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karynx78 Mar 28, 2009 09:22 PM

I will be staying with at the Tribeca area for a weekend in May and would like to know of some nice places to have breakfast/lunch. Open to small cafes with good coffee and bagels to restaurants with full breakfast menus. We want to have several options on where to grab an early bite before we go site seeing.

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    kathryn Mar 28, 2009 09:46 PM

    If you can give the cross-streets of where you are staying, you will get more responses. Many NY restaurants do not open until 10am on weekends and serve brunch from 10am to 3 or 4pm.

    Best breakfast/brunch in NY:

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      foodwhisperer Mar 29, 2009 10:04 AM

      le Petite Abeille on W broadway in tribeca has a good breakfast. bouley upstairs has abrunch. Bazzini has eggs , bagels , smoked salmon etc,,,Odeon, Cercle Rouge ,, Capsouto Freres,,so many in tri beca..... if you want a small place in Soho ,,I like 12 chairs,, or blue ribbon in the village

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        malibu Mar 31, 2009 07:19 PM

        Don't forget Pastis in MEPA. Worth the so far trek from Tribeca.

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        meinNYC Mar 29, 2009 01:06 PM

        Balthazar in Tribeca does a nice breakfast or lunch. Great croissants, make a reservation even for breakfast.

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          kathryn Mar 29, 2009 05:46 PM

          Balthazar is in Soho.

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          venezuelan Mar 29, 2009 03:04 PM

          I still like the brioche french toast at Noho Star..and their "Gold and Green" (Spinach + Cheddar) Omlettes when they got 'em

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            karynx78 Mar 30, 2009 04:28 PM

            The hotel i'm staying at is on 6th and Canal.

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              kathryn Mar 30, 2009 06:48 PM

              Here's some places that are nearby and open around 8-9am. A lot of Manhattan doesn't get out the door until 10am, I'm afraid.

              Saturday & Sunday Brunch 9am–4pm

              Sat & Sun: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (continental only)
              Sat & Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (brunch)

              They also have a bakery next door where you can get some pastries and coffee to go.

              Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-4pm

              Bouley Bakery & Market
              Friday - Sunday 7:30am - 7:30pm

              Grandaisy Bakery (two locations near you)
              Opens at 7am

              Blue Ribbon Market (highly regarded take out bakery branch of a mini empire in NYC, some of the best bread in town but no seating
              )Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

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                foodwhisperer Mar 31, 2009 03:04 PM

                Correct me if I'm wrong , but Grand Daisy doesnt have brunch,, The one in Tribeca doesnt even make their own pizza yet, they drive it over from Sullivan St..
                Also I;d sooner have breakfast at Gee Whiz diner on greenwich st. than Bubby's. Id sooner eat anywhere than bubby;s. Capsouto Freres and Le Petit Abeille best brunch in Tribeca

                1. re: foodwhisperer
                  kathryn Mar 31, 2009 05:53 PM

                  OP said "open to small cafes" -- I interpret that to mean pastries/other items, to go.

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              RussianGirl Mar 31, 2009 08:51 AM

              Clinton Street Baking Co. - a little further east than you, but worth the walk.

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                rpk Mar 31, 2009 04:10 PM

                Someone at Clinton Street Baking may unlock the door 8AM, but they don't start cooking until around 10. If you just want a bun and a cup of coffee, fine.

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                  mick Mar 31, 2009 04:17 PM

                  No pancakes midweek at 8:30am?

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                    rpk Apr 1, 2009 04:22 PM

                    That was my experience. Maybe that's not the usual situation, but standing there on a cold morning at 8:30AM and being told to look elsewhere for hot food did it for me, even just the once.

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                  small h Apr 1, 2009 05:10 AM

                  A lot further east. About a mile and a half.

                3. QueenPeach Apr 1, 2009 07:23 AM

                  I really like Kitchenette and Blue Ribbon bakery. Kitchenette has more of a home feel to it like you're in grandma's kitchen which I like and they have the best biscuits and fruity butter spreads.

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                    sholli Apr 1, 2009 03:21 PM

                    Grey Dog Cafe is a little north of your location at 33 Carmine St. http://thegreydog.com. It has well-above-average coffee, plus truly amazing pastries and full egg/omlette/pancake/etc. breakfasts. They also open at 7:30, and I think even earlier during the week. They're pretty much my favorite breakfast in the entire city, and their sandwiches are also good for lunch/dinner.

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