Central Park, and of course Sarabeth’s pumpkin pancakes

British writer Guy Beringer first used the word “brunch,” a portmanteau made from the words “breakfast” and “lunch,” in an 1895 essay, “Brunch: A Plea” (Punch Magazine). In it, Beringer argues that instead of a heavy, midday post-church meal of meat pies and other delicacies, people should opt for  a lighter meal, or brunch. By eating common breakfast foods like toasts, Beringer argues that brunch “puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings”.

Sherry is a brunch aficionado. And in adherence to the words of Beringer, joing me at Sarabeth’s and have “everything good, plenty of it”.

Located just at the entrance of Central Park, Sarabeth’s (Central Park South) is a favorite among locals as well as tourists. With beloved items like lemon ricotta pancakes, you will swear that you’ve never had breakfast this good! In fact, NYTimes Magazine goes as far as to claim that “Those who market flour, yeast, eggs, and sugar should canonize Sarabeth Levine.”

Concur! You simply cannot leave NYC without a visit to the city’s breakfast institution. Everything tastes delicious, but nothing tops those pumpkin waffles.

pumpkin waffles

The bright, welcoming interior, painted in light robin egg blue, evokes Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The menu consist of staple breakfast items such as omelette, Benedicts, pancakes, waffles, and hot cereals. Everything tastes fresh and delicious, but the pumpkin waffle ($16) is unbelievable. Topped with sour cream, raisins, pumpkin seeds, strawberries and eaten with a drizzle of honey, Sarabeth’s pumpkin waffle is out-of-this-world phenomenal!

Read about Sherry’s other favorite brunch spots.

  • Mission Beach Cafe ♥ 198 Guerrero St, San Francisco (click HERE for review)
Sarabeth's ♥ 40 Central Park S, New York, NY
Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM / Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM / $$

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