Originally posted by BaconBits
I take myself to breakfast every weekend - sometimes both Saturday and Sunday. Only rarely do I have company (my friends like to sleep in for some reason!!). Anyway - my favorites are:
Vselka (2nd ave and 9th street) - amazing kielbasa
Le Pain Quotidien (5th ave and 8th st?) - great cheese and coffee
French Roast/L'express (park ave south and 18? and 6th ave and 11th?)- tasty omelets
Sunflower diner (3rd and 25th street?) - basic diner - but very fresh
Normas - Parker Meridian - amazing. outrageous. perfect.
I'm always on the lookout for new breakfast places - so any other NYers, please share!!
Let's see . . .
If you like Veselka, there are more Polish places in that neighborhood. My favorite is Little Poland (2nd Ave. between 12th and 13th). I have sung its praises elsewhere on this site, but it is the real Eastern European deal. On the same block of 1st Ave. is the Neptune, which is better on nice days, because it has a Polish beer garden out back.
On 10th Street between 3rd and 4th (Yes, Virginia, there IS a Fourth Avenue in New York, but it's not very long) is Danal. They do a truly excellent--and quite reasonable for New York--brunch. If you like cafe au lait, order one there--it comes in a bowl. The decor is also lovely and there's a garden in nice weather. The only possible problem for you is that they don't open till 11. I hope you can stay up that late . . .
Elephant & Castle in the Village (Greenwich Ave. between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.) is also terrific, especially if you like guacamole or home fries. Both are excellent there, as is the coffee.
Finally, when you can't stand in line at Friend of a Farmer for another minute, go one block east on 18th to the Sunburst coffee bar. They do a truly lovely breakfast menu (eggs, frittate, blintzes, crepes, etc.) even if they're a little odd. For example, when they say it comes with toast, you get one piece. On the other hand, for $3.50 you get eggs, meat, potatoes, and, before 11:30, a cup of coffee.
Can you tell what I like to do of a weekend morning?