Taking your mom out for a Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday? Here are our top favorite NYC brunch spots that are perfect to show your mom that you care.
Cookshop (Chelsea) – I suggest Cookshop if you are brunching with a larger group this mother’s day. It is spacious so you wont feel cramped at a larger table. Their drinks are excellent and their brunch is tasty and unique. I recommend the Heuvos Rancheros or breakfast sandwich. Can make reservations
EJ’s Luncheonette (UES) – This isn’t your typical diner and it’s my favorite brunch spot in the area. They have all of the staples you expect to see at a NYC diner but quality is top-notch and it’s more of a casual joint compared to the other brunch spots on this list. It is also very family friendly. The french toast and EJ’s special breakfast plate are my favorites. Cash only, no reservations but not a long wait
Friend of a Farmer (Gramercy) This cozy cafe is a lovely place to bring your mom for brunch. It’s very quaint and homey with fireplaces and charming rooms tucked away. With their fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes and fresh maple syrup you’ll feel transported to a Vermont country inn. No reservations for brunch it’s very popular so expect a bit of a wait
Hundred Acres (SOHO) – This is my favorite brunch spot in the area. Lovely rooms that makes you feel like you’re sitting down to a farm table while the other your in a lovely garden. Fresh market ingredients that are fresh and creative. Try the goat cheese thyme bread pudding with a poached egg. Seriously… Can make reservations
Prune (LES) – A fantastic spot for dinner but also highly recommended for brunch. It is a small room so the wait can be a long one but it’s worth it! Their bloody mary’s are to die for and after trying their pasta carbonara you’ll wonder why you don’t eat pasta for breakfast every day. No reservations
Tipsy Parsons (Chelsea) – This is my new favorite brunch spot in the city. Tasty farm to table dishes that are seasonal and packed full of fresh market veggies. This charming bistro style spot is small so expect a wait. However you can reserve the large communal table in the back if you have a larger party. Try the mushroom toast with soft scrambled eggs and the shrimps with grits. (expect a review soon since I will be spending mother’s day brunch there) Reservation for large groups