New York City may be known for its iconic slice and its culturally diverse street food scene, but there’s also a vibrant and charming coffee and brunch scene to explore. When you visit NYC and book your stay at The Lucerne, you simply must experience some of the Upper West Side’s most luxurious and savory brunch spots. Find your Insta-worthy cappuccino and delectable bites at these scenically charming NYC hotspots - perfect for breakfast, brunch, and coffee.

Walk to a Magical Brunch on the Upper West Side

Nice Matin

Indulge in delightful French Mediterranean cuisine at the Nice Matin. Offering a bright and inviting ambiance suitable for any mealtime, it's their brunch menu that truly shines. Treat yourself to a delectable spread featuring an assortment of pastries before diving into a selection of French-inspired breakfast classics and mouthwatering sandwich options, all crafted with a touch of Gallic charm.Even more appealing is just how close it is to The Lucerne! 

Other Brunch Options

Whether you’re looking for luxurious eggs and lox or you have a craving for a fried chicken and donut sandwich, you can find your favorite brunch on the Upper West Side. Make brunch your favorite dining experience with some of the best bagels, most scrumptious biscuit sandwiches, mouth-watering brisket shakshuka, or artistically stacked gluten-free pancakes from these legendary and magical Upper West Side brunch hotspots.

Explore places like The Smith, Nougatine By Jean Georges, Maison Pickle, and Miriam for an unforgettable brunch experience just steps away from The Lucerne. Other nearby places to check out include:

  • Café Luxembourg - (5 Min. Drive /8 Min. Walk from The Lucerne)
  • Sarabeth’s - (2 Min. Drive / 7 Min. Walk from The Lucerne)

The Upper West Side’s Thriving Coffee Scene

From the hot, steamy classic cup of “Joe” to artisanal roaster blends, sip and savor the scenic charm of the Upper West Side with a host of coffee shops and cafes to experience. Find charming nooks, soul-stirring aromas, and iconic flavors at nearby places such as Blue Bottle Cafe, Zelma’s Cafe and About Coffee. Some other thriving coffee scene venues to explore:

Joe Coffee Company 

Free-trade brews, modern ambiance, and delectable baked goods. Joe Coffee Company will give you an unforgetable aftertaste with it's 20 years of crafting good coffee. You will taste the experience, count on it.

Charlotte Cafe 

Modern, European-style vibes with premium Italian coffee and espresso.Step into Charlotte Cafe's elegance and grace. Their name isn't just a label; it's a promise of comfort and connection.

Other New York City Roasts You’ll Love

Dotted all throughout New York City are some wildly popular and tucked-away cafes featuring some of the best coffee you’ll ever enjoy.

Variety Coffee Roasters

“Variety” started roasting in 2014. Now, with 18 locations, this coffee shop has become its own iconic brand of brew, known for its chocolatey and nutty roasts.

Sey Coffee

It’s a sky-lit warehouse with potted plants, but it’s also one of the best micro-roasters in all of NYC. Enjoy what most consider to be a clean, light, and Nordic-style brew.

St Kilda Coffee

Here, you’ll sip brew from roasted beans right in Brooklyn. And guests flock to this shop’s fruity flavor profiles, like peach, pear, plum, and boysenberry.

Do Not Feed Alligators

Experience a tiny coffee shop, bookstore, and wine bar named for the owner’s road trip book and its exquisite rotating pour-over menu of savory brews.

Other notable hotspots to sample during your New York City experience include Lê Phin, Abraço, Suited, Black Fox Coffee, La Cabra, Dayglow, Devoción and the Coffee Project.

Cozy Brunch Cafes & Bistros to Add to Your Must-Visit List

Cozy and cultural, find a brunch menu to savor on the Upper West Side with these exquisitely popular cafes and bistros. Indulge in champagne and eggs benedict at French Roast, reminiscent of its appearance on Law & Order. Absolute Bagels offers simplicity with softball-sized bagels and scallion cream cheese. Craving Mediterranean? Dagon serves hummus, brisket shakshuka, and stuffed kubaneh. Turkish delights such as Turkish flatbreads, falafels, and lamachun await at Leyla to tantalize your taste buds. Some other great brunch spots include:

Barney Greengrass

A classic Jewish Deli which is perfect for breakfast, brunch, and celebrity sightings, offering a nostalgic atmosphere and a menu filled with timeless favorites that are sure to delight both locals and visitors alike.

Jacob’s Pickles

Southern comfort food meets NYC culture for some of the best fried green tomatoes, mac and cheese, and grits you find, creating a mouthwatering fusion that captures the heart and soul of two iconic culinary traditions.

Elevate you stay while enjoying UWS's food and coffee 

When you’re in NYC’s Upper West Side, savor the vibrant coffee scene and diverse brunch experiences. And always book your stay where luxury meets elegance at The Lucerne.