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Breakfast near the Algonquin Hotel

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Breakfast near the Algonquin Hotel

To calm the hungry beast in the family, I must have available several reasonably priced places to eat breakfast that are within approx. 4 blocks of the Algonquin Hotel. We are not looking for a "dining experience" - no minosas, quiches, etc. - just simple breakfast food. Not yet got a handle of what to expect as far as prices in NYC - something not to exceed $15 (if possible). No greasy spoons, please, but a nice place to jump-start a day of touring! Looking for things such as eggs, bacon, omelets, pancakes, cereal, etc. Breakfast buffet perhaps.? Trying to avoid hotel places since I'm not willing to pay $45 for a cup of coffee, yogurt and a muffin.

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1. Re: Breakfast near the Algonquin Hotel

As you walk out of the Algonquin, to your immediate right, is a small diner -- they serve an adequate and reasonably priced breakfast (eggs, pancakes, that sort of think) -- I think the name is the Red Flame?

If you walk a block and half to Bryant Park you can hit the Wichcraft Kiosk for coffee and pastries and sit at a table in the park -- it's a nice way to start the day also.

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2. Re: Breakfast near the Algonquin Hotel

No 'greasy spoons' well most diners are nicknamed gs's - I would consider the Red Flame a greasy spoon, however I have eaten there and it is perfectly adequate, every restaurant in NYC has to pass health inspections - so perhaps you might reconsider your use of the term greasy spoon.

These are the places that are going to be in your price range.

I like the Cafe Edison on 47 W 47th at the Edison Hotel.

Buffets, especially breakfast are very rare in NYC.


Edited: 06 August 2010, 02:43
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3. Re: Breakfast near the Algonquin Hotel

I think Cafe Edison is a good choice it is in a hotel but no "$45 cups of coffee", you should be able to eat for $15.

You can look around as there are a lot of coffee shops and bakeries, and decide which appeals to you the most. When we travel we plan to try all these restaurants but we usually have the best food when we just follow our nose to a place close to the place we planned to go to.

Also there is a good bagel shop near by if you want to give that a try one day.


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4. Re: Breakfast near the Algonquin Hotel

The Red Flame will give you exactly what you're looking for in omelets, bacon, sausage,cereals, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash, fruit, cereal, yoghurt, etc.

It's a diner but it's not a dirty diner (which is what 'greasy spoon' invokes). You'd probably only find your requested items in a diner anyway.

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5. Re: Breakfast near the Algonquin Hotel

I agree with Poppa that the Red Flame is a greasy spoon, but a popular one. I would prefer Cranberry Deli or Le Pain Quotidien near Bryant Park.

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6. Re: Breakfast near the Algonquin Hotel

Cranberry Deli reviews look great. We'll try it next time. It's convenient to the The Iroquois too.


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7. Re: Breakfast near the Algonquin Hotel

The Red Flame is closed for construction and no reopening date is posted yet. Though they used to be very good. As for other choices walk on down towards 5th Avenue and you will find many other places that will give you a decent breakfast. Or walk up to 44th and Brodway to Times Square Bagel (all bagels made fresh on property) shop next door to Carmine's Restaurant. There is always a line for bagels and its about as cheap as you get, but very filling.

As for reasonable price, well you are in NYC after all and the prices are not as cheap as one thinks.

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