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Jan 19, 2010 02:04 PM

Breakfast near City Place - WPB?

We'll be going to the art fair this coming weekend at City Place and are looking for a good place to have breakfast. We may bring our dog, so outdoor recommendations are especially appreciated!

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  1. These restaurants have some outdoor tables and serve breakfast. You will have to call them to see if they are dog friendly.
    Dolce de Palma (1000 Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach; 561-833-6460,

    The rustic and virtually on-the-tracks eatery near the Kravis Center is a find for those who do stumble on it. It opened quietly before season last year to a slow start, but word of mouth put it on the radar for a full-blown opening in the fall.

    Chef Rene Michelena, a Charlie Trotter and Sign of the Dove alumnus, turns out "world cuisine" from the tiny kitchen for a menu that changes daily (phone in to get the day's specials).
    "We do cook with organics, but more than that, we're farm-to-table, so everything's as fresh as possible and seasonal," says Jessica Bailey, managing partner with Anthony de Palma.

    The atmosphere is chic and casual, yet sophisticated, with floor-to-ceiling drapes and banquettes and a few—very few—tables. An outdoor patio eases some crowding, but this is a reservations-required restaurant for size alone.

    The other restaurant is:

    Eggsotic Bistro (2400 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-478-3117) Breakfast is always a great place to start—and this little charmer is waking up the area with not-so-typical morning meals and lunches. Leonardo and Luis Espin, partners and owners, turn out crêpes, omelets and Panini as well as unique lunch specials such as a grilled salmon croque monsieur in the tucked-away spot.

    It occupies a former drive-through cleaners building—expect a small dining area with counter seating and tables. But diners are instantly removed from the bustling boulevard outside once indoors—the sleek warm modern décor with contemporary art on the walls has a somewhat calming effect.

    A variety of eggs Benedict, omelets and French toast are offered, along with the signature crêpes turned out by chef Leonard—former executive chef of Breakers West Country Club. In season, the daily special reflects what's fresh in the markets, the chef says. A coffee bar satisfies those who are just in for a cup of joe—it's also top quality - and the entire menu is available for take-out.
    (Note: A second location that will offer dinner was still in the planning stages at press time.)

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    1. re: DiFlorida

      Thanks, DiFlorida, for including the reviews! They both sound great.

    2. which art fair is it. Art Palm Beach was last weekend?

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      1. I recommend:

        Paris Bakery & Cafe ( Great eggs and crepes)
        212 South Olive Avenue
        West Palm Beach, FL 33401
        (561) 820-9281

        Saturday Only - West Palm Beach Farmers Market
        Off Banyan - close to the intercoastal

        Makeb's Bagels
        401 S. Olive Avenue
        West Palm Beach, FL 33401

        Palm Beach:


        Riviera Beach

        Tiki Waterfront Sea Grill
        200 E. 13th St., Riviera Beach, FL 33404
        Inside Riviera Beach Marina