Upper West Side Brunch, New York

There’s a real shortage of fun brunch spots in “Uptown” New York.

Just a few choice places seem to have the monopoly, otherwise you have to go Downtown.

But there’s a new spot!

We walked from the East Side to the West to get there.

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And just in front of Yoko’s apartment, beside Strawberry Fields, we found it.

The Ribbon. (Yes, of the Blue Ribbon family… so you know it’s good!)

We ordered a feast of brunchables.

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And a much needed iced coffee!

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Much needed.

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But knowing you, you’ll want to know about the food!

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We got all the good stuff.

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Chilaquiles Roja – Tortilla chips, avocado, salsa, fried egg.

A sort of deconstructed huevos rancheros, but better for sharing!

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Prime Rib Poutine- French fries, caramelised onions, cheddar gravy (yes that’s a thing!), fried egg.

Why have a kale smoothie when you can have THAT?!

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Baked eggs.

Meh, skip this.

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Avocado toast.

Of course!

I’ve saved the best til last…

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Cheese spaetzle.

Like mac ‘n’ cheese, but better! Rich, comforting, cheesy, just the sort of qualities one strives for in a husband in fact.

My maybe-one-day-husband-but-not-quite-yet and I tucked in and enjoyed our lazy weekend feast.

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Taking the long way home to ease off all that cheese!


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Striped blazer

Button up cami (similar) // Jeans

Nude flats – UK/US

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Just what the Upper West Side needed, and exactly what I needed on a grey Saturday!

Ribbon is well worth a visit if you’re in the area, and any Blue Ribbon is always worth a visit wherever you are.

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  • You look sooooo pretty in these pictures! I really like your haircut: so fresh! The brunch looks amazing! I so really really really would love to eat all of that right now! And that iced-coffee.. yummy! Enjoy NY!



  • I always forget not to look at your blog when I’m feeling hungry – like I am right now – as I just end up feeling hungrier! Great post x

  • Oh, how I dream of going to New York – I know at least that once I’m there I’ll have a list of places to eat! I love your outfit as usual (and also your nail colour, by the way – I love chic neutrals).

    Tess Alexandra xx

  • Wow … Your blog post never seems to disappoint, only to enhance the beauty of a creative mind and great style is always of essence! Fabulous work as always! ๐Ÿ™‚

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Oh my, all the food is making me so hungry! The view that you went afterwards looks bloomin’ lovely as well. Great way to lose the bloated stomach after eating. x


  • Cate Cruse

    I adore your blazer! You always find the coolest little places. Definitely start calling your boyfriend ‘maybe-husband-but-not-yet’ – especially when walking past nice jewellers…! xxx

    The perks of being a hipster โ€“ The Breakfast Club Bottomless Brunch

  • That brunch looks fabulous! I will have to try that place when I get to NYC in the near future. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ahhh I just left New York yesterday!! Wish I had known this brunch place, would have definitely visited, looks amazing!

    Alexandra x

  • The fries look SO delicious, and omg mac & cheese is my childhood so I need to try the cheese spaetzle! Maybe then my parents won’t tell me off for going out to eat at a restaurant “only to order mac & cheese” ๐Ÿ˜› -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Food looks delicious.

  • Mmmmm, I’m SO wanting an iced coffee now!! And everything else. Ha. xxx

  • Victoria

    All that amazing food ohmygosh :O <3
    Also, I LOVE your nail colour! ^.^



  • Hollie Chapman

    Yum! I love that you don’t hold back on the carbs, a girl after my own heart. X


  • Aw, New York has some of the best brunch spots!! That Prime Rib Poutine is right up my alley!


  • Oh my! I’d have to work out for a whole day to burn all those calories but the food looks so delicious…


  • Madeline

    Love your blazer!


  • Christen Sando

    When are we going to see this “maybe one day husband” ?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Food looks really yummy!!! He would be crazy not to marry you… just saying!!

  • Seriously, how do you always find all these amazing places to eat?! I need to know your secret! It looks absolutely delicious – shame about it being all the way over in NYC though haha!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • Ahh my fave City <3 I've not been to Ribbon before, I tend to Brunch in the West Village, but it's on the list for my next trip now.

    Mel x

  • Jen

    That cheese spaetzle looks divine. x

    Jen | affecionada

  • I just love your hair!


  • I completely agree that all the best brunch spots tend to be downtown. The next time you’re brunching on the UWS, I highly recommend Community Food & Juice – it’s a longtime favorite!

    xx Jean

  • I love the quote “maybe-one-day-husband-but-not-quite-yet” made me chuckle!!!! Americans are the best at doing brunch, it looks super yummy!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Liz D.

    Next time you should check out Jacob’s Pickles, it’s on the UWS and it’s totally worth the millions of calories ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gorgeous photos and what a yummy looking brunch! LOVE! <3

  • Dylan

    The brunch looks so yummy! Your blog never seems to disappoint, great work!