Here’s What Breakfast at Tiffany’s Really Looks Like

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In Holly Golightly’s now-iconic 1961 breakfast outside of Tiffany’s, her morning meal consisted of a bodega croissant and coffee, leisurely consumed while yearningly window shopping. In the real-life cafe, now open for four days at the Fifth Avenue store, it’s a rushed, sit-down affair that sets diners back at least $29.

Blue Box Cafe swung open its luxurious doors last week and has been packed ever since — people who arrived even an hour before the 10 a.m. opening on Saturday were sent home since reservations were already full for the rest of the day. People returned to queue up the next day more than four hours in advance of Sunday’s noon opening.

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NYC Brunch: 12 Restaurants to Try Right Now

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There are plenty of brunch restaurants to choose from in this city, but all too often they involve lame prix fixe menus, boring egg dishes, and watered down mimosas. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a guide to 12 recently launched brunches that are worth checking out. There’s everything from luxe leisurely brunches of steak and bread baskets, to a lot of pizzas topped with eggs.

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