10 Best New York City Neighborhood Spots For A Delicious Weekday Breakfast

Lisa Kahn

By , Local Expert, New York
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New York City contains a multitude of corner delis where harried office workers rush in to grab a shrink-wrapped bagel with a schmear and head on their way. But sometimes, it's good to stop and smell the coffee. In a hectic world, everyone deserves a more civilized morning repast every once in a while. There's something delightfully different--and perhaps a wee bit decadent--about an early morning rendezvous over a plate of bacon and eggs, a business confab over a basket of fresh-baked muffins or a serene hour scanning the day's headlines while someone else toasts your english muffin. And here's another important breakfast...  Read more »

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    Doughnut Plant

    The story of the Doughnut Plant in New York actually begins in Minnesota in 1910, when the grandfather of...  Read more »

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    Still thriving after 16 years, Balthazar remains the quintessential SoHo spot for traditional bistro fare--if you can snag a table.

    Local Expert Tip: "No time to linger? Pick up a French pastry or a freshly-baked baguette from Balthazar's bakery, located next door to the restaurant."

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    Bubby's warm and homey atmosphere is a delightful change of pace in sophisticated Tribeca.

    Local Expert Tip: "Save room for Bubby's fluffy buttermilk biscuits, which come with every order."

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    Sarabeth's - West

    Sarabeth's fluffy omelettes and melt-in-your mouth baked goods make us wish we could eat breakfast like this every day.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sarabeth's has additional locations in Tribeca and in Lord & Taylor's in Midtown Manhattan."

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    A Southern comfort food menu, two bars and an excellent assortment of homemade baked goods insure that you'll leave Peels satisfied and happy.

    Local Expert Tip: "For a real treat, order the Gobblecado sandwich (smoked turkey, avocado, chili mayo and cojita cheese). "

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    Barney Greengrass

    Barney Greengrass is one of the few remaining bastions of authentic Jewish comfort food in New York.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're not a fish lover, try a plate of salami and scrambled eggs, a classic "Borscht Belt" feast."

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    City Bakery

    We agree with New York Magazine's assessment that City Bakery is to hot chocolate what Katz's Deli is to pastrami.

    Local Expert Tip: "City Bakery's caramelized French toast is heaven on a fork."

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    French Roast Downtown

    French Roast's two locations are open 24 hours a day.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Tartine "Banh Mi" with basil aioli is a delicious take on this classic Vietnamese sandwich."

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    Norma's serves breakfast all day, seven days a week.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the NYPD special: Cool-Whipped raspberry and chocolate-stuffed donuts."

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    E.A.T. Café

    E.A.T. is an Upper East Side institution with a large contingent of loyal patrons.

    Local Expert Tip: "For a rich indulgence, try the caviar omelet."



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