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Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:16 pm
by edgeclinger
Do you have a favorite place for breakfast? Like maybe a place to meet up with friends on a Sunday morning for good conversation and relaxed eating?
I know San Antonio and Tanta are always good. And we recently "discovered" VLady on Av. Paseo de la República con Junín (http://www.vlady.com.pe/locales/). Any other ideas?
Lauris

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:58 pm
by MarcoPE
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Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:08 pm
by edgeclinger
You probably did, Mike! We were trying to learn and absorb a lot of stuff 10 months ago. But just like La Bistecca, we may have heard about it, but had no idea it was around the corner from our house! What a cool place! So thanks for the recommendation, even if I didn't remember it!
Lauris

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:10 pm
by MarcoPE
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Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:17 am
by yoenlima
Food is great at Vlady's (I'm a regular), but service is awful! Two months ago, I was with my 4 year old and she wanted an ice cream. I purchased one and asked the lady to have her cone placed in a cup (my daughter would have made a mess in the car if she was to handle the cone by herself. The server told me that she either gave me the cone or the cup but not both. I asked if I could pay for the cup, she said no. It was either one or the other. I don't understand. This was just one example. We have numerous ones. So, be prepared to put up with attitudes and total lack of customer service. Unfortunately, the 'zambitos' are my husdand's weakness and we keep coming back. We have complained to the management, but they don't seem to change their ways.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:39 pm
by el conquistador
The jugerias at the markets are the best places for breakfast.

Fresh juices, delicious breadrolls.

I hardly wake up before noon, so I rarely eat breakfast.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:06 pm
by TonyLeslie
Between Edgeclinger and Marcope, does this mean the Weekly Coffee Group, who are already into their afternoon coffee meets, evening meals and Spanish conversation discussions, are now going to expand into group breakfasts as well?

There is no doubt about us, we must be one of the most active social groups operating out of Expat Peru.

I do not know any good breakfast spots, but I am now thinking that maybe I should try and broaden my experiences in Lima even further.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:09 pm
by ehat
Don Mamino´s is pretty tasty, and seems like a nice place for relaxed eating and conversation. A place that is not really for relaxed eating, but is good for yummy breakfasts is Chicharrones del Inca, for pan con chicharron with some juice.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:03 pm
by calygirl
Gianfranco's on Av. Angamos Oeste (about two blocks from Comandante Espinar) is a great place, fantastic coffee and great atmosphere. Tasty breakfast foods, juices, etc.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:04 pm
by rama0929
TonyLeslie wrote:I do not know any good breakfast spots, but I am now thinking that maybe I should try and broaden my experiences in Lima even further.


And your waistline! :lol:

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:15 am
by TonyLeslie
No problem Rama0929, I am sure the waistline will catch up with my self image within a year or two. In any case, always happy to walk from Breña to Miraflores for breakfast just for the company and conversation of the Weekly Coffee Group Members.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:09 pm
by bmike1
I was just thinking about something like this earlier. I was helping someone with his English who was going to Tempe, Arizona for a couple of months and I advised him to go to IHOP. That is what Peru needs!

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:14 pm
by rama0929
bmike1 wrote:I was just thinking about something like this earlier. I was helping someone with his English who was going to Tempe, Arizona for a couple of months and I advised him to go to IHOP. That is what Peru needs!


Are there dedicated breakfast spots in Peru? I usually get a homecooked meal, be it ham and eggs or oatmeal or cebada (I forget the name of it)

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:31 pm
by renodante
rama0929 wrote:
bmike1 wrote:I was just thinking about something like this earlier. I was helping someone with his English who was going to Tempe, Arizona for a couple of months and I advised him to go to IHOP. That is what Peru needs!


Are there dedicated breakfast spots in Peru? I usually get a homecooked meal, be it ham and eggs or oatmeal or cebada (I forget the name of it)



the hotel doubletree's breakfast buffet is BALLIN

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:53 pm
by calygirl
Here's another place...didn't make it here last year, but hopefully I get there next year. They are supposed to have fantastic eggs benedict, one of my favorite breakfast items . If anyone has gone here, or goes in the future, give us a review.
http://www.lafoliecafe.com/

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:17 pm
by bmike1
they have an incredible website! I forgot to mention that the guy who went to IHOP thought it was very good.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:55 pm
by sanbartoloian
bmike1 wrote:they have an incredible website! I forgot to mention that the guy who went to IHOP thought it was very good.


I was driving from Key West to Miami and I happened to say, that I wish I could find an IHop and I swear the next turn there it ways. I have never seens such a flaiming gay staff in my life and the were all fighting and crying. The food was great and I refused to take sides, but I decided next time to be a little more definitive in my wishes.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:40 pm
by el conquistador
When I eat breakfast (rarely), I go to the refrigerios at the markets. Fresh juices (often a free refill), fresh bread, eggs ham, salad and always a friendly service and all for 2.50 soles.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:00 pm
by jcn7vc
California Cafe.

Oh sorry, did you mean in Lima? 8)

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:56 pm
by falconagain
Kios in Universitaria Avenue, 2 blocks away from La Marina Avenue.

One pork sandwich and you will be happy for breakfast.

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:09 pm
by BYoung
You allh ave said some great places I'm sure, however does anyone know where I can find a breakfast menu like IHOP?? Or is pancakes and waffles not in fashion here?

Thanks in advance,
B

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:26 pm
by edgeclinger
calygirl wrote:Here's another place...didn't make it here last year, but hopefully I get there next year. They are supposed to have fantastic eggs benedict, one of my favorite breakfast items . If anyone has gone here, or goes in the future, give us a review.
http://www.lafoliecafe.com/


Finally got there today. Loved it. Sat out back on the patio, nice soft jazz playing, pleasant service. Charming decor. Fabulous food. There were three of us We shared 4 piqueo plates (mushroom, shrimp, queso, tuna) and one of us also had eggs benedict. Additionally we consumed 1 bloody Mary, a juice and 3 glasses of wine. We were full and content after all that and thus had to forgo the pasta dishes that we had thought about ordering! Total bill was S/ 190. Definitely a splurge day, but we enjoyed it immensely and plan to go back.
Lauris