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Apr 25, 2007 06:54 AM

Breakfast LES maybe not Katzs

Ok for August first time trip- one morning we're going to LES and then up thru Nolito and St Marks for the 15 yo daughter shopping spree.

If we don't eat breakfast around hotel midtown--what are some good choices? Of course- theres Katzs, but besides that- what else is in the area?

I'm thinking Balthazar for lunch, fyi.

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  1. Clinton Street Baking Company!

    1. Prune on 1st Street - really good and the "Prune" juice is fantastic. There's also Falai Panetteria on Clinton and Rivington and the newer Falai outpost on Lafayette near Spring - amazing pastries and nice atmosphere.

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      1. re: cheflette

        Is this on a weekend or a weekday?

        Clinton St. serves breakfast/brunch every day and is my #1 destination for weekday breakfast as the lines are super-long on weekends.

        Prune is awesome but only does brunch on the weekends, no weekday breakfast.

      2. I bet your 15 year old daughter would enjoy Schiller's on Rivington and Norfolk for breakfast for people watching and the trendy factor.

        Clinton Street Baking Company is also a great idea.

        1. Clinton St. is a great idea. If you want something quick, Falai Panetteria.

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          1. re: Lucia

            Weekday. Schillers menu looks good. Falai not really breakfast, just pastries?? Clinton Street also a possibility. Thanks-- keep the ideas coming!

            Is Vaselka in that area?

            1. re: aviva1

              I haven't been to Falai during the week, so I'm not sure whether they have other offerings. Veselka is in the East Village, about a 10-15 minute walk from Clinton St. and Falai. I prefer Clinton St. to Schiller's.

              1. re: Lucia

                I prefer Clinton to Schiller's, as well.

                1. re: LFeinberg

                  Thirding that. Clinton St is great. Schiller's is not that great, especially compared to its sister restaurants, Pastis and Balthazar.

                  Here's Falai Panetteria's menu, there's egg dishes, yogurt, other savory dishes:

                  1. re: kathryn

                    Clinton St (my personal favorite as well) is better than Schiller's but both surpass Veselka by far.

          2. I prefer Clinton over Schillers as well. Schillers is alot more fun and exciting in the evening. Also, if you are in the neighborhood, there is Sugar Sweet Sunshine (not brunch, but a good snack that will make you and your tummy happy)