Chow in the Upper West Side
A Toronto Chowhound is hitting up NYC next weekend and staying at Broadway and W 103 St. Suggestions for breakfast (or anything else!) in the area?
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/400183 is a great thread full of UWS rec's.
You'll be very close to Absolute Bagels, which has great chewy salty bagels. If you feel like walking for 15 minutes over to Harlem, you'll hit Zoma (113th and Frederick Douglass/8th Ave) my favorite Ethiopian, and Lee Lee's, home of fabulous "rugelach by a brother"
Try the very underrated Pizzabolla on Amsterdam and 92nd for great pizza and pasta---they have a few outside tables.
The pickings are slim right up here, but a couple of things you might try - Silver Moon Bakery on 105 & Broadway, they have a few tables outside if the weather is good and their croissant and french bread are excellent, and they have interesting sandwiches at lunch time; also for breakfast, Picnic on 102 & Broadway, serving Silver Moon bread, omelettes etc...pricey, but good. The Cafe du Solei is to be avoided at all costs for all meals, bland, overpriced food and sub par service, even for the UWS. Classic UWS breakfast, good if you are up and out early, is Barney Greengrass, the Sturgeon King at Amsterdam between 86 & 87. Fab food - try the nova and scrambled (won't have to eat again for a week or so!)
You def. have to stop by Absolute Bagel, as someone already mentioned.
Cafe Con Leche - Amsterdam and 96ish
Turkuaz - B'way and 100th
Crepes on Columbus - Columbus and 105ish
And I know it's not the best slice, but you gotta try Koronet (B'way and 110th) for the novelty alone.