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Mar 30, 2010 04:26 PM

Best Weekday Breakfast UES/EAST HARLEM??

My fiance's birthday is tomorrow, and I want to take him out for a great breakfast since he works all day until midnight. We need to stay somewhat local due to his commute, so any recommendations on the UES or in east harlem would be really appreciated!!! We are flexible in terms of type of food (we eat pretty much anything!) and price is not an issue this once :)

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Table d Hote is fantastic but opens at 12. Sarabeths is all hype but is open earlier. Also Cafe d' Alsace and this great greek diner on the corner of 86th and 2nd ave on south east side of street.

    1. You might try El Paso Taqueria on 97th St. between Madison & Park, though I've never been for breakfast. They open at 9:30 AM and offer a nice range of traditional huevos and omelettes.

      El Paso Taqueria
      64 E 97th St, New York, NY 10029

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      1. re: City Kid

        I like the food but be very careful about pricing. I was there a week or so ago and got into a major argument about margarita prices. On their list of tequilas, they have a wide range and when the bill came they charged me for a Patron margarita when in fact I had ordered Sauza blanca. Being in the wine/spirits business, I know Sauza is about one third of the price of Patron. To make a long story short, I got three different answers from the waiter, ostensible manager and the owner. Not the first time we have ha run-ins over pricing. As they say, let the buyer beware.

        1. re: smarty

          Good to know...breakfast should be pretty safe, plates around 7-8 dollars.

      2. Cafe Sabarsky and Sarabeth's are the best options in the area for waiter service. If you don't care for waiter service both Yura and The Corner Bakery are very good.

        Cafe Sabarsky
        1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

        1. Give Melba's a try 114 and Fredrick Douglas Blvd.

          The French Toast, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Fried Chicken and Waffles are all amazing

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          1. re: Santino Corleone

            Thanks for the note; live in the area and have not tried this. Will report back

          2. B Cafe is amazing. Quiet little place but has excellent food.

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            1. re: liz8000

              Didn't know B Cafe is open for weekday breakfast.