The name means “grandma” in Yiddish, but to celebs, punksters and stroller-pushers who wait all morning for a table, it means brunch. The sun-blasted restaurant, originally a pie kitchen, has morphed into an all-day gourmet picnic; at the front, insulated from the pram parking lot, is the bar. The fluorescent dessert cases and gaudy floral wallpaper will fade after one of the signature “loco” cocktails (the Slow Comfortable Screw blends Southern Comfort, champagne and OJ). Top off your buzz with Bubby’s mile-high apple pie. Then, stick a fork in it you’re done for the day.
120 Hudson St
|Cross street:||at North Moore St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 24hrs (closed Mon midnight–Tue 8am)|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to Canal St; 1 to Franklin St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V. Cash only during the day Sat, Sun|