A globally inspired breakfast at Cafe Lalo, such as the spicy Moroccan eggs, is a great way to preface a museum adventure. However, be forewarned: Kids won't likely let you leave this sun-dappled lair without one of the myriad desserts beckoning from behind the glass. The chocolate-raspberry mousse pie, topped with a dollop of whipped cream, should garner raves. 201 W 83rd St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway (212-496-6031, cafelalo.com)
On Sundays, Fred's packs a crowd with its $15 brunch featuring the likes of cinnamon-raisin French toast and eggs Florentine. Afterward, bring the newly energized tykes straight to the museum's PlayWorks zone. 476 Amsterdam Ave between 83rd and 84th Sts (212-579-3076, fredsnyc.com)
Good Enough to Eat
This comfort-food haven remains one of the neighborhood's busiest brunch destinations for good reason: migas, orange buttered waffles and chocolate-coconut pancakes. Come by after exhibition peeping; griddled corn bread and turkey hash await. 483 Amsterdam Ave between 83rd and 84th Sts (212-496-0163, goodenoughtoeat.com).