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If you often wake up on the UWS on Sundays, watch TV, and eat eggs that are slightly overcooked, you should change up your weekend routine with this all-day Australian cafe on 96th Street. Gertrude opened up at the end of summer 2020, and they’ve been hosting live music most weekend morning - with acts like a guitarist who worked on Cats the musical. It seems reasonable that the only way to improve banana bread and a cortado is by adding in some upright bass. You can stay up to date with their events on Instagram here.
It’s not hard to find an Australian cafe that serves grain bowls and cold brew in NYC. But Gertrude on the Upper West Side also serves slices of zucchini bread with cheese and capers, free cappuccinos for kids, and more stuff that you probably won’t find anywhere else in the city.