4 Trendy Brunches in SoHo

Weekend Hangover

What better way to spend your Sunday than shopping and brunching in SoHo? Sure, it’s a bit crowded on Broadway, but off the beaten path you can find some pretty stellar places that will leave you perfectly satisfied.  We’ve outlined 4 of our favorites in the neighborhood, whether you are looking for a classic Parisian bistro or want to settle into a cute & quirky cafe. Check ‘em out!

The Mercer Kitchen

[Prince street between Mercer & Greene] This sophisticated Jean-Georges hot spot is located in the basement of The Mercer Hotel, complete with exposed brick walls, sleek banquet tables and an open kitchen. Did you know this was one of the first NYC restaurants to have a communal table?! We love the chic, yet rustic vibe this resto gives off, and like every Jean-Georges place [ABC Kitchen, Jean-Georges, Perry St… you get the idea], the menu is filled with seasonal, flavorful & fresh dishes that showcase few ingredients.  If you’re looking for a guaranteed perfect start to your Sunday morning brunch, this it’s at!

  • Budget: $14 – $30 per person
  • Cuisine: Farm-to-table, American
  • Best For: Special occasions or family brunch.
  • What To Order: Any of the pizzas, kale salad, or turkey burger.
  • What To Know: They take reservations.
  • What to Wear: Your Sunday best— heels are appropriate.
  • Scene: Trendy, chic and sceney!

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Hundred Acres

[MacDougal street between Prince & Houston] With the same owners as the famous Cookshop in Chelsea, Hundred Acres brings a trendy, yet home-style feel to SoHo.  The charming restaurant has rickety chairs and wooden tables, potted plants, and an overall neighborhood kitchen atmosphere that you can’t help but fall in love with. Seasonal and interesting combinations on the menu make it quite overwhelming [5 types of bloody marys! 6 different egg dishes!], but anything you order will be cooked to perfection.

  • Budget: $17 – $30 per person
  • Cuisine: New American
  • Best For: A group of friends or a brunch date.
  • What To Order: Chilaquiles, the Arctic Char or the Buttermilk Pancakes.
  • What To Know: There’s always a wait, so definitely make a reservation!
  • What to Wear: Leather leggings and an oversized sweater.
  • Scene: Trendy neighborhood farmhouse.

hundred acres chilaquiles

hundred acres

images via Pork & Chocolate and Hundred Acres

Balthazar

[Spring street between Crosby & Broadway] Looking for a classic brunch to impress? Balthazar is a classy French-inspired bistro with a full bar that has been a NYC hot spot since the late 90’s. This place is always crowded with in-the-know New Yorkers. While it’s a bit loud, and a bit pricey, the food is well worth it! Did we mention it has its own bakery and an abundance of fresh bread and pastries? This is not the place to skip out on the carbs!

  • Budget: $25 – $40 per person
  • Cuisine: French Bistro
  • Best For: Group of co-workers, brunch with your parents.
  • What To Order: Steak tartare, french fries or the brioche french toast.
  • What To Know: They take reservations.
  • What to Wear: Trousers and a silk button-down.
  • Scene: Classy and upscale.

balthazar

balthazar

Photos via Srumpdillyicious & What Shi Eats

Jack’s Wife Freda

[Lafayette street between Broome & Spring] If you want to feel like you’re eating a home-cooked meal in a charming, bright and quirky little spot in SoHo, Jack’s Wife Freda is the place to go. This restaurant is the ultimate blogger haven, which is one of the reasons that photos of their adorably branded sugar packets flood your Instagram feed. We love the atmosphere of this mom-and-pop shop, from the almost hand-written paper menus to and happy-go-lucky branding.  This is a great place to go on a brunch date or with a friend to catch-up, and the meal is both affordable and satisfying.

  • Budget: $7 – $20 per person
  • Cuisine: New American
  • Best For: Friend dates.
  • What To Order: Mashed avocado toast, fish a la plancha or the green shakshuka.
  • What To Know: It’s a very intimate, tiny space! Always expect a wait [no reservations].
  • What to Wear: Skinny jeans and a flannel.
  • Scene: Cozy & quirky, young and stylish.

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 Top photo via eyechow

You can also check out the review of one of our fave SoHo spots, The Dutch!