Enjoy an Early Outdoor Brunch in Union Square


The days may be starting to get shorter, but outdoor Sunday brunch just got a little longer. Last month a new law officially went into effect allowing outdoor sidewalk cafes to serve brunch at 10:00 AM. Previously, brunch goers had to hold their cravings to eat eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles outdoors until noon due to an obscure city law that banned sidewalk cafes from operating earlier. This is good news for area restaurants as the additional seating will allow for more people to be served.  And early patrons will have a chance to beat the heat and the crowds. Take advantage of the new law before the warm weather disappears at these hot neighborhood brunch spots:

The Coffee Shop
29 Union Square West
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Friend of a Farmer
77 Irving Place

179 3rd Avenue

Pete’s Tavern
129 East 18th Street
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Petite Abielle
44 West 17th Street

Tarallucci e Vino
15 East 18th Streettarallucci