Looking for breakfast, Kips Bay area and surrounding
In 6-8 weeks, I will have a window for a weekday breakfast in mid-town east, focused on Kips Bay, but with time to go somewhat out of the neighborhood.
Things I'm looking for:
-- sit down, not "scrambled eggs on a roll to go" breakfast on the run
-- savory rather than sweet. No muffins, pastries, or waffles/pancakes. So, that basically means omelets, scrambles, and frittatas. Not eggs benny, as Hollandaise sauce isn't my thing.
-- I like creativity in my omelets/scrambles/frittatas. Something other than the usual Western or spinach and feta omelets.
Good Enough to Eat
is the sort of thing, but it's way too far uptown (and, of course, on the wrong side).
Friend of a Farmer is always nice. I don't think their food is anything special, but the best brunch atmosphere I know in any part of town.
It's not a great area for breakfast, and extended omelet menus are often more of a diner thing.
You can check the menus at Bluebell Cafe or Breslin.
There's also Barking Dog, Resto, Mooncake Foods, Le Parisien.
You could also head downtown to The Smith, or keep going to the East Village.
Sarabeths is there now. Bread and Tulip or something like that near (or in?) the Giraffe Hotel. BlueBell is still there. Places like Penelope, Resto, and Maialino get mentioned for brunches city wide. Marta might be open for breakfasts. Les Halles probably does an okay breakfast.
Truthfully, if you just posted for an interesting omelette anywhere in the city, it would be a challenge.