Talk about procrastinating, for my wife's first NYC xmas visit I've compiled five pages (in eight point type, 1/2" margins!) of chow notes. But I've neglected to cover breakfast nearby 57th & 7th despite a rigorous CH site search.
I seem to remember spotting several places west of here on past visits, but have never stopped in. Earlier this year an assoicate took me to a long-time narrow hole in the wall type place NE corner Madison and 61st that was surprisingly good, but that could be a long cold walk when the wind is blowing. Cucina in the Met Life bldg is ok, but also a bit of a walk and a little pricey, too.
Just looking for a good old school coffee shop (not everyday can be Barney Greengrass or Norma's), with good diner breakfast--not too far from 57th & 7th.