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Breakfast, brunch, coffee in Exton to King of Prussia area?

ftarazu Jul 27, 2011 02:40 AM

Any suggestions for great places to get breakfast or brunch, or even just coffee in the general environs of Exton to King of Prussia?

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    waking1 RE: ftarazu Jul 27, 2011 05:29 PM

    I'm a fan of the King Street Grille on Lancaster Ave in Frazer. Great breakfast, less of a crowd than the Classic Diner down the road a bit.

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      nosnibor6959 RE: ftarazu Jul 27, 2011 07:18 PM

      If you can go just a little west of Exton to Downingtown, try the Blue Cafe in Downiongtown. Great coffee selection and my favorite breakfast place. Try the north of the border buritto.

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        ftarazu RE: ftarazu Jul 29, 2011 04:09 AM

        What do people think of Nudy's vs. these other places?


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          Sydneyeats RE: ftarazu Jul 29, 2011 06:06 AM

          Nudy's is okay. I would choose the Classic Diner over Nudy's. Not a huge fan of Blue Cafe.

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            gardens4me RE: ftarazu Aug 1, 2011 04:06 AM

            Classic Diner is hands-down the winner over Nudy's. Nudy's is okay, but I'm underwhelmed by it, esp when I compare it to Classic Diner's stuffed brioche French toast....now that is a breakfast worth waiting in line for! And I frequently eat at the counter to avoid the line,

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            cwdonald RE: ftarazu Jul 29, 2011 02:46 PM

            If you want a dive in King of Prussia there is the Hut, a little greasy spoon where everyone is called hon... lots of regulars there. Other place is in Bridgeport, Andy's Place. Andy is german and does a decent breakfast, but you can also get german items for lunch/brunch on weekends.

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              Sydneyeats RE: cwdonald Jul 29, 2011 03:08 PM

              Have you tried Michael's Deli recently? I haven't been there since they sold to someone else.

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                cwdonald RE: Sydneyeats Jul 31, 2011 06:53 AM

                I do not know when it was sold, but I would say that its quality is consistently mediocre. The pickle bar is ok, the pastrami is acceptable. They have a nice bottled beer selection up front. Personally strongly prefer Pumpernick's in Montgomeryville, or Ben and Irv's over in Huntington Valley, (I do not know the deli's on the Mainline ... ).

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                  chele78 RE: Sydneyeats Dec 1, 2011 05:07 PM

                  We live in KOP & haven't noticed a change in ownership. Everything still seems the same. Personally we aren't fans of the food, but I know most locals rave about it

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                  chele78 RE: cwdonald Dec 1, 2011 05:08 PM

                  I've lived in KOP for 6 years & have never heard of the Hut. Where is this place of which you speak? KOP is chalk full of chains, so we usually go to the surrounding areas, but would enjoy trying a new place in KOP...when a greasy spoon is in order, of course.

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                    cwdonald RE: chele78 Dec 1, 2011 05:14 PM

                    Corner of church rd and crooked lane. Breakfast and lunch only. Seriously try out Andy's place in Bridgeport.

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                      chele78 RE: cwdonald Dec 1, 2011 05:29 PM

                      Just looked them up & here I stopped in this place for directions a long time ago b/c I was lost, & the kind sir, whom I can now only assume was Andy, helped me find proper directions using his laptop. That alone should've been enough to entice me to return & give them my business. Plan on checking it out this weekend. Thanks.

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                  ftarazu RE: ftarazu Jul 31, 2011 12:22 PM

                  Tried The Classic Diner. Got there at 9:30AM Sat, so the parking was fine, and got seated right away. Attractive place. Servings are large to very large. However, I was disappointed with my supposedly "award winning" (according to the video on their website) Eggs Benedict. Weak effort. The poached eggs were undercooked and watery, and I can't say I even noticed the Hollandaise sauce. Service is OK, but a bit on the young and clueless side.

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                    gardens4me RE: ftarazu Aug 1, 2011 04:08 AM

                    Sorry to hear this; the stuffed brioche French toast is very good...and of course, the crab cakes are good as well. Give it another try one of these days.

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                      chele78 RE: ftarazu Dec 1, 2011 05:11 PM

                      I never tried the Classic Diner I suppose b/c of the 'Diner' part in the name, but given the reviews in this thread & others, I must put it on my list. Not a snob (nor can I afford to be one), but usually looking for independently owned & unique places in the 'burbs, so whenever I saw 'Diner' I just crossed it off my list or said we'd try it another time.

                      Ordered my first eggs benedict from Nudy's in Phoenixville the other weekend for brunch. Enjoyed both the place & the brunch.

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                        Sydneyeats RE: chele78 Dec 2, 2011 04:03 AM

                        Penn's Table is a new favorite on my breakfast list. I had the eggs bendict yesterday and they were delicious! I might try them for lunch next week.

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                          katesprings RE: Sydneyeats Dec 6, 2011 05:33 PM

                          Hands down, Penn's Table (has locations in West Chester and Lionville) is my favorite breakfast place. I have to admit I usually get a plain old breakfast (eggs over easy, bacon, homefries & wheat toast) but I love their breakfasts! Especially the homefries which are cut red potatoes. No hashbrowns for this Irish girl! My husband loves their Anthony's omelet. I've been eating breakfast out once a week since my boys left for college (right after my workout at PF) and I've tried most every breakfast place in Chester County.

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                      hils RE: ftarazu Dec 7, 2011 06:31 PM

                      Oh my, this is easy. Classic Diner is the one that is worth the drive from wherever. And forget that the word "diner" is in the name. It is way better than a diner. Best breakfast (and lunch) food for miles.

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                        the perfect meal RE: hils Dec 16, 2011 01:30 PM

                        IMHO, Classic Diner is way over rated. Trying to be too much like a California breakfast place and is not very good, very plain, very crowded. I would choose any diner instead and stay with the basics. Our Deli in Paoli I think is just as good and not crowded, but still pretty basic.

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