FAIRFAX

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I’m back from New York and hopelessly behind with everything at work, at home and on the blog – but it was the best trip ever.

The days were spent seeking out new brunch spots, and Fairfax is a new favorite. You’ll find it in the West Village, and it’s a real ‘neighborhood café’ – by that I mean it’s filled with locals hanging out in the cosy leather chairs, couches or at the bar sipping morning coffee while reading the paper. The interior has a very homey feel to it, you instantly want to take a seat and chill out.

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We went there early on Saturday morning (perhaps the only perk of jetlag) while the city was still waking up and the streets were empty. The café had a few guests, but we definitely beat the brunch rush hour – except that when we left a few hours later it never really came. Maybe the New Yorkers haven’t noticed this little gem yet, maybe they just sleep really long on the weekends. I think both.

As mentioned the interior of this place is just perfect – so what about the food?

We sat at the bar and ordered french press coffee – I love places with french press on the menu, so that’s a good start. I went for the yoghurt, which might sound a bit bland, but topped with pistacios, chia, pomegranate and honey it was the best I ever had! My better half tried the carbonara flatbread (yes, really!) which was like having pizza for breakfast. We couldn’t resist sharing a banana bread (something that ended up becoming quite a habit on our trip), and this one with chocolate chips was so good I still dream about it.

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Fairfax doesn’t take reservations, but is open all day. Next time, I’m coming back for dinner.

234 West 4th Street, New York, Fairfax.nyc

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