When mom comes to town, it’s time to try all the cute little brunch spots that are “above” your typical East Village boozy brunch hole in the wall. That’s right, when mom is here, you can at least pretend you’re a normal, functioning young adult. Here’s where to take your mom for brunch in NYC!
Dining with a view. Enjoy brunch with mom and watch the gondolas pass in the distance. If you want something more casual, head towards the outside bar in the front for a cool cocktail on the water.
Narcissa is located in the gorgeous Standard East Village. The patio is amazing – the bright colors and hanging lanterns create the perfect atmosphere for mother-daughter chit chat time. Another thing to note about Narcissa’s patio is that during Christmas time, it gets turned into a tree lot. It is hands down the cutest thing – tons of trees, bistro lights, candles, heaters, and the most important thing of all – an outdoor bar! Spiked cider and mulled wine in a winter wonderland.
Don’t be late for this very important date in the Upper East Side! The neighborhood is darling and the restaurant is the epitome of charming – it’s actually decorated like the Disney classic, Alice in Wonderland. Obviously, if you’re going to visit Alice’s Tea Cup, you’re going to need to order the Mad Hatter Tea Party. The “party” is meant for 2 people, but it can really feed 3.
Love macaroons? Bring mom to this Parisian chic spot, and sit outside on the black and white patio in the back of the building – a nice little escape from the rest of the city! Not into macaroons? No worries, they have a full menu with tea party style options and cocktails.
If you’ve seen the movie The Other Woman staring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton, you might recognize Nomo as the spot where the girls meet for lunch in the final scene of the movie. Nomo Kitchen, located inside the swanky Nomo Soho Hotel is decorated with gorgeous crystal chandeliers, palm leaves and glass ceilings.
La Pecora Biana is known for its Insta-worthy sea foam accents. In addition to the quaint decor, the food is on point. We recommend going for the “lunchy” menu because it has a ton of delicious Italian options.
By Jenna Jordan
Jenna moved from San Francisco to NYC two years ago and makes everyday an adventure. She’s the budget babe behind the affordable fashion & lifestyle blog Trendy Not Spendy. When she’s not eating and drinking her way through NYC she’s finding the latest fashion trends that won’t break the bank