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Phillipe The Original is oh so good for breakfast - especially the biscuits

Philippe The Original is one of those places that has been around for so long, you almost forget its there. Every weekend, we wonder aloud where we'll go for breakfast and Philippe's rarely enters our mind. But when it does, we remember their biscuits - big, flaky, warm, delicious - and we can't believe how much time has passed since our last visit.

There is, of course, the timing thing. Breakfast is over at promptly 10am. Promptly. This can be a challenge if you wake up on a Saturday morning around 9:30ish and remember those excellent biscuits. If you are in line when it's 10am, that is not enough. No. You must get a ticket. The ticket is the key to happiness at Philippe's and so when the clock strikes 10am and the ladies at front start handing out those tickets, you better race on up there, elbow your way through the frantic people waving their arms, and get a ticket of your very own. You can then step confidently back in line, even if it's 10:03am, because with your ticket, you'll get your brekkie.