Fairly sure that Fairfax is the all day cafe you've been looking for

Fairfax is a new all day cafe in the heart of the West Village. The place is cozy, unassuming and decorated with all the things you love to look at in West Elm. You have many options to sit at whether it's the communal tables, the leather quilted bar chairs, lounge chairs and those cushy leather sofas. Centering the restaurant is the sprawling bar where you can choose to day drink or order that espresso to get you through the day. And the food is just as good as the vibes. I appreciate that the menu is designed to make any restaurant goer happy- whether they are famished or if they're in the mood for something lighter. You can get anything savory, sweet or better yet both. Fairfax is the all day cafe I wish my neighborhood had. This place is ideal for catching up with friends, dining solo while doing some work, or an intimate meal with that person you can't stop thinking about. 

Fairfax lunch and dinner menu

Fairfax lunch and dinner menu

Foccia with olive oil

Foccia with olive oil

Chicken leg with za'atar stuffing

Chicken leg with za'atar stuffing

Cubano with roast pork, shaved ham, swiss cheese, pickles

Cubano with roast pork, shaved ham, swiss cheese, pickles

Favorites:

I am a fan of everything here! My fiancĂ© did say that his Cubano could use less horseradish; it was very strong and dominated the other flavors in the sandwich. 

High Street on Hudson is keeping it simple and delicious

High Street on Hudson is focused on serving fresh and simple food made with the best ingredients. This West Village cafe is always busy during lunch and peak brunch hours since highlights on their menu include their egg sandwiches, pastries, their small plates and sandwiches made on house made breads. You can opt to get a full sandwich or you can eat tapas style and taste all the concoctions this restaurant has to offer varying from winter greens, kabocha hummus or a selection of bread with cultured butter with preserves. High Street has a cozy, warm and inviting feel as soon as you walk through the door. Perhaps it's the proximity to the water, the wooden tables or the industrial steel rod that runs along the walls of the restaurant but either way it's the type of feeling you want to feel on a Saturday morning. For me this restaurant is a staple in the West Village and a place I want to keep coming back to over and over again. 

Cappuccino and cortado

Cappuccino and cortado

Kabocha pumpkin hummus with a side of toasted rye bread

Kabocha pumpkin hummus with a side of toasted rye bread

Roast turkey on a kaiser roll, green goddess, mayo, lettuce, fresh herbs

Roast turkey on a kaiser roll, green goddess, mayo, lettuce, fresh herbs

Favorites:

I am a fan of everything this menu has to offer. I think it really depends on what you're in the mood for eating but you'll be in good hands at High Street on Hudson. One suggestion is that you try one of their pastries with your coffee! 

If you're into seafood you need to go to Seabird

Seabird is the comfort seafood we were missing in NYC. Not only do they offer your traditional seafood comforts (like crab mac n cheese) but they have plenty of delicious raw seafood appetizers to choose from. Their famous salmon poke with avocado is truly delicious and their octopus fritters is the type of fried food I always crave. You can eat at Seabird either tapas style (order from the raw bar and appetizers) or go straight to the sandwiches menu which, has their famous fish burger and lobster roll served with fries. Either way you'll leave feeling satisfied and full. 

Salmon poke on avocado and seaweed

Salmon poke on avocado and seaweed

Conch ceviche with radishes and carrots

Conch ceviche with radishes and carrots

Octopus fritters with squid ink on slaw

Octopus fritters with squid ink on slaw

Favorites

1. Octopus fritters- These fritters were not fried for too long so they were nice and flaky. The octopus itself was delicious and of course paired with squid ink which, only makes me love it more!

2. Salmon poke- Seabird has really fresh fish so I highly recommend ordering from their raw bar. The salmon poke was so tasty and paired with creamy avocado and lemon juice. I usually don't like seaweed but it worked really well in this dish.