Although it's only Tuesday, it's never too early to make plans for the weekend ahead. For many, part of what makes New York City great is the speed and pacing of brunch. Though some restaurants have specific times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; early-bird specials; or menu items that are only available during specific hours, often the best places for brunch keep a simple and open schedule: brunch starts when you arrive, and it ends when you leave.
When you walk in you'll be greeted not just by the smells of their coffee and desserts, but more likely than not, you'll often have the pleasure of hearing a bit of French spoken, or at least more than a few great French songs. This one we heard on a visit a few months back, and still haven't forgotten: Nicole Croisille - Emma (Je m'appelle Emma).
There's cafe style seating and take away service near the front, and also a fire place and table service toward the back. If you visit once, more likely than not, you'll find yourself stopping by more than a few times again.