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Best french toast downtown?

Any suggestions for delicious french toast downtown? I love it at Clinton Street Baking Co. but the line is always too long.


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  1. my parents were in from out of town a few weeks ago and we went to Balthazar for brunch. Not really my scene and the prices were pretty off the charts but the brioche french toast was spectacular (it better be for $16!!!!).

    1. Paris Commune in GV is very well known for their french toast. Sometimes there's a line though.

      1. George's restaurant, corner of Greenwich and Rector- awesome french toast

        1. I end up ordering french toast 95% of the time I go out to brunch. Some of my stand outs include 9th Street Market, good (stuffed), Jane (stuffed, a bit too sweet), Deborah, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Pastis, Les Deux Gamins, and Extra Virgin.

          1. I second the 9th Street market recommendation. Comes piled with very good fresh fruit.

            1. Although I'm a Clinton Street Baking fan, the french toasts at 9th Street Market are good, too. However, I found the wait lines at 9th Street Market to be much, much loooooooooonger than that at CSB.

              1. the banana stuffed french toast at public's weekend brunch (elizabeth btwn prince and spring) is very good and comes with excellent bacon on the side.

                1. just had great "pain perdu" at this little french cafe on orchard. but it is like a little hole in the wall, nothing fancy. but, wow, it tasted good. and was cheap!

                  1. I posted this in another thread, but it's equally relevant here:

                    Five Points' french toast is very good. I went recently and had it--it's banana-stuffed French Toast, which comes with a "creme anglais" glaze that is caramel-ish.

                    I second that the french toast at Jane is very good. (They also have it at their sister restaurant, The Neptune Room, on the Upper West Side.) It's creme brulee battered and very heavy, and the portion is rather large.

                    Pastis' version is also very good; Schiller's, not so much.

                    1. It's not made to order, but I adore the French Toast at City Bakery. It's carmelized on top and very moist inside.

                      1. The French toast with roasted pears & bourbon maple syrup at The Spotted Pig - the best, ever.

                        1. The french toast at A.O.C (Bedford & Grove) deserves a mention. Some of the best I've ever tasted.