Brunch is the event of the weekend. It’s always so much fun catching up with friends over some delicious food, so why not get a great Instagram out of it while you’re at it. Today, I’m going to share some of my favorite, picture-perfect brunch spots in NYC.

While We Were Young
“burn for what you love”
while we were young Made in Mauve

While We Were Young is the millennial girl’s dream. Full of millennial pink couches and instagram-worthy plating, this spot is a must for brunch with the girls. Each table has a bouquet of roses that go look incredible in photos against the marble tabling and splashes of color of the food. The only drawback is that the place is quite small, so be prepared to wait!

while we were young avocado toast
Look at how divine the avocado toast is!

Jack’s Wife Freda
“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.” – Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham

jack's wife freda

Despite the quote, their most iconic item, the green shakshuka, is not only picture perfect, but also tasty. Jack’s Wife Freda has a cute founding love story and it spills over to the decor and uplifting sugar packets.


Gardenia is a beautiful brunch spot in West Village, near where I worked over the summer. The adorable spot has beautiful natural lighting and even has a skylight! I didn’t get a great picture of the food, but their Gardenia burger is delicious!