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cappie Sep 13, 2008 04:39 PM

Need some new ideas for breakfast. Gone to Kirstens, Woodside Deli, Parkway etc. any ideas for something different? Will drive to Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring or further just tired of the same old same old. Thanks,

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    chicken kabob Sep 13, 2008 05:52 PM

    Well,I am going to FIRST WATCH tomorrow in Gaithersburg for breakfast.
    I have never been before, but I hear it is pretty good.
    I will let you know! Also, Corner Bakery may be an option for you.
    Their cinnamon creme cake is especially addictive!

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      chicken kabob Sep 13, 2008 05:54 PM

      I forgot about Black Market in Kensington. You may want to check it out.
      Very nice atmosphere and good food. Portions are adequate but not huge.

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        Doh Sep 13, 2008 05:57 PM

        Have you tried Eggspectations in Silver Spring, or Cafe Deluxe in Bethesda?

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          rarotonga Sep 14, 2008 06:12 AM

          Le Pain Quotidien in Bethesda is good for breakfast. And I thought it was going to be a madhouse on a Sunday morning, but when I went there about a month ago it really wasn't.

          There's also either Tastee Diner (SS or Bda) if you're looking for a dive-y sort of place.

          Is Eggspectations good? I have to admit that I've avoided it because it has such a stupid name.

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          1. re: rarotonga
            Doh Sep 14, 2008 10:53 AM

            Those are two good suggestions (although at the extreme opposite ends of the price spectrum).

            Eggspectation is definitely better than the name (although that might not be saying much). It has a pretty big menu and does it pretty well. I wouldn't say it wows me but I think it's a good option for breakfast and we enjoy going there when we're in the neighborhood on a Sunday morning.

            1. re: rarotonga
              monkeyrotica Sep 16, 2008 07:08 AM

              The Silver Spring Tastee is the cleanest and the easiest to get a seat.
              The Laurel Tastee is the diveyest, and therefore most authentic.
              The Bethesda Tastee is somewhere in between.

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              Transplanted Texan Sep 14, 2008 06:31 AM

              You will probably be underwhelmed with Eggspectations and First Watch. They are crowded because, frankly, this area lacks wonderful breakfast options.

              Try Mosaic Cafe on Rockville Pike, on the west side of the Pike across the street from Buy Buy Baby. They have lots of waffles and the service is very pleasant.

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              1. re: Transplanted Texan
                chicken kabob Sep 14, 2008 10:56 AM

                Just got back from First Watch. It was good but nothing special. Ordered the blueberry pancakes w/ a side of bacon.

              2. WhatsToEatBaltimore Sep 15, 2008 08:35 AM

                If your ever in the Baltimore City Region you should try Miss Shirleys on Cold Spring Lane.....
                I know its out of your way. But we drive 45 mins to eat there. They have some good stuff.

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                  shellymck Sep 15, 2008 10:20 AM

                  I have three places for you:
                  Mon Ami Gabi-Bethesda
                  Royal Mile-Wheaton
                  Gaffney's-Silver Spring

                  At the first two the hours lean more to brunch than breakfast but in both cases you can get good breakfast items. I actually prefer going to both of these places for breakfast/lunch than for dinner. Both do Saturdays also.

                  Gaffney's we tried on a lark one Saturday after shopping at the farmer's market. It was a gorgeous day, they had outside seating and we really didn't expect it to be good but it was. I had the French toast which was huge, delicious and served with tons of fresh fruit. Don't remember what my husband had but he loved it.

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                    chicken kabob Sep 15, 2008 03:33 PM

                    I think there is a Gaffney's in Bethesda- newly opened. I did not know it was a chain.

                    1. re: chicken kabob
                      shellymck Sep 16, 2008 05:16 AM

                      YOu make me wonder if I'm getting the name right then. I didn't know it was a chain either. I'm talking about the Irish pub next to Galaxy Billiards, across the street from Borders.

                      1. re: shellymck
                        jerirl Sep 18, 2008 07:10 PM

                        It's McGinty's Here's the link

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                    deangold Sep 15, 2008 05:25 PM

                    My idea of a erfect sunday breakfast is roast pig at Hollywood East Cafe on the Boulevard followed by assorted steamed dumplings, bitter greens with oyster sauce and the bean paste faux carrot and the sesame paste & green tea filled tea balls.

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                      stever500 Sep 16, 2008 08:47 PM

                      For us, it's only the Original Pancake House in Bethesda on Woodmont Ave. Best pancakes and eggs in town.

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                        Jeserf Sep 17, 2008 04:58 AM

                        Original Pancake House - Bethesda (pumpkin chocolate chip FTW!)
                        Lia's in Chevy Chase
                        Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda

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                          MarcDC Sep 24, 2008 09:29 AM

                          Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda. Good bloody mary's too.

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