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Discover NYC – A Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city! In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.


Clinton Street Bakery & Restaurant, Lower East Side, Manhattan

I've been meaning to try this restaurant out for quite awhile and I'm happy I finally did! Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Be forewarned that they get really busy especially on the weekends for brunch! I went on a weekday afternoon and I was able to get a table without waiting too long. They've been voted number 1 breakfast spot in NYC by Lonely Planet!

The food is fabulous! I had the Southern Breakfast with the most amazing sugar-cured bacon, fried green tomatoes, cheese grits and eggs and a fresh orange juice. It was all perfect. I will say that it's a but more expensive than I might normally spend for brunch at $24 with tax and tip. But it was worth every cent and I'll do it again! They also have a bakery next door which I will try in the future.

Clinton Street Bakery & Restaurant, 4 Clinton Street near East Houston

Clinton Street Baking Company & Reataurant