Arlo Hotel’s Guide to Great Breakfast Spots in Manhattan

At Arlo Hotel, we heartily feel breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Ideally, it’s a mix of sweet and savory, with waffles, eggs benny, and of course some bloody Mary’s and mimosas mixed in. 


Of course, many locals and visitors alike eat breakfast on-the-go with a coffee and danish. It’s a fast-paced city, and people often do not have time for a sit-down meal. If you have a little more time in your schedule, then grab some bagels and smoked fish at Barney Greengrass on the Upper West Side and have a quick picnic in Central Park. 


Here are some of our Arlo Hotel top recommendations for a fun breakfast in Manhattan. Of course, check the latest COVID-19 restrictions before planning on eating inside. The first stop for guests should be Amy’s Bread, a NYC institution that combines a classic French bakery with the comfort of a Midwestern diner. The baked goods at Amy’s are world-class, and you can also fill up on gourmet sandwiches and amazing desserts. 


If you’re a serious egg lover, then head to the Egg Shop in Nolita. It’s a very popular spot for egg sandwiches made with great breads, crisp bacon, and other accouterments. The restaurant also boasts a great selection of morning cocktails that pair perfectly with the food. 


For a “boozy brunch”, there are dozens of spots throughout Manhattan that offer bottomless mimosas or bloodies along with great food. Spots include Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe or Poco in the East Village, or head to The Horny Ram in the Midtown East for avocado toast and M&M pancakes. Wherever and however you decide to eat breakfast, know that New York City has you covered. It’s the perfect place to watch people on a busy street or eat a chocolate croissant alone in the peacefulness of your Arlo Hotel room.