Had a truly scrumptious breakfast with Australian style strong coffee at Citizens of Gramercy (362 2nd Ave) on my visit to New York last year.
The Citizens group has 3 neighbourhood cafes in Gramercy, Soho and Chelsea and serves all day breakfast including their excellent smashing avocado.
The Smashing Avocado features avocado tossed with feta, lime, cilantro on top of thick cut multigrain toast, garnished with pickled onion, radish, pumpkin seeds and beetroot hummus…yummy!
Also tried the big breakfast (without the poached eggs that they normally come with) and the crispy bacon with chorizo baked beans which was delicious too. The smoky flavour of the beans even reminded me of my homemade baked beans recipe!
Service was friendly and the Sunday morning breakfast vibe was happy and buzzy. The Gramercy location exudes a beachside shack atmosphere: casual, laidback with great food and coffee but smack-bang in downtown Manhattan. Definitely a scrumptious start to the day at Citizens of Gramercy!