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Feb 18, 2012 05:01 PM

Breakfast at the Orange circle

Where shall we go for breakfast at the circle or Orange?

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  1. I haven't been there in years, but used to sporadically visit the Cuban restaurant on the SW side of the circle for an interesting, unusual, and good breakfast. Is it called Felix's or something really close? And while I've never eaten there, folks in my bicycle club speak highly of the Filling Station just a block north of the circle on Glassell at Maple.


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    1. re: ArtShapiro

      I used to go to the Filling Station all the time, but recently it had been a while since I headed out for a weekend breakfast. Nothing overly fantastic, but the food is reliable and the portions good size. Plus I can sit on the patio with my dog.

      Felix is the Cuban spot. I have not been for breakfast, but the food overall is good.

      1. re: ocshooter

        The Filling Station, while a great location and really enjoyable for sitting outside on warm weekend mornings, is pretty forgettable in terms of taste. Bland potatoes, unseasoned eggs, cardboard bacon, and forgettable omelets. The Belgian waffle is good, but its just a Belgian waffle.

        It also gets really crowded on the weekends and with the food being what it is, definitely not worth the wait. I asked myself why I wasted money and calories here when I was leaving.

      1. Depending on your budget, Kimmie's, Blue Frog, Caffe Lucca, Bruxie, Filling Station, or Bagel Me. I don't like Felix for any meal; everything comes out tasting like that really industrial-grade cooking oil.

        If you're looking on Saturday morning, there are pastries and coffee (free) at the farmers market.

        1. Not in the circle, but in Orange-Anepalco's Cafe makes terrific chilaquiles. It looks like the menu has lots of delectable breakfast fare as well!