I stayed at the Vanderbuilt YMCA and found a very nice French restaurant and bakery for breakfast. It has a wide variety of excellent baked goods and delicious oatmeal with berries. Called Le Pain Quotidien, it is around the corner and a few blocks from the "Y" at 937 2nd Avenue. Coffee is served in a bowl and at first I thought I was being served soup. It has outdoor seating; I went there for breakfast every morning and one night I stopped for a glass of wine that was $5--very good for NY prices. It was interesting to sit there and watch the parade of New Yorkers go by. It seemed to me it was a place frequented by "locals," and the waiter confirmed this. When you exit the "Y," turn right, then make the first left and the restaurant is on the left about two blocks.
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