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Old 05-07-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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^What type of atmosphere is Zest Cafe? Is it a fru-fru type place or do they actually have good food (meaning a real breakfast w/ bacon, eggs, pancakes, grits, etc. and not a bagel with cream cheese and a oak leaf with a piece of bark as a side.)?
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I just looked online at the Zest CAfe menu and they are only open for Brunch on Sundays. No breakfast hours or menu the rest of the week.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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I second the recommendation for Courtney's. I've been there twice, and really liked it.

Oakwood Cafe in downtown Raleigh has recently started serving breakfast. I've not had breakfast there, but their food at lunch is fantastic.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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I'll second the restaurant at the Farmer's Market. Good biscuits, easy to get into. Usually pretty busy but they cycle through pretty quickly. Definitely worth it!
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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As mentioned above, Watkin's is about as "old school" as they come. There was a business card on the bulletin board that still had a TEx-xxxx telephone number on it (meaning pre-1964)! It's like a time capsule to the 1950s--but that also means there is a LOT of smoke, as it's one big room and no "non-smoking section". I generally don't mind smoke but even I usually try to sit under a fan.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Northeast
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Default I'm hungry now

I have enjoyed this thread and saved most of them to my "best eats"
file. Thanks All
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:03 AM
 
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The Flying Biscuit in Cameron Village - hands down!!! The best grits and biscuits you will ever taste and a cozy cafe-like environment.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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The Flying Biscuit in Cameron Village - hands down!!!
Hands down? So by that statement it's safe to assume you have eaten at all the other restaurants listed in this thread and the one you listed is, in your opinion, the best?
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The Gypsy Shiny Diner in Cary is great. Same food as the State Farmer's Market restaurant. I just checked the GSD site and apparently they have another location called Oak City Diner on the Raleigh/Garner border, but I'm not familiar with it.

I've heard Watts Grocery in Durham is fantastic, but haven't been yet.

I agree, Finch's is yummy and totally old school.

One more...501 Diner on Hwy 15 501 in Chapel Hill, great breakfast and cute place.

Okay, last one...Waffle and Pancake House Hwy 70 in Garner. (This isn't Waffle House.) Super yummy breakfast and they call us "honey."
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I just checked the GSD site and apparently they have another location called Oak City Diner on the Raleigh/Garner border, but I'm not familiar with it.
Been closed for quite some time now. It's now a bbq joint that has excellent food.
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