Photo by Babba Canales


Lovely Day

196 Elizabeth St, New York, NY, 10012



This cozy Nolita restaurant specializes in American-meets-Thai cuisine served amongst quirkily charming decor complete with an antique register and diner-stool seating. Whereas breakfast and brunch skew more American with Asian subtleties (think eggs benedict with ginger potato hash browns and a smoked salmon sandwich with wasabi crème fraîche), dinner takes a more straightforward approach to Thai offerings with chicken satay, papaya salad, and green curry.

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Daniel and Tim Joo of Haerfest / Lovely Day

This little Thai cafe is a great meeting spot. The food and drinks are delicious and we love the unassuming and quirky charm of the decor. Get the Hobo noodles if you stop in.

— Daniel and Tim Joo of Haerfest