Breakfast With Baby

The upside to living with an early riser – a chance to start some mornings on the yummy side at our favorite kid-friendly breakfast spots. Alice’s Tea Cup 102 West 73rd Street (West of Columbus) 156 East 64th Street (East of Lexington 220 East 81st Street (East of 3rd Avenue) 212.799.3006 Hours: 8 am – 8 pm Our Faves: Pot of tea and two scones (we suggest pumpkin and the chocolate-fruit choice of the day) with preserves and cream ($10), Eggs Benedict on savory scones ($12) A whimsical wonderland once you make it down the outdoor stairs. Scones-to-go are always a quick yummy option.
Sarabeth’s 423 Amsterdam Avenue (between 80th & 81st Street) 1295 Madison Avenue (@ 92nd Street) 40 Central Park South (between 5th and 6th Avenue) 212.496.6280 Hours: 8 am – 10:30pm (breakfast served until 3:30 pm) Our Faves: Pumpkin waffle topped with sour cream, raisins, pumpkin seeds and honey ($15), Basket of Sarabeth’s muffins and preserves ($12) Sarabeth’s is justly famous for its homemade preserves but its savory dishes are equally delicious. Outdoor seating available at the UWS location. A zoo with a long wait on the weekends but a chill treat during the week.
Good Enough To Eat 483 Amsterdam (between 83rd & 84th Street) 212.496.0163 Hours: 8 am – 10:30 pm (weekdays), 9 am – 11pm (weekends) Fave dishes: Four-grain apple pancakes ($10.25), Gramercy Park omelettes with slices of Granny Smith apple and Vermont sharp white cheddar cheess ($9.50) Small and cozy (but not too crowded on weekdays) with adorable farm-themed decor for all those tiny cow and duck lovers. Outdoor seating. Note that strollers must be “parked” outside the restaurant.
Landmarc 10 Columbus Circle 212.823.6123 Hours: 7 am – 2pm Fave dishes: Pain Perdu with vanilla sugar & warm maple syrup ($15),Eggs Florentine with english muffin spinach, & hollandaise sauce ($14) There’s always strollers lined outside this spacious restaurant in the Time Warner building (though when it’s not crowded you can usually bring the stroller in). Restless kids can walk over to a window for a view of Central Park.
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien 119 West 56th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue) 212.245.5000 Hours: 7 am – 3 pm Fave dishes: Waz-za with fruit inside and outside and a crackly brûlée top ($22), Artychoked benedict with truffle porcini sauce ($23) An extravagant option for special occasions. Pricey for breakfast (especially the $1000 caviar-laced omelette), but every dish wows and most are large enough to share, plus the shot-glass smoothie amuse-bouches are fun for all ages. We have found they really do like kids “more than whipped cream” as their website claims, but there are some stairs to navigate from the hotel lobby.
Le Pain Quotidien Many locations, including: 60 West 65th Street (between Central Park West & Columbus) 50 West 72nd Street (between Central Park West & Columbus) inside Central Park @ 69th Street (limited menu) 212.799.3006 Hours:Varies by location, usually 7:30 am – 7:30 pm Fave dishes: Pain Au Chocolat ($3.95), Six-Vegetable (V) with artichoke and garden vegetables on a gluten-free buckwheat crust ($12.75) Pull a high chair up to the communal tables for yummy organic Belgian fare. Service can be surprising slow but the place is casual and noisy enough to accommodate loud inpatient tots.
Nice Matin 201 West 79th Street (@ Amsterdam) 212.873.6423 Hours: 7 am – 11 pm Fave dishes: Artichoke & leek frittata ($12.50), Orange-buttermilk french toast ($11.25) French Mediterranean yumminess in a classy but kid-friendly setting.
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