There are so many great breakfast spots in New York, so rather than settling for a mediocre hotel breakfast, I usually go out to have breakfast. Lower East Side is a coffee lover’s paradise, so Poul was easy to persuade to join me for my early morning breakfast adventures.
A lot of the nice cafes in New York are Australian, and this is also the case for Dudley’s on Orchard Street. It was a bit chilly that morning, so we first asked for a table inside. But we quickly moved to a table outside, because watching Lower East Side come to life from a sidewalk table is just awesome.
As we were sitting outside, a girl came up to me. She told me that she loved my bag and asked me, where it was from. I got the bag in a thrift shop in Tokyo. It has a big embroidered tiger on it, and it’s one of my favorite bags right now. Though what I wanted to say is that it’s things like that which makes me love New York even more. The girl was the second person to compliment my bag in just a few days, but in Denmark, and even in Dubai, receiving compliments from strangers just doesn’t happen.
The Smashed Avocado sandwich at Dudley’s was delicious, and the Perfect Pancakes were indeed pure pancake perfection. I didn’t like Poul’s green vegetable juice very much (but I’m sure it was healthy). My juice was also green, but was made from apples and tasted better.
We skipped coffee at Dudleys, because just across the street from Dudleys is Irving Farm, and nothing compares to their coffee, so we got each our cup to go and sat down at a bench on Allen Street.
Dudley’s, 85 Orchard Street, Lower East Side, New York