Due to its central Manhattan location and robust food offerings, Chelsea is the ideal place to meet up for brunch in NYC. Whether you prefer your brunch boozy or caffeine-filled there’s something for everyone. Here’s your guide to Chelsea’s best brunch spots.


Nestled at the bustling corner of 20th and 10th across the street from the High Line, Cookshop is the perfect spot for the sightseeing foodie. With classics from huevos rancheros and frittata to brioche French toast, there’s plenty of wholesome fare to choose from on the brunch menu. Whatever you do, don’t leave with ordering a bloody mary—one of the best in the neighborhood.

Cookshop. 156 10th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 924-4440


If you’re looking to take part in the timeless NYC tradition of bottomless brunch, look no further than Fonda on 9th Avenue. For $37.95 you’ll get a delicious Mexican entree such as chilaquiles rojos or torta de pollo along with free refills of frozen hibiscus rosalita, classic margarita, mimosa, bloody mary or beer for 1.5 hours.

Fonda. 189 9th Ave, New York, NY. (917) 525-5252


This colorful Aussie-run cafe has taken Chelsea by storm since opening last year. Bright green latte-filled mugs and artfully crafted plates like beetroot hummus toast and smashing avocado are photographed daily by some of NYC’s most popular food-grammers. Grab a white stool and take off your jacket—you’re going to be here a while.

Citizens of Chelsea. 401 W 25th St, New York, NY. (646) 649-3079


Located on the border of Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea on 10th Avenue, Friedman’s has quickly become one of the West Side’s best brunches. Everything on the menu is great, but you’re coming here for the fried chicken and cheddar waffle with habanero honey—a dish that might make a Southerner out of you yet.

Friedman’s. 450 10th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 268-1100