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5 Brunch Spots To Bring Your Date on Valentine's Day in NYC

January 29, 2017
Flatlay picture of french toasts and breakfast bowl with bananas

Valentine’s Day can be dreaded for some people and loved by other ones. Every year this day unites people, whether they are in a relationship or not. Some might enjoy it with friends and others might not even acknowledge the day. This year, we believe everyone should take pleasure in the occasion by going out for brunch. Because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love brunch? Personally, our love affair revolves around granola and acaï bowls. We’ve tested out 5 exceptional brunch spots for every genre; now see for yourself where you’ll eat next! 

Bluestone Lane

Flat lay picture of two coffee cups at New York City's Bluestone Lane café
Coffee and breakfast at New York City's Bluestone Lane café
Coffee on a table at New York City's Bluestone Lane café

If you’ve never had a latte in Australia, don’t worry about it; Bluestone Lane Coffee has got you covered. This New York City gem is influenced from the renowned coffee culture hub of Melbourne, where high quality coffee is a way of life. This Australian coffee chain can be found in different locations in the city, whether you’re in the West Village or the Upper East Side. Not only is the coffee roasted to perfection, but also the ambiance is dreamy. From soft marble counters to hanging planters, it’s the ultimate brunch spot.

 

Our favorite dish on the menu: Avocado Smash 


The Butcher's Daughter

Mood image of New York City's Butcher's Daughter restaurant
Wall decor and products at New York City's Butcher's Daughter restaurant
Customer's enjoying a meal at New York City's Butcher's Daughter restaurant

As you might have suspected, The Butcher’s Daughter is the antagonist of her father. This charming vegetarian restaurant treats fruits and vegetables as a butcher would meat; they chop, fillet and carve fresh produce into healthy and wholesome dishes. They are known for sourcing local produce and ingredients, and also supporting sustainable communities. You can find two bohemian beach-inspired locations in New York, as well as two more in Los Angeles.

 

Our favorite dish on the menu: Spicy Kale Ceasar


Two Hands

Coffee on a counter at Two Hands restaurant in New York City
Avocado Toast at Two Hands restaurant in New York City
Menu on the wall at at Two Hands restaurant in New York City

If one Australian café was not enough, then you’re in for a treat. Two Hands is inspired by Australia’s forward-thinking culinary scene and relaxed beach lifestyle. It aims to be a place for the community to unwind and enjoy a soothing space. Melbourne chef, Frankie Cox, created a healthy menu that focuses on bold flavors and fresh ingredients. This coastal-inspired interior will make you feel worlds away from the daily New York grind.

 

Our favorite dish on the menu: Brassicas Bowl


Dimes

Breakfast bowl with bananas at Dimes restaurant in New York City
Restaurant ambiance and decor at Dimes restaurant in New York City
Love Toast - French toast and breakfast bowl at Dimes restaurant in New York City

In the heart of the Lower East Side can be found a California-inspired modern dining, and it’s all you can expect and even more. This popular eatery is best known for its power breakfasts and health-conscious meals. On the menu, you can find fruity or savory dishes to suit your appetite, such as buckwheat yogurt pancakes or your classic spicy scrambled eggs. This restaurant caters from morning to night, so you can eat healthful bowls at dawn and drink fancy cocktails at dusk.

 

Our favorite dish on the menu: Love Toast


The Elk

Service counter at The Elk restaurant in New York City
Coffee and breakfast bowl at The Elk restaurant in New York City
Barista serving a coffee at The Elk restaurant in New York City

If you’re in the mood for a rustic coffee shop atmosphere, The Elk is your spot. This quaint West Village café is mostly known by locals and offers breakfast until 4 pm. Founded by Vancouver Native, Claire Chan; The Elk is inspired by the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and focuses on social responsibility and sustainability. Most tables are laptop free to allow an enjoyable and peaceful ambiance for all customers.

 

Our favorite dish on the menu: Egg Sandwich 

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