Best Breakfast on a Board

Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar

When Alice Waters’ Cafe Fanny closed its doors back in 2012, fans were skeptical of the new coffee and wine bar that would fill its very tiny shoes (really: the restaurant is smaller than some walk-in closets). But Bartavelle is holding its own with its highly Instagrammable — and very tasty — breakfast and lunch offerings, served on beautiful wooden boards. The cafe takes full advantage of its neighbors Acme Bread and Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant: Acme pain au levain is topped with homemade almond cashew butter, prosciutto, or jam, and wines are served by the glass. Whether it’s a superb avocado toast with the “almost hard-boiled” egg with olive oil, salt, and marash pepper, or the after-11 a.m. smoked trout with beautifully arranged pickles, bread, and dips, Bartavelle will make you want every meal on a board.

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