Here we go again on the NYC bandwagon! It actually feels like a dream that I was there at all but I love re-living all the moments when I’m writing the blogs so there’s definitely going to be one more blog in the next few weeks!
Anyway as you can imagine, there are endless choices of restaurants and cafes in New York and it can be hard to decide where you want to go. I had researched cool spots and obviously insta-worthy cafes and restaurants before I went and we didn’t even get to half of them! So I’ve put a few here that we visited and liked but definitely use google maps and Instagram to search for places on the go too.
- Serra by Birrera at Eataly NYC Flatiron, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York. $$$
This restaurant is in Eataly which is just opposite the Flat Iron building- a really cool location! Eataly has lots of restuarants and cafes in the building so can choose where you want to go, but we actually booked Serra by Birrera two weeks in advance because it’s always jam-packed so don’t rock up expecting a table without a reservation!
- Citizens of Chelsea, 401 W 25th St, New York. $$
This was a really cool spot for brunch or lunch. There were lots of egg options and salads on the menu and it wasn’t too expensive! They have another restaurant in Gramercy too if you’re in that area.
- Starbucks Reserve, 61 9th Ave, New York. $$$
It may be $8 for a coffee but it was one of the best cups of coffee I’ve ever had. You can choose what type of coffee beans you want, where they come from etc etc- so much choice! We didn’t eat there but the food looked really good so you could definitely have a nice lunch there. It was also just across from the Chelsea Market and that whole area was really cool so make sure you visit while you’re in NYC.
- Ellen’s Stardust Diner, 1650 Broadway, New York. $$
This was such a cool spot just off Times Square and I would definitely recommend going while you’re in NYC. Now the food is fine, it’s not out of this world, typical American diner food but it’s about the experience. All of the waiters/waitresses are trying to make it on broadway so they each sing in turn- it sounds a bit absurd but it’s actually amazing! Wouldn’t recommend the dessert- you could definitely go somewhere else for something nicer, but it’s worth visiting to experience the singing!
- El Vez and Burrito Bar, 259 Vesey St, New York. $$$
We went here with Anuraj (Rianne’s uncle) on one of our last days in NYC. It was actually the day I went to Goldman Sachs to meet the events team and we took the ferry from GS with Anuraj from their New Jersey office across the Hudson to Manhattan. The restaurant was literally only a 3 minute walk then from the ferry, towards Brookfield place and the food was amazing! I don’t have Mexican food that often and the first time I ever had it was last summer in Chicago – I’ve learned not to go for the spicy dishes! But there was a huge choice on the menu and we had fabulous cocktails so it’s definitely worth a visit if you like Mexican food!
Some others that were on my list but that we didn’t get around to are:
- Cha Cha Matcha.
- The Blue Box Café.
- Café Medi.
- Ralphs Coffee.
- Sweets by Chloe.
- Old Rose.
- Roman and Williams Guild.
I hope this is helpful if you’re visiting New York in the next few months and if you haven’t already read my other blogs on NYC click here!