Post-run breakfast near Central Park
My boyfriend and I plan to run in Central Park on Wednesday morning and would like to have breakfast afterwards, at around 9:30-10:00.
We won't smell (promise!), but we'll be in our running clothes & shoes, so casual atmosphere is a must. Would also like the option of outdoor seating. But most important are good coffee & excellent eggs and toast, so I'm really looking for the best diner options. I can arrange the run to end on either the East or West side, so recommendations for either are welcome.
I don't know the East side at all, but on the West, there are tons of options.
In the 50s, you can go to Vynl or Eatery.
In the 60s, try Le Pain Quotidien - it's a chain, but a good one.
In the 70s, there are tons of diners, or you can always brave the endless menu at Big Nick's (the eggs are great, stay away from the more "ethnic" stuff).
I vote for Cafe Con Leche in the 80s.
Higher up, I'd hit Zanny's Café or Crepes on Columbus (the brekkie destination of the Columbia Roadrunners)
If you feel like ending on South, try Sarabeth's on Central Park South bet 5th and 6th Ave. Great food...excellent breakfasts/coffee although no outdoor seating. Not super pricey either.
More in my hood (100's on West Side) I can wholeheartedly recommend Cafe du Soleil (104th/105th and Bway on west side of street). Outrageously good coffee/omlettes, outdoor seating. A good step or two above the diner thing...