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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.


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.


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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