The vibe is beachy and laid back with tables that are perfect for flat lays and lots of Bondi Beach photographs on the walls. Highly recommended are the avocado toast (with pickled shallots and chili flakes) and their delicious flat white made by one of the Hemsworth-caliber Aussie baristas.
Another great Australian place in the city, Bluestone Lane has a couple of locations but I'm partial to the West Village Collective Cafe. Sit outside if you can and enjoy the weather while you spend far too long trying to decide what to order. To make things easy, go for the chai (best I've ever had) and gluten-free banana bread.
Many of you know that I've followed Chloe Coscarelli's career for years now, having cooked my way through several of her amazing vegan cookbooks. Now that she has an ever-expanding restaurant empire, I'm so glad that more people can experience her food. If you like spicy food, try the guac burger. Otherwise, go for the classic burger with air-baked fries and kale cookies-and-cream ice-cream for dessert.
Yes, it's frequented by the likes of Gigi and Kendall (who sat at the table next to me last week wearing Beetlejuice pants) but the real draw is the atmosphere. It's downstairs, dark and kind of divey but altogether cozy and a great place to start the day with late breakfast. In the morning, I like the fruit salad which consists of plums, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, and melon.
Veselka is a well-known favorite of mine. Most people, myself included, tend to go for the pierogi but they actually have a lot more to offer. The eggs benedict are delicious and they're open 24 hours, which can be a lifesaver.