Sunday breakfast dates are an important way for us to get couple time. One of our weekly splurges is for a Sunday babysitter. We’ve found this to be a necessity and worth budgeting for as the benefits far outweigh the costs. Our weekdays/nights and our Saturdays are action packed with work, school, errands, fitness, etc. Our Sunday afternoons and evenings are pretty action packed too with visits to the grandparents and prepping for the school and workweek ahead. Sunday morning is a special time for Michael and me to connect and check-in. It’s our wrap up and look ahead time. It’s a few hours for focusing on us as a couple.
We’ve started to master the timing of our breakfast dates to ensure the restaurants aren’t too packed, overrun with other people’s kids or rowdy with the bottomless brunch crowd.
Here’s the list of our go to spots. This list is still growing as we try to explore new restaurants regularly.
When we absolutely, positively need a bagel:
When we don’t want to pay $20 for eggs:
- Hollywood Diner – 574 6th Avenue
- Good Stuff Diner – 109 W 14th Street
- La Bonbonniere – 28 8th Avenue
When we’re early enough to avoid the crowds:
- Bubby’s – 73 Gansevoort Street
- Grey Dog – 90 University Place
- Coffee Shop – 29 Union Square West
- Egg Shop – 151 Elizabeth Street
When we want a civilized meal:
When we’ve earned it: