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lesmerliv Jan 5, 2011 04:39 PM

Looking for a Saturday AM breakfast spot in Village, SOHO or LES area....nothing fancy, just great food. Has anyone ever been to Shopsin's in Essex Mkt? Saw a documentary on this and found it intriguing....

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    gutsofsteel Jan 5, 2011 04:42 PM

    Shopsins is disgusting.

    I like breakfast at Balthazar.

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      small h Jan 5, 2011 05:36 PM

      Shopsin's is not for everyone (see above), but it is indeed intriguing. You'll have to wait on a Saturday morning, possibly for quite a while. The menu is vast, and the breakfast dishes have a plethora of fans - hence the wait. I've eaten there twice and liked it, although I don't get up early enough to eat breakfast there. Search this board for opinions both pro and con.

      I Like Killing Flies is a terrific movie, and it pretty much tells you everything you need to know. Like the flick? You'll probably like the restaurant.

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        lesmerliv Jan 5, 2011 06:02 PM

        I did like it...thanks!

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        kathryn Jan 5, 2011 09:03 PM

        When you say the Village do you mean West (as in west of 6th), Greenwich (around NYU, Wash Sq Park), or East (east of Bowery)?

        Minetta Tavern
        Balthazar
        Clinton St Baking Company - long lines, arrive early
        Blue Ribbon Bakery - long lines, arrive early
        Prune- long lines, arrive early
        Shopsin's- long lines, arrive early

        Best Breakfast and Brunch in Manhattan
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        Minetta Tavern
        113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

        Blue Ribbon Bakery
        33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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