This charming little restaurant is owned by husband-and-wife team Dean and Maya Jankelowitz and named after Dean’s grandmother. It's extremely popular with weekend brunchers, so unless you come early you’ll probably have to wait outside. But it also serves brunchy options on weekdays (8.30am-5pm), when the chances are better for snagging a table or a seat at the long communal marble top running down the middle. The egg dishes, incorporating ingredients like avocado or dense, salty halloumi cheese, are exactly the kind of satisfying comfort food you want for a late breakfast. The Green Shakshuka – eggs in a spicy green tomato sauce served with airy challah toast – reflects Maya’s Israeli heritage. Coffee is courtesy of cult roasters Stumptown, or you can have cocktails such as Bloody Marys or variations on mimosas. There’s also a location in the West Village.
Jack’s Wife FredaCosy eaterie with a great all-day breakfast menu
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