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coffee shop/diner near the Kitano

travelluver Oct 31, 2013 05:59 AM

I'm staying this weekend in the KItano, on Park and 38th. I stayed there a few years ago and could have sworn I walked to a coffee shop/diner for breakfast on Madison - I thought it had "moon" in the name but have had no luck with a search. I didn't think it was as far as the skylight diner. Can anyone help with the name, or other nearby suggestions (not Starbucks) -

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    travelluver RE: travelluver Oct 31, 2013 06:04 AM


    1. Motosport RE: travelluver Oct 31, 2013 07:54 AM

      I am guessing that you found Moonstruck Diner. Another good choice would be Scotty's Diner on Lex and 40th. It's not as fancy but excellent.

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        VaPaula RE: travelluver Oct 31, 2013 08:43 AM

        Well since you asked for other suggestions, I am going to reply. Lucid Cafe is also nearby- not a diner, but good coffee and OK pastries.

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          Motosport RE: VaPaula Oct 31, 2013 09:44 AM

          Lucid is one of my favorite places for coffee but definitely not a breakfast place. It's tiny with only 2 tables.
          If you want an interesting eclectic breakfast head down Lex to Penelope.

        2. Ttrockwood RE: travelluver Oct 31, 2013 01:54 PM

          This is a great list of options that are not far from your hotel including several breakfast suggestions:

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            foodwhisperer RE: travelluver Nov 1, 2013 10:18 AM

            I hope you are going to eat at Hakubai in the Kitano.
            FYI the chef of Kyo Ya used to be chef there.

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