If you don't mind taking a little stroll, walk over to 9th avenue, from 57th down to about 39th street there are a million good options. My favorites for brunch over there are Eatery, Nizza, Marseille, and El Centro.
630 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036
798 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019
824 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019
One of my favorite breakfast spots in midtown is Certe (on 55th btw. 5th & 6th), takeout in the front and a hidden, sweet little dining room in the back, where they also prepare catering orders. Great if you want a step up from a coffee shop but not too fancy, great breakfast specials and home-baked goodies.
20 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
NormaS for sure!!there is
Also Michaels for a fancier breakfast . AstroDiner makes great pancakes. Between the Bread right on 55th is a great place to take out incredible fresh muffins!!!
118 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
24 West 55th St., New York, NY 10019
Between the Bread
145 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
1361 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
I think Michael's is a huge rip-off for quite ordinary food and clubby in a very silly way. Unless you are known to them, or a media or publishing celeb, you can count on being ignored and put at a less desirable table. Certe is on the same block, and if you are looking for something homey and good it's a winner.