Last November I visited the city that never sleeps together with my little sister. Although I visited New York before, I was still taken by what a charming and exciting city this is. I absolutely loved Greenwich Village, SoHo and all the cozy places we discovered to grab a cup of coffee and warm up frozen fingers. One of the highlights was definitely meeting up with our cousin Sophie again, who’s living in NY for half a year.
During our weekend getaway we stayed at The Frederick hotel, a cozy boutique hotel located in vibrant Tribeca. Below I’ve gathered a few of my favourite places in New York and I hope you’ll enjoy my recommendations:
This is one of my favourite places in the city. They cook up delicious breakfasts, brunches and dinners in this cute little spot. I crave the waffle sandwich and croissants here.
42 Grove Street
Sunday In Brooklyn
A Brooklyn classic at this point. Eggs, bacon, great chai tea and tasty malted pancakes for lunch awaits. Don’t forget to make a reservation as this place gets incredibly busy during brunch time.
348 Wythe Avenue
The food was absolutely delicious and so was the wine. This restaurant quickly became a favourite of mine and it’s so pretty it deserves a two page spread in any interior magazine.
9 Crosby Street
We went here after a long stroll in Central Park and couldn’t be happier to have found this place, located in an old church on 5th Avenue. I loved the classic avocado smash. Also, this place is very Instagram-worthy as well.
1085 Fifth Avenue
We stumbled across this hidden gem on our last day in the city and I’m so happy that we did because it’s the coziest coffee place in the city. It’s the perfect place to spend a calm afternoon sipping coffee and meeting up with friends.
128 Charles Street
This place is simply magical with a phenomenal view of the Empire State Building. It cannot get better than this.
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor
Other restaurants I’d like to try but haven’t yet: Le Coucou, La Vara, Five Leaves, SISTERS Brooklyn, The Musket Room, Catch, La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels and Dudley’s.
What to do? There are plenty of things to do in a city like New York. You probably have a list of all the places you want to visit during your stay or made little notes of shopping streets you want to go to. Here’s a small list of my personal recommendations: New York Public Library (especially during Christmas time this place is simply magical), The Met, ice skating in Central Park (this one is still very high on my list!), Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial (so impressive), Madison Avenue, Bleecker Street and Clic (one of my favourite concept stores in the city).