Bagel Brunch, NYC

Great brunch spots in New York are a hot commodity.

Everyone needs one, everyone loves to share theirs, keep a few good recommendations up your sleeve and you can wow even the most hardened of New Yorkers and seasoned of travelers.

I’ve got a corker for you today, but we’ll get to that later.

We were lucky enough to just miss the worst of New York’s winter, and landed at the very dawn of spring.

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Meaning there’s still a chill in the air so you need a coat, but the streets are flooded in golden light.

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Crisp is too perfect of a word not to use. New York at its crispiest.

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Perfect Soho wandering weather.

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So, this brunch spot?

It’s a killer if you like bagels, which of course you do, who doesn’t?!

A world away from Blackseed Bagels (still my all time favourite), this place is fancier and somewhere to linger.

It’s called Sadelle’s.

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There’s a deli counter for takeout.

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Piled high with smoked fish, warm bagels, iced caviar and some of the best sticky cinnamon buns you’ll ever try.

Well worth getting one while you wait for your table!

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The interior is a Pinterest/Instagram dream world, filled with white marble, brick walls and pink cherry blossom.

There’s even a glass atrium where the bagels are made.

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It’s worth booking a table if you can, or get there early on a weekend. People queue around the block to get in.

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We took a seat on the mezzanine and settled in for a very lazy brunch.

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Sharing eggs royale,

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The fluffiest of American pancakes,

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And a tower of smoked salmon, cream cheese and bagels.

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

When in New York, eat bagels.

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So, next time someone asks “Hey, you know any cool brunch spots in NY?”

you can say-

“Hell yes I do! You should go for brunch at Sadelle’s.

and collect aaaallll of the cool points.

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After brunch we went for a sonderfahrt around Soho, in the early spring sunshine.

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And maybe checked out a few of the shops too!

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Cashmere trench

Poloneck dress (worn with jeans in the cold, worn without when things warm up a bit!)

Blue jeans // Black ankle boots

Black belt // Black Boy bag

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Sunnies // Old charm bracelet (similar)

Cold nose – model’s own

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More New York adventures tomorrow.

In the mean time, spill! What’s your go-to brunch spot?

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  • Yvespink Style

    You look so gorgeous…and i definitely love bagels too

    DENIM |

  • Malena

    My list of Brunch places to try in NYC is never ending! this looks amazing! oh and I love your outfit πŸ™‚

    X Malena

  • Love this Rosie. New York is definitely on the list to visit soon.

  • Sarah Hotel Rater

    I am just back from New York with my boyfriend and brunch was definitely our highlight. Our faaaaves being The Plaza, Bluestone Lane, The delicatessen & The coffee shop! I am blogging deets about them later <3. xx ps gorgeous nail colour

  • Gabriella Granata

    Ahhhh that tiered stand of smoked salmon, cream cheese and toppings *heart eyes emoji*. Definitely doing that next time I have brunch guests. Could use the kitchen roll holder for the bagels…maybe.

    Thanks for sharing xx

  • antheapena

    100 Acres, The Dutch, Mayfield, Jane, Brinkleys, Russ & Daughters, The National, Egg Shop, Cookshop to name a few!

  • Holly Gonsalves

    Everything looks so good in this post – jealous!

    Holly x

  • I’ll definitely have to try Sadelle’s next time I’m in NYC – but I’ve got to say, I’ve been rather unimpressed with BlackSeed Bagels, by a long shot Ess-a-bagel still takes the cake for best, traditional bagel in NYC – try it next time your in for a visit!


    My Meatless Monday: Sesame Cauliflower on the blog today!

    • Andrea

      As a native Manhattanite I must say Ess-a-bagel is definitely towards the top of the charts for best NYC bagel!

  • Eek this makes me so excited. Going for a week mid April. This has been added to the places to eat list!! Promise to send you pics when I’m there.
    Thanks as always for the recommendations.
    Fiona xx Coffee and Confetti

  • Your camel coat is absolutely stunning.

    x Karen

  • Annie

    Ohh I will definitely have to try this one out next time I go! Nothing beats New York bagels. We went to Jacob’s Pickles while we were there, it was AMAZING and packed for brunch. Try it out next time you’re in NYC!


  • Hi Rosie,
    What a cute bagel shop! New York is still on my bucket list, especially because of the cute brunch-y places that you always share. I’m sure you’ve heard the hype about rainbow bagels, but have you tried one from The Bagel Store on Bedford and 4th? So much artificially colored fun haha.

  • That coat!! Looks amazing!! And that brunch looked so good!! πŸ™‚

  • Ini

    Rosie I love your blog. Every single photo is so special πŸ™‚

  • Every single brunch should include bagels! I have a few favorite spots in Madrid. I can recommend some places if you ever come over πŸ™‚

  • Nathailieee

    Lovely post! I wish I could taste the caviar from that store yum yum yum but your selection look delicious as well.
    I really like how you styled your oversized jumper/mini dress with the belt you look like from a RL campaign!

  • that place looks great, and you look lovely! that trench coat is so perfectly classic.


  • Preetika Roka

    Wonderful! I live in New York so i will definitely check this place out! Please check my blog.

  • Such a wonderful outfit! The food looks so tasty πŸ™‚

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

  • I love the classic New York outfit you’re wearing! The food looks amazing!

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Oh wow, they look so delicious! Loved that they placed the salmon on a high tea set. x

  • Soho is one of my fave places to wander round. This is a new brunch spot for me – the food looks gorgeous, love how it’s served Afternoon Tea style. My fave spot for brunch in NYC is The Cupping Rooms – also in Soho.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Yael Dethy

    Can we get an amen for that tower of salmon, bagels and cream cheese.. My god Loved this post!


  • I just commented on your highline post about brunch recommendations and HERE I AM (hadn’t noticed this one!!) definitley adding to the list xxxx

  • I had brunch at Sarabeth’s right by Central Park last time I was in NYC. This was in the summer so we sat outside, it was so lovely!

    Anne-Sophie – x

  • New York City is so pretty! πŸ™‚


  • Andrea

    Good NYC brunch: Jack’s Wife Freda, Barbounia, Cookshop, Paradou (more fun for the scene and bottomless drinks!)

  • So lovely! I ADORE your outfit.

  • Ah I wish I’d seen these posts before my trip last summer! Mind you, we had some pretty spectacular bagels – just none served like afternoon tea! So cool xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

  • This brunch looks delicious! Plus I love how you layered the dress over your jeans, looks pretty chilly!

  • Karis

    Love your blog! And I will definitely be brunching there on my next NYC visit!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    This place looks sensational! Will definitely make a visit next time we’re there!


  • *stick out tongue emoji* this post just made me so hungry!!! That restaurant is so beautiful!

  • Emma Sales

    Love this outfit, very sophisticated and chic!

  • Bree

    Such a cute outfit! And breakfast looks wonderful!

  • Raha Ghassemi

    Joseph Leonard in West Vill (for that avocado toast love), Dillinger’s in Bushwick!

  • That restaurant is the official Intagram heaven! I wish more restaurants in Belgium looked like that. We’re catching up!

  • Sarah D


  • love the tower full of bagel fillings! xo

  • Tyler

    I know I’m super late, but I love this post! Your trench and your boots (and your face and your HAIR, oh my GOSH) are so gorgeous. And what a place for brunch! I’ll definitely be stopping by there soon.

    x, Tyler |