Food: Breakfast

You might sit next to a politico, rocker or noted author at this longtime eastside breakfast and lunch joint, but people come here less to be seen than for the reliably excellent classics: the German pancake or the huevos rancheros. Newer pretenders to Zell’s morning pre-eminence come and go, but its staying power is as consistent as the pair of airy buttermilk scones that arrive—gratis—shortly after you sit down.