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May 27, 2012 10:25 PM

NYC best ethnic breakfast ???

I was wondering what were some good " ethnic" breakfast places are good in the city in the outer boroughs that I can take some friends that are visiting to ??

Any good " American style " places are good too just want an above average breakfast experience for them.

Not really into fancy m smanchsy places .... just a good , ethnic breakfast place


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    1. agree with Pan re: the use of the word "ethnic".

      places serving breakfasts beyond bacon & eggs, toast, cereal, waffles and pancakes:
      Saravanaa Bhavan
      Sant Ambroeus (edit- Sant Ambroeus is a fancy Italian breakfast)
      Sarge's -for blintzes and other traditional deli stuff

      also quite a few ideas here:

      Also, I find menupages search function useful, to find places serving x at breakfast. Search out Huevos Rancheros, Greek omeletttes, whatever else, etc, and the restaurants serving them will pop up.

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      1. re: prima

        and since we're on the outer boroughs board -- and, with all due respect, prima's suggestions are all in manhattan -- i'd suggest al-naimat in jackson heights for a good south asian breakfast, and coatzingo on roosevelt avenue for a few good egg preparations, ranchero and otherwise.

        1. re: debinqueens

          Coatzingo indeed, for the chilaquiles with al pastor and a fried egg. Insanely good and enough to feed three people.

          1. re: stuartlafonda

            I think the best chilaquiles are actually at Boulangerie Lopez in the South Slope. You can get them red or green. Best breakfast anywhere.

          2. re: debinqueens

            thanks. Al Naimat looks really good

          3. re: prima

            Thank You ! will try @stuartlafonda

            1. re: prima

              Amazing. super helpful @prima

            2. any of the dim sum places in flushing. filipino places, like crystal's, on roosevelt. the greek places in astoria for coffee and pastries and a nice sidewalk hang. avoid the irish bfast in woodside- i haven't found a good one yet, although the take out bfast at butcher block looks good. also, turkish places usually have a nice bfast spread, like the place down the street from randazzo's in brooklyn.

              1. Better than any places in Flushing, although outside NYC, is Petite Soo Chow in Cliffside Park, NJ. It's just 5-10 minutes from the GWB. Great authentic northern Chinese breakfast on the weekends, with the star being the made to order soup dumplings. They also have larger fried pork dumplings. They have hand pressed soy milk dishes, Chinese bread (like a cruller), egg and chive in a bun, and countless other dishes. While they have standard American-Chinese dishes, I would pass on all of them and order their dishes, which are all very unique. I've not seen them in any other restaurant. Try the spicy beef with buns, shredded chicken on scallion pancakes, and on and on.

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                1. re: Matt M.

                  They were closed for a while, open again? Terrific.

                2. Try La Flor on Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, The New York Diner on Northern Blvd, Opposite The Home Depot in Sunnyside...a genuine Dining Car experience...

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