Eat & Drink New York City Restaurants

Joseph Leonard

March 23, 2016

New York City has some pretty drool-worthy breakfast and brunch spots basically on every corner. Granted that I am a bit biased since I love all breakfast foods but come on, who doesn’t love an excuse to indulge in delicious savory (or sweet!) dishes while chit chatting and enjoying the spring sunshine??

One of my new favorite finds for breakfast is Joseph Leonard, which is in the West Village and has the cutest interior. Somewhat rustic and very hipster, Joseph Leonard captured my heart and my stomach was very happy too.


We got to the restaurant right when it opened and so were seated right when we walked in. We were seated near a window and enjoyed the sunshine trickling in while we perused the menu. There a ton of different options to choose from on the menu (love when that happens!), although that made it hard to choose just one!

How cute is this illustration of the restaurant on the back of the menu?? I always love quirky little details like that!



We were both super hungry after our walk through the village and so we somewhat impatiently sipped our tea and coffee as we practically drooled over the food passing by us.


And let me tell you, the food at Joseph Leonard is definitely worth dragging yourself out of bed on a Sunday morning! Dad was healthy and ordered the spinach, cheddar, and bacon omelet, while I went with the heartier Poblano Hash.



Similar to my potato hash, Joseph Leonard’s dish was topped with ground sirloin and a wonderfully runny fried egg. Delicious, hearty, and definitely way too much food even for someone who considers herself to be a bit of a brunch fanatic… Although that didn’t stop me from trying to join the clean plate club!

Do y’all tend to order savory or sweet dishes when at brunch? I’m more of a savory kind of gal but I love pancakes/waffles every once in a while!


Joseph Leonard

170 Waverly Place

New York, NY 10014


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  • Oh my god this looks so delish I can’t even begin to start! Literally this is making me so hungry!

    • The breakfast spread at Joseph Leonard was incredible! Definitely drool worthy haha!

  • Biana Perez

    Eggs benedict is my weakness everywhere we go! I feel the same way about boston – great brunch spots on every corner! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

    • I’d love to visit Boston someday and explore the foodie scene for myself! Everyone keeps telling me that I have to take a trip up there!

  • yum…looks delicious

  • What a great looking spot! Brunch is one of my favorites things to partake in over the weekends!

    • Joseph Leonard was so adorable and the food was amazing, which makes it a total winner in my book!

  • Oh wow it looks so good. Gemma x

    • Both of our meals were amazing!

  • OOOOOOE the food looks so good – got me all hungry now

    Beauty Candy Loves

    • Me too and I’m about to head to bed!

  • Carly

    You just gave me a serious craving for over easy eggs! Those dishes look so yummy
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

    • Over easy eggs are definitely my favorite! So tasty!!

  • Violette

    Looks so good!! I’m so hungry now haha!!

  • Love the cozy feel of this place and that potato hash looks delicious!

    • My potato hash was amazing! I love any dish with peppers and onions, so this hash was a total dream!

  • Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! I would love to be eating that right about now haha

    • I wish that I could eat this sirloin and hash for breakfast every morning, but for now I’ll just content myself with my normal breakfast smoothie!

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Beautiful pictures! Yum yum! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    have a wonderful day!
    much love, Len

  • This looks just amazing.

    Heba xx || The Heba

    • The food at Joseph Leonard was incredible!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Oh yum! Your breakfast meal looked indeed super yummy! Need to check it out next time I’m in NYC!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • I would definitely recommend stopping into Joseph Leonard for a meal! I’ve only had breakfast there but I’ve heard that the rest of their menu is incredible as well!

  • I’m not surprised you’re creating a list of breakfast and brunch spots, it’s NY after all! Gosh, that fried egg…

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • I always keep an up-to-date list of restaurants that I want to try in New York! My boyfriend always teases me for it but he usually loves my picks!

  • This looks so yum! I am definitely going to have to stop by one day soon. So happy to have found your blog btw!

    Daisi Ari

    • Thank you so much!! Joseph Leonard was so delicious!

  • Yummmmmm! Now I’m totally craving brunch 😀
    Green Fashionista

    • If I could indulge in brunch every morning I would be a very happy lady!

  • Wildfire Charm

    The food looks absolutely delicious but what sold this place to me is the illustrated menu. How cute!

    • I loved the illustration on the back of the menu! So cute!!

  • merel

    This looks so good! Great post babe

    x Merel

  • Carina Vardie

    Seems like a wonderful place with delicious food! Your pictures made me hungry!


    • The food at Joseph Leonard really was incredible! My potato hash was delicious!

  • Melissa

    That omelet looks so good! Definitely need to go out to brunch this weekend!

    • Me too!! I’m a little obsessed with brunch!

