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Early Breakfast in Cobble Hill or close by -- 9 am on Saturday

gold75 Jan 8, 2008 04:18 PM

What's a good place for a tasty breakfast at 9 am on a Saturday in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens/Brooklyn Heights/Boerum Hill? Thanks in advance for the suggestions!


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    brooklynr RE: gold75 Jan 8, 2008 04:48 PM

    For basic fare (breakfast sandwiches, egg plates) I'd head to Boerum Hill Food Company on Smith Street (excellent breakfast sandwich on ciabatta). For something slightly more elaborate, I'd go to Teresa's on Montague Street.

    80 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Boerum Hill Food Co.
    134 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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    1. re: brooklynr
      artichokeheart RE: brooklynr Jan 9, 2008 09:05 AM

      Le Peit Cafe opens early on the weekend, and their garden (it's enclosed) is a beautiful place to eat. It's on Court Street, between Nelson and Luquer. It's at the edge of the neighborboods that you mention, but I really like their breakfast food.

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        Puppimus RE: artichokeheart Jan 10, 2008 06:19 AM

        I second that emotion! Le Petite Cafe is magical and fabulous. You can eat out back in the winter. I'm mad at myself that it took me years of living in the nabe before I went there (I didn't know about the magical back). Brunch/breakfast menu is huge and delicious, and the waitstaff has always been very nice accommodating, too. Go there.

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          bladerobbins RE: Puppimus Jan 10, 2008 11:45 AM

          Le Petit Cafe is indeed a lovely place to eat and the food is pretty good. But I have had the least attentive and rudest service the two times I've been there.

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            Puppimus RE: bladerobbins Jan 10, 2008 01:10 PM

            While there is a minority of places that are consistently awful or terrific, and that's just their thing, I feel that restaurant service is a crap-shoot. For example, the worst service I've ever experienced was at 360 the third time I ate there. There was no reason for it, and the previous 2 visits were fine. Just one of those things--but I never went back! So I would understand if you didn't want to go back to Petite, either. What a shame.

    2. EJC RE: gold75 Jan 9, 2008 09:09 AM

      Doesn't Miriam open at 9a?

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        brooklynr RE: EJC Jan 9, 2008 02:12 PM

        The intarwebs said that Miriam opens at 10a on Saturday, which is why I excluded it.

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          EJC RE: brooklynr Jan 10, 2008 07:06 AM

          gotcha. I knew that they (at least used to) open at 9a on weekdays.

          I know they're open early on weekdays for b'fast -- not positive about weekends... but I'm a huge fan of the french toast at Bar Tabac, especially when you can show up early and avoid the crowd.

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        bladerobbins RE: gold75 Jan 9, 2008 10:44 AM

        Provence En Boite on Smith; Naidres on Henry; Tea Lounge on Court (the latter two are coffee/tea shops that serve egg dishes...)

        1. scarlet starlet RE: gold75 Jan 10, 2008 04:04 AM

          I recommend Boerum Hill Food Company. I've had breakfast there tons of times and it's been great every time.

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            gold75 RE: gold75 Jan 10, 2008 04:29 AM

            Thanks everyone. That's a great selection to choose from.

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              Larry Brooks RE: gold75 Jan 10, 2008 05:17 AM

              Carroll Gardens Diner, at Smith and Bergen.
              Old school diner, nothing fancy, a tad pricey, but a staple for me.

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                fishermb RE: Larry Brooks Jan 10, 2008 06:48 AM

                I like the breakfast at Union Smith, located, on Union, and Smith,

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