Flat Top (Brunch)

Open Hours:  Mon-Fri 11:00AM-10:00PM; Sat 10:00AM-11:00PM; Sun 10:00AM-10:00PM 

Phone number: 646 820 7735

Price Range: $10-$20 

Address: 1241 Amsterdam Ave 

Website: www.flattopnyc.com 

Station: A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 

Hate goodbyes, love brunch. Guess the two balance each other out. We hit up Flat Top as our last destination before I jetted back to Boston for school, recommended by my best friend’s sister who’s got the deets to the eateries around the Columbia area. Good thing we got there bright and early because the place started bustling thirty minutes within opening – guess New Yorkers really do take their brunches seriously. Note that this place takes reservations so be sure to make one if you’re coming in on a Sunday.       

To my delight, the indoor décor was quaint and gave off a cozy vintage vibe.

Digging the stained glass lamp and typewriter 

Digging the stained glass lamp and typewriter 

After a rather chilly few days in New York, we were excited to snag a window seat so we could enjoy the sun while chatting over our meal.

They started us off with complimentary cheese biscuits.


Aroma was killer. Fresh out of the oven, these warmly baked biscuits were crumbly and moist. I heard they tend to give out different complimentary goods each time, so I hope for your sake that they serve these when you make the trip here.

For main, we ordered the Hand-Milled Toasted Organic Oatmeal.

Serving size was large; oatmeal itself went down light. We were a fan of their sour cherries, shredded coconut and almonds. They also provide a side of brown sugar, butter and cream.

Next came the Blueberry Buttermilk Ricotta Pancakes.

What a handsome set of fluffy pancakes. We liked how the berries were a bit sour to counter the sweetness of the powdered sugar and syrup. I’m not usually the biggest fan of pancakes, but these were pretty satisfying to the taste buds.  

And of course, no brunch would be complete if I didn’t order Smoked Salmon Benedict.

Eggs were nicely poached with a generous portion of salmon – so much that I couldn’t even finish. Met all the right standards, would definitely recommend.

Overall highlights of this destination include its cottage-like ambiance, large-portioned/high quality food and friendly staff. Definitely pop on by if you’re hanging around the Columbia area and need a nice place to kick back and relax with a friend.