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Breakfast/Coffee in Murray Hill/Gramercy

mj Oct 12, 2000 02:28 PM

Hi all,

I'm coming to nyc next week, staying at 31st and Madison...what are the recommendations for morning coffee, croissants, and such?

Cheers, mj

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    MU Oct 12, 2000 03:34 PM

    Take a walk downtown a few blocks to Union Square, turn right on 15th St and go to City Bakery. Browse the greenmarket while drinking your coffee with fresh, unhomogenized milk and eating a still-warm pain au chocolat. Pay special attention to the amazing, extra-large, pinkish heirloom tomatoes. Have a great time!

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      MU Oct 12, 2000 03:36 PM

      Oh, and later on, check out the Waterfront Ale House. For the East Coast, it's pretty good.

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        Caitlin Oct 12, 2000 03:43 PM

        City Bakery is actually on 17th Street, and is excellent, though it's not exactly in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, there is a lack of decent bakeries in the Murray Hill area. Burke & Burke, on 34th and Lexington, makes pretty good coffee and brings in a whole variety of fresh-looking baked goods; what I've tried is not bad.

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        Sharon A Oct 12, 2000 04:24 PM

        Chez Laurence, Madison and 38th (or is it 39th?) makes good croissants and brioches and decent coffee. Very French.

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          Peter Krass Oct 17, 2000 06:09 PM

          GREAT croissants at Dolci on Park Ave, 12 Park (between 34th and 35th streets). Fresh, buttery, light...the real deal! Don't let the clueless counterhelp fool you; someone in the kitchen knows what they're doing.

          Their cafe au lait aint bad, either...just tell them to lay off the cinammon and choco powder!

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