4 Perfect Places For Brunch In NoLita

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One of the cutest areas of Manhattan is NoLita, which is the area sandwiched between Houston and Kenmare, Bowery and Lafayette. And since the streets are packed with trendy restaurants, we’ve got some perfect recommendations for your weekend brunch. Here are 4 spots where you should cure your hangover:

The Cleveland

[Cleveland Place between Spring and Kenmare] This super cute and charming neighborhood gem is pretty affordable as far as brunches go, and the decor is well worth any wait for a table— especially when it’s nice out [there’s a back garden]. The Cleveland is casual, but it’s a really romantic date spot, too.

  • Budget: $18 – $25 per person
  • Cuisine: New American / Mediterranean
  • Best For: Brunch date.
  • What To Know: They take reservations, but walk-ins are accepted.
  • Scene: Charming & trendy.
  • More Info: The Cleveland 212-274-0900

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Ruby’s Cafe

[Mulberry St between Spring and Prince] It’s hard to believe you can get away with spending under $10 at a hot brunch spot in New York. But at this quaint and tiny Australian cafe, it’s possible! The well-rounded menu is complete with paninis, salads, burgers and egg dishes, but more importantly, everything is pretty freakin’ delicious.

  • Budget: $10 – $15 per person
  • Cuisine: Australian / Eclectic
  • Best For: Quick brunch with a friend.
  • What To Know: They’re cash only and only serve “breakie” til 1pm!
  • Scene: Casual & cozy.
  • More Info: Ruby’s Cafe 212-925-5755

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[Spring St between Mott and Elizabeth] As the name suggests, you’ve got to try the bread— but carbo-loading is not necessary at this low key and affordable Italian panini parlor. While it’s a tight squeeze as far as tables go, the delish brunch options are definitely worth visiting again and again.

  • Budget: $12 – $20 per person
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Best For: Brunch with a friend.
  • What To Know: They don’t take reservations and they don’t have a website. 
  • Scene: Hipster & casual.

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[Elizabeth St between Spring and Prince] If you’re looking for a fun, trendy place to go with a group of friends, look no further than Public. The New Zealand-inspired menu is both interesting and tasty.

  • Budget: $15 – $30 per person
  • Cuisine: New American.
  • Best For: Group brunch.
  • What To Know: They take reservations, but they don’t open ’til 10:30am on weekends.
  • Scene: Casual & trendy.
  • More Info: Public 212-343-7011

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