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Jul 3, 2014 10:49 AM

Breakfast in Hell's Kitchen/Times Square area?

Hi NYC Chowhounds!

We will be visiting from Toronto next week for 6 days, and our hotel location is on W 39th St between 8 & 9 Aves.

We have all our various lunch & dinner reservations & plans sorted out, and now I am turning my mind to breakfast!

While we are happy to take the subway & travel for the bigger meals, my preference would be somewhere walking distance for brekkie == maybe no more than 15-20 minutes tops. Any cannot miss suggestions for us?

We also have a kitchenette with full fridge, stove top, microwave & toaster, so if there are decent grocery shops/bakeries and what not nearby, I can easily "eat in" a few days for lighter meals. Are there farmers markets in the area?

Thanks for any and all feedback :)

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  1. Cafe Edison, 47th & Broadway.

    1. There is often a street cart on the corner of 8th ave and 39th st, in front of the chase bank branch- she sells tamales that are homemade, including a sweet corn version, and a few other mexican pastries.

      There's a sullivan st bakery on w44th and 11th ave which is a bit of a walk but they have great breads, muffins, etc..

      There's a branch of cafe grumpy on 39th b/w 7th and 8th ave with great coffee

      Union sq farmers market is the largest in the city, mon, wed, fri, sat, all day. In the summer going earlier is better since the produce starts to wilt....

      There is a pick a bagel at 8th ave and 53rd st, the bagels are large (and the coffee is horrible), they will deliver to your hotel of you don't want to walk that far.

      Green symphony is more of a health food place, they have a few tables and make really amazing smoothies and juices as well as other breakfasty items. They will also deliver

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      1. re: Ttrockwood

        Amy's Bread would be a shorter walk.

        Or Maison Kayser or 'wichcraft if going the other direction.

        1. re: kathryn

          I like the idea of hitting up Maison Kayser by Bryant Park when we head over to the library - thanks for the idea, who can say no to a pain au chocolat or almond croissant?!

        2. re: Ttrockwood

          I'm definitely noting down Green Symphony to get my smoothie fix!

        3. The Skylight Diner, on the corner of 34th Street and 9th Avenue, is a good traditional NYC diner. Don't set your expectations too high -- there is nothing gourmet about this place, or any other traditional NYC diner -- but you'll find a decent and moderately priced breakfast there.

          1. thanks everyone, these suggestions are quite helpful! The Grumpy cafe seems right up our alley & I'm always willing to walk to a good bakery :)

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            1. re: CarolineInToronto

              You may want to go by Little Pie Co as well, w44th st near sullivan st bakery to pick up an individual pie at some point. (Hey, even breakfast!) The sour cream apple walnut is their signature pie....

              1. re: Ttrockwood

                oh yeaaaaa...pie for breakfast works any day! Thanks :)