ahead for this one, as it is very worth the wait. Head chef Gabrielle Hamilton deserves a medal.

First of all, start with a bloody mary. Not only does Prune serve them, they serve a variety of them. They’re famous for it. They’re also famous for the quaintness of the physical restaurant. In the spring and summer, patrons are able to sit by the open doors and look out at those walking by while enjoying their steak and eggs.

Prune has a great combination of classic breakfast items and innovative ones. For example, if you want to try something new, you can go with the sausage and oysters. If that’s not exactly your thing, there’s always the classic eggs benedict. We’re ordering the fried oyster omelet with remoulade, but to each their own.

Circling back to those bloody marys, would you believe us if we said that there are 12 on the menu (one without booze). Just don’t go too crazy, it is still 12 PM. Try Prune if you are the cutest little bruncher there ever was. And the most patient.


If you’re looking for the brunch experience that you deserve, with the spicy Mexican dishes to match, then you’ve found it at Atla. This place is decorated in a modern, casual fashion, and serves brunch all day on the weekends.

With Mexican-inspired dishes that west coast transplants look for in troves, Atla serves simple, tasty brunch complete with micheladas and margaritas that will get your Sunday started as soon as you start sipping.

Brunch includes corn pancakes with apple, ranchero eggs, duck wings, and a pork belly and avocado taco. For dessert, there’s also the option of adding on a baked apple with vanilla ice cream or churros.

When it finally gets warm, Atla also has a beautiful patio for people watching and soaking up the much-needed vitamin D post-winter.

Joseph Leonard

4.6 (454)
$$ · Brunch · 170 Waverly Pl
Open-all-day New American eatery
Open until 12:00 AM

Tartine 4.2 (381)
$$ · Brunch · 253 W 11th St
Pocket-size French bistro
Closing soon: 10:00 PM
Extra Virgin 4.2 (455)
$$ · Brunch · 259 West 4th Street
Mediterranean seafood
Open until 11:00 PM
Westville West 4.4 (222)
$$ · Brunch · 210 W 10th St
Health-conscious American eatery
Open until 10:30 PM
Friedman’s 4.3 (1,319)
$$ · Brunch · 132 W 31st St
Modern venue for seasonal American food
Closing soon: 9:45 PM
abcV 4.5 (459)
$$ · Vegetarian · 38 E 19th St
Chef-driven vegan restaurant & bar
Open until 10:30 PM
Cafe Cluny 4.3 (424)
$$ · Modern French · 284 W 12th St
Bustling local bistro
Closing soon: 10:00 PM
Cookshop 4.4 (1,164)
$$$ · American · 156 10th Ave
Farm-to-hipster American dining
Open until 11:00 PM
Agave 4.1 (499)
$$ · Brunch · 140 7th Ave S
Margarita mecca with Southwestern food
Open until 11:00 PM
The Wild Son 4.7 (237)
$$ · Restaurant · 53 Little W 12th St
Salads, sandwiches & breakfast bowls
Ofrenda 4.3 (316)
$$ · Mexican · 113 7th Ave S
Cozy Mexican cantina
Open until 11:00 PM
Jeffrey’s Grocery 4.5 (281)
$$ · Brunch · 172 Waverly Pl
Homestyle American food with a twist
Open until 11:00 PM
The Grey Dog 4.3 (614)
$$ · American · 90 University Pl
Coffeehouse serving casual eats
Closing soon: 10:00 PM
Rosemary’s 4.3 (775)
$$ · Brunch · 18 Greenwich Ave
Hip Italian trattoria for seasonal fare
Open until 11:00 PM
Society Cafe 4.4 (123)
$$$ · Brunch · 52 W 13th St
Seasonal all-day American restaurant
Open until 11:00 PM
Elephant & Castle 4.4 (230)
$$ · American · 68 Greenwich Ave
Brunchtime mainstay
Open until 12:00 AM
The Standard Grill 4.0 (542)
$$$ · Brunch · 848 Washington St
Trendy, upscale American dining
Open until 11:30 PM
La Bonbonniere 4.5 (293)
$ · American · 28 8th Ave
Simple American diner
Opens at 9:00 AM
Bubby’s 4.3 (1,043)
$$ · Brunch · 73 Gansevoort St
Diner classics served all day
Closing soon: 10:00 PM
Santina 4.1 (353)
$$$ · Italian · 820 Washington St
Seafood-focused Italian dining
Closing soon: 10:00 PM