An american from New Orleans... living in London for many years... I was excited to have some american breakfast food the first day in NYC. We were staying in the East Village... A friend recommended having brunch at Clinton St. Bakery, mentioning there would be a long queue most likely (of over an hour). On the Saturday we arrived for 9:15am and the wait was already 1 hour. We attempted to put our name down to be phoned by the receptionist, as we had a UK number it was a no... we would need to call back within the hour to see where we were in the queue. So we skipped it... and decided to wake up even earlier for the Sunday to beat the crowds. Arrived the next day at 8:25 am and were the second group queuing. Right on the dot at 9am we sat at the bar... and ordered the biscuits (AMAZING) and had the southern omlette (V Good) and the lump crab/shrimp benedict (OK). The waiter forgot to bring one of the orders so I waited and watched my husband eat for 20 mins. Nicely, the waiter deducted the drinks from the bill due to the wait. We were out of there by 10am. Would only go back for take away. Too busy and tight space in the place.