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Breakfast near Brooklyn Museum this Saturday. What's good?

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Philly foodie here. We are pretty ignorant of Brooklyn restaurants. We are thinking of catching the Jean Paul Gaultier show at the Brooklyn Museum, but need to be back in Chelsea for a 2PM matinee. Anything good near a subway stop and close to the museum?

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  1. Tom's Luncheonette is great and close to the museum.

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    1. re: Motosport

      But go real early. There usually is a long line (although maybe not at 9:30 AM. Much safer (and in my opinion, better) alternative is Cheryl's Global Soul.

      1. re: bobjbkln

        It's a big place and the line moves quickly at Tom's!!

      2. re: Motosport

        Forget tom's. Sunshine co, right across the street is far better. Great space, inventive food and music.

      3. Tom's, while it excels at service (IMO) is limited in food appeal. I would stick with eggs and pancakes - no side meats or home fries. They do have decent grits. Personally, I think The Usual on Vanderbilt Ave is better food wise, however, the owners/cooks like to yell when they converse and that makes for a very unpleasant atmosphere. Tom's has a great atmosphere.

        Has anyone been to Lincoln Station for breakfast? I do love their tongue sandwich and tripe hero. But that's lunch.

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        1. re: David11238

          Agreed, K.I.S.S. is a good concept at Tom's!!

          1. re: David11238

            while i havent had it in a while i really liked Tom's beef sausage, served with a wedge of lemon.

          2. I second Cheryl's Global Soul. Have enjoyed every meal I've ever had there.

            1. Sooooooooo, where did you go and how was it?

              1. I feel terrible. My first time posting on the Outer Boroughs board and we didn't go. The snow and the cold got the better of us. But, great board and lots of responders. The exhibit at the Brooklyn closed, but next time we want to go to an exhibit there, we have Tom's. It sounds like fun.

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                1. re: middleagedfoodie

                  There is always the Botanic Gardens and the cherry blossoms!!

                2. nothing.

                  go to a 24 hour dominican place.

                  there is one of these quesi-diner-esque places on Flatbush, I am certain.

                  strong coffee, and beef tripe soup, a slab of fatty roasted pork with crisp thick roasted skin, or the delicacies such as Bollitos de yuca.

                  You can get bagels and eggs and pancakes, things like this, just down Vanderbilt Ave, just head south on Vanderbilt near the Marble Arch.

                  1. You might also consider one of the places on Vanderbilt AVe - say Joyce Bakeshop or maybe Milkbar - for a pastry and good coffee of thats more your idea of breakfast fare. Joyce's was offering kouign amann the last time I was in there..