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Need great breakfast place with top quality pancakes and bacon

pastrychica Mar 16, 2011 05:44 PM

Hi All! I am taking my 8 year old daughter into the city this weekend and I would like to take her to a great breakfast place that has excellent pancakes and serves top-quality bacon. I have a rez at Sarabeths, but I am getting a bit tired of it. I read Big Daddy's menu, but not sure how the food quality is. We are staying near Rock Center, but can travel anywhere for something extra-tasty. Is there any place that you would recommend?

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    benn2009 RE: pastrychica Mar 16, 2011 06:19 PM

    can't say i've had the opportunity to try any of these, but this should give you a few suggestions!


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      pastrychica RE: benn2009 Mar 16, 2011 06:25 PM

      Thank you! I am thinking . . . Clinton Street -- looks great!!

      Does anyone know if it is hard to get in there right at 9:00 on Sunday mornings? Do I have to get there really early and wait for them to open???

      Clinton Street Baking Co.
      4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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        loratliff RE: pastrychica Mar 16, 2011 06:35 PM

        Clinton Street is the best. Around 9 a.m., you'll probably be fine. (A lot of people like booze brunch, which can't happen 'til noon on Sundays.)

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          benn2009 RE: loratliff Mar 16, 2011 07:01 PM

          This is actually a very helpful thread! I've always wanted to go to Clinton Street but I cannot stand having to wait around for brunch when I'm already so hungry! Perhaps I'll try to get there super early next time.

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          RCC RE: pastrychica Mar 17, 2011 07:18 AM

          For Sunday at 9am at CSB, you'd better show up at least 30 minutes before. That's when they take names and you'll see a lot of people giving their names. If you show up at 9, you'll end up waiting for the first turnover.
          Yep, this place is really popular.

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            pastrychica RE: RCC Mar 17, 2011 02:23 PM

            Thanks for all those tips! I will definately get there by 8:30!

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            nightkitchen RE: pastrychica Mar 17, 2011 08:13 PM

            you may want to check, but on weekends i thought they opened at 10am, which is you best chance of getting in on a Sunday without a wait. if you go 30 mins before.

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          jaba RE: pastrychica Mar 17, 2011 07:20 AM

          Clinton Street serves their pancakes and bacon at dinner, and the wait isn't nearly as bad. Your daughter might love the idea of breakfast for dinner.

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            goodhealthgourmet RE: jaba Mar 17, 2011 08:21 PM

            now THAT is a great suggestion.

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              Blumie RE: jaba Mar 17, 2011 08:43 PM

              I've never had to wait for a table at dinner time at Clinton Street Baking Co. (although I'm sure it does happen on occasion). I had the blueberry pancakes for dinner just last month.

              Clinton Street Baking Co.
              4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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