  • I am such a fan of a good breakfast. This looks amazing. Like I want it now.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal of the day! I always look forward to getting out of bed for food haha

  • You always find the most amazing places for breakfast! I could eat breakfast all day, so you know I’ve been saving all of these places you’ve reccommended for the next time I’m in NYC!

    • Thank you! And I always love finding new places to eat in NYC, so much so that it’s almost like a hobby now!

  • Joseph Leonard sounds like exactly the sort of place that I love! I’d have to colour in the back of the menu 😉 Happy Easter

    • The illustration of the exterior of the restaurant was so cute!! Definitely loved everything about Joseph Leonard!

  • Beautiful place, it has a cool vintage and comfy touch! The food looks very tasty! =)

    NEW POST on


    • I totally agree!! So homey but in the perfect hipster kind of way!

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    oh my yum!


  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Lovely place!


    • Joseph Leonard was so adorable!


    This place looks so quaint and yummy! Thanks for sharing

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

    • I totally agree! The ambiance and food at Joseph Leonard were both amazing!

  • Wow! This place looks so delicious! Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, Mallory
    Perhaps Bananas // Instagram

    • The food at Joseph Leonard was definitely delicious!!

  • This place look so cool ! I enjoy siting near the window too..

    • I do too! I love getting to people watch and all of the natural light that comes flooding in through the window!

  • Riya

    I love the photos!! Do you live in NYC? I love New York!! The food there is AMAAAAAZING!! I actually just posted about NYC! What a coincidence!

    Thank you for visiting my blog by the way!


    • I don’t live in the city but I live pretty close so I take the train in a few times a month! It’s such a fun city!!

  • The food looks amazing and the place seems to have a wonderful vibe! xx

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

    • The atmosphere at Joseph Leonard was definitely amazing!

  • This looks so delicious, and it must be pretty delicious!

    • Yes the food at Joseph Leonard was amazing!! So tasty!

  • Looks amazing. Sometimes it is nice with pancakes and waffles for breakfast, but I really like my overnight oats.
    Xx |Blue Ducklings |Follow on Bloglovin’|

    • I love overnight oats too! I usually stick with my green smoothie for most breakfasts!

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Wow, this looks incredible! I’m hungry now!!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • I love all breakfast food and could definitely eat it for every meal!

  • I’m definitely a fan of a good brunch and this looks so delicious 🙂

    • Me too! Nothing beats a yummy brunch on a Sunday morning!

  • Ianne Cabangon

    Lovely post Courtney! Happy Friday!
    Xo, Christianne

  • Those fried eggs on the hash look so good!! I love the rustic vibe of the place too. I’m pretty predictable, I either get an eggs benedict or french toast depending on if I want to go sweet or savory.


    • I usually stick with savory, and eggs benedict is always one of my top choices too!

  • C A M I

    This looks like such a good restaurant and it must made so hungry!

    Camila |

    • Everything about Joseph Leonard was amazing!!

  • This is such a cute restaurant! I made the mistake of reading this post while starving and now want to fly to New York and eat that potato hash!

    • My potato hash was amazing!! I definitely love anything with potatoes, peppers, and eggs!

  • Joseph Looks sooooo delish! One thing I can’t wait to get back to in the US is going out for breakfast. I love potatoes in the morning, but everyone here thinks it’s so weird!

    Annessa /

    • Wait, really?? I love having potatoes in the morning for brunch! That’s so crazy!!

  • What a cozy little restaurant! The poblano hash looks delicious!

    Doused In Pink

    • I loved the vibe at Joseph Leonard! Definitely very cute!

  • That breakfast is drooling.
    I want to try it.

    Have a great day!

    • Both of our meals were delicious! Definitely a lot of good picks at Joseph Leonard!

  • Oh it looks so lovely! I will refer to your blog when I visit NY for sure xxx

    • Thanks! Joseph Leonard is definitely one of my favorite new breakfast/brunch spots in NYC!

  • This looks like an amazing brunch spot! We definitely do the same thing – long walk, get hungry, get food! Will def put this on my list for the next time I visit NYC!

    Chow Down USA

    • That’s what I like to do too! Plus I feel like walking around a city is the best way to get to know the streets!

  • What a beautiful place and meals! The illustration tho, sooo lovely, I would like to stare at it for long time to see the details, lol 🙂


    • I loved the illustration on the back of the menu too! So cute!

  • Jodi-Kay Edwards

    That illustration is adorable! That brekky looks divine!

    • The illustration was so cute! And my poblano hash was amazing!!

  • Wow that breakfast looks amazing! Hoping to head out to NYC later this year so will have to check this place out 🙂

    • The breakfast spread at Joseph Leonard is so delicious! You should definitely pop in during your trip later this year!

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