The first time we met, she said: “you’re with me”. And indeed I am. And will be, for the rest of our lives.
We got married in New York this fall (Well, only two of us. Brunch for three, Wedding for two..) . Both because we love the city, and due to the paperwork in Germany being much more a pain in the ass than anything else. It also gave us a great opportunity to continue a now three-year-long tradition of breakfasts at the place we consider to be heaven on earth: Good Enough To Eat.
Though it’s on the other side of the pond, and despite only visiting New York a total of three times, we’ve managed to sample the better part of their menu and get many Good-Enough-hours under our belt. By the end of each visit to the city, the staff would already recognise us with a smile and a nod in the morning. Some people like to be recognized at their local bar or coffee shop, but for me the epitome of the “Cheers” fantasy lies in Good Enough To Eat.
Looking at the menu, you’d think it’s just another typical American diner: Apple pancakes, eggs Benedict, French toast from a cinna-bun, Waffles, BLT sandwich with home fries, omelettes and the mandatory free coffee re-fills. But it’s only once the smell hits your nostrils, your pupils get dilated at the sight of your plate, and your taste buds sizzle after the first encounter with the food – that you understand why the place has been around for over 30 years (and why its name is the understatement of the century).
Oh, and don’t get us started on the fluffy, divine strawberry butter that accompanies almost every dish..
Bottom line: best place on the upper west side. Of the world, that is.
The plate test: portions are more than generous, but we never leave a crumb.
Kids: very friendly
Pets: only outside
Service: The best. We still owe a big “Thank You” for the manager, who made our wedding day even more special. Need we say more?
Price: 9-12$ for most main dishes
Crowd: mostly local, well-informed tourists, and two addicts from Berlin
Good Enough To Eat
520 Columbus Ave (At 85th Street), Manhattan, New York