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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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  1. 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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    1. re: kathryn

      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

      1. re: kathryn

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

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

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

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

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            1. re: karynx78

              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

              1. re: kathryn

                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

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

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

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              1. re: RussianGirl

                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.

                1. re: rpk

                  No pancakes midweek at 8:30am?

                  1. re: mick

                    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.

                2. re: RussianGirl

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