Restaurants, American Tribeca
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

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.


Venue name: Bubby’s
Address: 120 Hudson St
New York
Cross street: at North Moore St
Opening hours: Sun–Thu 8am–11pm, Fri and Sat 8am–midnight
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
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Awesome american breakfast, be sure to go on an empty stomach. The bottomless coffee is a nice addition to get the day started.


This is your standard brunch spot. Big portions, great biscuits, fun and lively atmosphere and of course -- a wait. We went on a Sunday afternoon around 3 and still had to wait! Ah New York. Plus to standing out in the cold? Free hot apple cider! So nice! We filled up on biscuits as an app (wow), and then split the grilled cheese and a kale salad. I'm not one for kale salads (I mean, come on, there's a zillion better things to eat) but this salad was awesome. Stacked with avocado, egg, and all the fixings.