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24-hour breakfast/lunch place hits E. Port Chester/Byram!

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Kydd Sep 29, 2006 02:19 AM

Johnny Cakes! Ahh less than $5.00 for a salad with unlimited ingredients. $2.75 for homemade soups...I had the fennel pepper--so yummy--and all soups come w/ a fantastic side of their own bread. They have quite a few panini options that can be made into wraps. And for those not counting calories/carbs, they have their own doughnuts! This place is up there in quality and better prices than Panera. It's right across from the (overpriced) Black Bear. I can't believe it's 24 hours! I bet that doesn't last.

My only suggestion would be they add some lighter dressing options for the salads like raspberry or zinfandel vinaigrette. They do have a light Italian at least. And the service is FAST! 3 tables outside to boot for nice days like today was.

I'll be sure to grab a lunch there at least once a week, while I have a job in PC...

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  1. adamclyde RE: Kydd Sep 29, 2006 12:04 PM

    I was really excited about this place, but had some very mediocre food there. Granted, I only went once, and got something average. I'll definitely have to try it again. the soup sounds great.

    thanks for the heads up...

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      byramgirl RE: Kydd Sep 29, 2006 05:38 PM

      Johnny Cakes is best known for their coffee and doughnuts, but their new salad bar is a great addition. They've been open for more than a year and have always served 24 hours a day - a great resource on this side of town. (FYI - they're owned by the Greek pizza place next door - Famous Souvlaki).
      As for the Black Bear, you get what you pay for: quality. BB is the best option in town for a private party as they have two private rooms and offer great menu options - with great service as well.

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        Goodman RE: Kydd Oct 6, 2006 06:57 PM

        The coffee here is out of sight -- real quality without latte-and-cuff prices.

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