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Sep 17, 2009 10:10 PM

Great placed to enjoy before visiting Guggenheim

We're planning to visit the Guggenheim on Sunday 10.30am.

Looking for suggestions for yummy bagel & lox of the tasty Jewish kind ... or bowl of cafe latte with a baguette in a french bistro style ....

We are staying near Battery Park. So places either by Battery Park or closer to the Guggenheim would be best ... (and also open by 9amish on a Sunday .... )


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  1. Cafe Sabarsky, in the Neue Galerie, on the corner of 5th & 86th, is open for breakfast on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. You can get your latte there, but I don't think there are baguettes. You'd have to "settle" for one of their outrageously delicious Austrian pastries.

    On the way uptown: L'Express, the French bistro, on the corner of Park Av. S. & 20th St., is open 24/7. Lattes and tartines are on the menu. Note: 23rd St. stop on the 6 train.

    Russ & Daughters, on Houston St., is *the* place for Jewish appetizing. They will be open at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Take-out only. You can get your bagel & lox to go and eat it in the nearby park on 1st Av. & 1st St.

    Barney Greengrass, on the UWS, serves Jewish appetizing and has table service. On Sunday, they open at 8:30 a.m.

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    1. re: RGR

      There's Jackson Hole (Madison and 91st - it opens at 8:00

      1. re: RGR

        I second the recommendation for Cafe Sabarsky. It's one of my all-time favorite places for coffee and pastries.

        P.S. Just saw that the OP actually ended up going to CS. Good deal.

      2. Very convenient and with quite good coffee and breakfast items is Le Pain Quotidien on Madison @84th-85th Street, and even closer is Yura, self-serve with a few tables, on Madison @ 92nd St. There are those who like Jackson Hole, but I am not one of them. You can get a coffee shop breakfast there but it is kind of a greasy spoon.

        1. We ended up going to Cafe Sabarsky and it was the 'perfect' choice! Great atmosphere and surprisingly (for a Gallery style cafe), the food was great & prices were very reasonable!

          Thanks again everyone!