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

middleagedfoodie Jan 22, 2014 07:42 AM

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?

  1. Motosport Jan 22, 2014 11:47 AM

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

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      bobjbkln Jan 22, 2014 11:29 PM

      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
        Motosport Jan 23, 2014 08:12 AM

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

      2. re: Motosport
        katnat Jan 29, 2014 12:25 PM

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

      3. David11238 Jan 25, 2014 06:32 PM

        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
          Motosport Jan 25, 2014 11:11 PM

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

          1. re: David11238
            tex.s.toast Jan 30, 2014 10:33 AM

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

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            GalleyKitsch Jan 26, 2014 09:38 AM

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

            1. Motosport Jan 27, 2014 12:52 PM

              Sooooooooo, where did you go and how was it?

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                middleagedfoodie Jan 28, 2014 08:49 AM

                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
                  Motosport Jan 28, 2014 03:04 PM

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

                2. jonkyo Jan 29, 2014 12:03 PM


                  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. jen kalb Jan 29, 2014 03:45 PM

                    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..

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