Breakfast spots on Prince St.
I work in Soho and occasionally eat breakfast out. Here
are a few of the places I've been to, and my
Buffa's, Prince St. and Lafayette
This is a nice coffee shop, a good place for fried eggs
and home fries. Plus you can buy the newspaper at the
Cafe Gitane, Mott St. between Prince and Houston
Excellent coffee, good granola, plus if you sit in the
window there you look hip.
Market, Elizabeth St. between Prince and Spring
Just went there for the first time. It seemed a lot
like Gitane except less attitude. (Both Gitane and
Market also have a full lunch/dinner menu, even
though they both seem initially like bakery/cafes.) The
cook here is a really nice guy.
Cafe Habana, Prince St. and Bowery(? -- maybe it's a
block west of Bowery)
Have not been there yet, though I've been meaning to
for a while. I used to eat lunch there sometimes, when
it was a sort of mediocre coffee shop called Bella's.
Jerry's, Prince St. and Greene
re: barry strugatz
Lately I've been heading either downtown for Chinese
and Malaysian, or east for Mexican and Dominican, at
lunchtime. When I eat lunch around here, I like
Fanelli's (though I fear for my waistline if I eat
their burger too often); I like Melampo's sandwiches,
though I have not gotten one in a long time. Also there
is a nice place for middle eastern sandwiches on Spring
St., I think it is called La Petit Cafe or something.
Generally I don't love the restaurants right around
here; and also I like to go for a walk. Sorry I can't
be of more help.
re: Barry Strugatz
Well let me see what I can think of...
On Lafayette and Spring is an only OK takeout rice and
beans shop, very cheap. Pomodoro Pizza is good (and the
meatball heros are good), it's on Spring and Mulberry
or Mott. Rocky's is actually the place to go for heros
now that I think of it; it's across the street from
Pomodoro and they have some really oddball heros like
potato and egg. (Maybe that isn't oddball; but I have
never seen it anywhere else. It tastes nice.)
Ceci cela (Spring just east of Mulberry) is a wonderful
bakery and cafe; I think they have a lunch menu but I'm
not completely sure. Also great cookies and cheesecake
for after lunch, at Eileen's Cheesecake on Cleveland
Place and Kenmare.
Pretty good Indonesian food (though not as good as
further downtown) at a restaurant I forget the name of,
on Lafayette between Spring and Broome.
That's all I can think of right now. There are a lot of
food businesses between Lafayette and about Elizabeth;
then it dries up until you get east of Chrystie.