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“Good and honest”

Essen Slow Fast Food
Ranked #1,900 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Midtown
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good and honest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

It's a very good place to have an honest breakfast. Quick and clean, many options and honest price. It was the nearest place to our hotel, so it was very practical for us.

Visited June 2013
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Place to stop for some snacks or breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

After visiting Flatiron building, we found this place very near Madison Square Gardens, I was amazed at the different types of food you could buy - not just a food market, but also smaller kitchens of different cuisines - sandwiches to salads, hot and cold food, even pizzas to noodles and lots of desserts to chose from. Once purchasing your food, you could sit down to eat in seating area or takeaway. Lots of choices for quick snack or a fast food meal in a flash. Very good.

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Clean, bright environment that offers excellent value, with no frills. There is a reasonably wide choice, including healthy options.

Visited May 2013
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582 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“fulfilled the oatmeal craving”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Somedays you wake up and have a craving for a particular dish and have to keep walking til you find it - in our case it wsa Oatmeal. We tried the Grand Central Terminal food hall only to be told that they serve it Mon-Fri but not on weekends! Luckily after walking a few blocks we stumbled upon Essen (motto - good food made slowly?). It's basically a self-serve cafeteria with a dining area upstairs that had hot oatmeal! Actually quite tasty and served with a selection of fruits and nuts as well. Good selection of cold drinks and juices as well.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic choice especially for breakdast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

This was opposite the mAve hotel and we loved it! Open 24/7 we had breakkie here and what a huge choice you had! Breakie was a delight in the mornings from several choices of coffee/ teas, omelettes, sausages, bagels, pancakes, yogurts, cereals, fruit, cakes, muffins you name it they have it! All fresh! That's just breakkie! They do lunch aswell AND dinner which we did once on our last night!

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