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Sep 11, 2009 08:44 AM

Breakfast in So. Westchester - Larchmont, Pelham, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Mt. Vernon?

I'm still mourning the loss of the Thruway Diner. Soccer season is starting up and I'd love to establish a "breakfast tradition" before practice. Is there ANY place you would recommend in the area? I've combed through the obvious threads and haven't found anything suitable.

Larchmont Diner is only OK, Pelham Bay Diner is very uneven and expensive, the Pelham Cafe is dodgy. Anyone? Diner is preferred but "cafe" or other variants are welcome as well.

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  1. Mont Olympos Diner on Central Ave Yonkers... across from Kohl's. It has been consistently good for the past few years.
    For something a little "fancier", City Limits in White Plains, at the end of Rt 100.

    1. What about M.A.D. Cafe in Pelham or A.J's in New Rochelle? I've never been to M.A.D. but I've heard good things. And A.J's is great and CHEAP.

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      1. re: mary30

        Does AJ's do breakfast? Mount Olympos is not exactly where they are looking.

        There is a diner at the corner of S. Columbus (RTE 22) and Fulton that I pass on the way to BJ's, called either Columbus Diner or Kasteli Diner. Has anyone been there?

        Also on Pondfield Road is the Pondfield cafe just past Bronx River Parkway at 3 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville (Yonkers). I have had some good breakfasts there when my ds went to a local daycare. It is pretty small.

        1. re: rolise

          A.J's does do breakfast. And they have great omelets etc

      2. Stanz on Chatsworth in Larchmont but only weekdays and Saturdays. They're closed on Sundays.

        1. Park Place Bagels in Bronxville (which, IMHO has the best bagels in Westchester), just expanded and has an actual restaurant now instead of just a take-out counter. I think everything from there very good.

          1. Thanks, WCH chowhounds - we'll go to AJ's tomorrow morning and report back. I'll have to try Stanz since laylag's recs have been good in the past. I'm also excited about the bagel recommendation.

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            1. re: MarkDPelhamNY

              The bagel place on Gramatan in Fleetwood is also awesome, though they don't really fulfill the rest of your requirements.

              1. re: btbauer

                Well, I will put in a rec for Green Apples if you are in Fleetwood. It's a little hidden but if you are headed south on Grammatan, make a right at the Gas Station (that's Williams I think).

                Hey they even improved their Web page. I guess with the Athena gone, business may pick up there.


              2. re: MarkDPelhamNY

                Thanks for the support Mark. We have been to AJ's for burgers but not for breakfast so am looking forward to hearing your review, please post.

                When you try Stanz, be prepared to wait - tiny space - also note that you order at the counter. It's charming and "neighborhoody" and the food is good. For even better, if you are willing to go as far as Rye, I highly rec "On the Way Cafe" which is on the way to Playland.