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sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 02:54 AM

searching out best oatmeal or other hot cereal breakfast place in NYC? - any neighborhood

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    maggiej RE: sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 05:16 AM

    I like the oatmeal at city bakery. It's not cheap but it has a GREAT texture and you can put whatever toppings you want on it.

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      BluPlateSpec RE: maggiej Mar 5, 2008 06:39 AM

      If it has a great texture it's probably steel cut oatmeal like McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal that comes in a can. I remember a place in downtown Philadelphia that served it with heavy cream and a bowl of brown sugar on the side. Every Sunday there was a line waiting to get a seat.

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      bronwen RE: sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 06:15 AM

      It is fabulous at the Rock Center Cafe, they use heavy cream and sprinkle berries on it.

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        offthebeatenpath1 RE: sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 07:31 AM

        Personally, I like the oatmeal at the pump, but I am a bit of a health freak and like the taste of protein powder mixed in.

        The cupping room in Tribeca has very good oatmeal, as does Ej's.

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          veralouise RE: sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 08:04 AM

          Creme brulee oatmeal at Norma's.

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            selizara RE: sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 08:49 AM

            'wichcraft has great oatmeal. It's $4. Steel cut oatmeal with cinnamon brown sugar butter, toasted nuts and dried fruits.

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              Produce Addict RE: selizara Mar 5, 2008 01:53 PM

              I agree. The nuts are really good and you get lots of them. And at the Rock Center location it comes with free coffee in the morning.

            2. BluPlateSpec RE: sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 09:39 AM

              The oatmeal with fresh berries was very good at Le Pain Quotidien which are located in many areas of Manhattan but the coffee I had with it was dreadful, maybe it was a bad day but if I go again I'll have tea.

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                qwertyu RE: sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 10:07 AM

                Henry's on the UWS has a fantastic oatmeal at the brunch. They serve it with a tea pot full of steamed milk, which was a delightful idea. Also, they give a huge basket of mini muffins at the beginning of the meal for free. Not a crowded place for brunch, but well worth a try.

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                  harrison RE: sgolds9173 Mar 5, 2008 12:33 PM

                  Fairway...although I always seem to blow it off for the pancakes.

                  Believe it or not, EJ's is pretty good.served with currants..

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