With so many places to eat and drink in the City, sometimes the one thing you miss is the taste of home. So here's my list of the best cafes to pick up the best Aussie brunch to quickly cure homesickness.
1. Citizens of Chelsea (Soho, or Gramercy)
Established in 2016, it's one of the City's most well-known Aussie cafe groups located in various places around the City. The all-day Brekky Smashed Avo is a classic Aussie staple, and if you want a side of sourdough and Vegemite - it's your place.
2. Little Collins - Midtown
Named after the famous Little Collins Street in Melbourne, it's the closest thing you'll find to a proper Melbourne coffee - my daily order is a flat white, and if I feel like I need something to get me through the morning, you must go for the chorizo breakfast wrap or banana bread. The cafe on 3rd Ave has a great vibe, making it a perfect lunch pitstop with a delicious full menu.
3. Bluestone Lane - Various locations
An Australian-inspired cafe influenced by the renowned coffee culture of Melbourne, the Aussie owners try to reflect that laidback Aussie approach to life in their various locations. You can't go wrong here, whether it's smashed Avo, Vegemite, or one of their more substantial burgers.
4. Banter - West Village and Greenwich Village
In case you still haven't got your fix of coffee and cafe culture, Banter often gets a daily visit from me on the weekends at their West Village location. Usually, after a late night, I can't go past their big breakfast or their healthier (but hearty) veggie bowls. You might even spot Anna Wintour having her morning coffee at the Greenwich location or Hugh Jackman at their West Village hub.
Bourke St Bakery - NoMad and Chelsea
Organic sourdough, sausage rolls, and meat pies - do I need to say any more?