Friend of a Farmer
Get a taste of the simple life with this farm-inspired café on Irving Place, just a block away from Gramercy Park in NYC. If you’re looking to escape the bustling scene of Manhattan’s chicest brunch and dinner spots, check out this home-y, colonial-inspired restaurant for a meal that will leave you more than satisfied.
Decked in floral wallpaper and adorned with baskets of fruit and exposed wooden beams, this spot is definitely a fresh escape. Not to mention the food itself is something to write home about. Brunch, served from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday – thankfully, for those of us that get up late on weekends, craving eggs at 3 pm– is nothing short of scrumptious. With well over a dozen egg options and delectable “griddle” choices, just about everyone is sure to find something delicious. As expected, the pumpkin pancakes with toasted walnuts and the “Taylor’s Tasty Toast” were too good to truly put into words. No exaggeration. The trendy country café also boasts tons of classic egg options—of course with some curve balls. Try the Salmon Benedict. It’s light – or should I say lighter than the heavy French toast – yet yummy as can be.
The dinner menu hosts a variety of comfort foods as well as some interesting twists. While you can find delicious mac and cheese with bacon or Chicken Pot Pie on the menu, there’s also options like paella or pepper crusted tuna. For the gluten-free diners out there, don’t fret—there is a great gluten-free pasta option that’s definitely worth a try.
Be sure to check out this farm-like café when you’re feeling a bit sick of the Manhattan bustle!