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Best Breakfast in E. Village?

ljm2118 Sep 12, 2006 07:24 PM

I'm looking for a great breakfast spot in the East Village. Preferrably something with lots of options and that has a "cozy" feeling. Thanks!

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  1. livetotravel Sep 12, 2006 07:32 PM

    My fav is Veselka on 2nd Ave bet 8th and 9th. If you're going on a weekend day it's pretty crowded. Huge selection including blintzes, pancakes, challah french toast, omelettes, cereal, oatmeal. etc., etc.

    1. wleatherette Sep 12, 2006 07:58 PM

      veselka is EXTREMELY crowded on weekend days and though it's a favorite of mine, the omelettes/scrambled eggs are terrible. great pancakes/french toast, though.

      my current favorite is cafe orlin on st. mark's between 2nd and 3rd, and there's also the excellent clinton street baking company (not quite e.v. but close). it's too crowded on the weekends, but during the week you can have a huge, leisurely breakfast.

      1. janethepain Sep 12, 2006 08:00 PM

        Another good option is 9th St. Market. The wait can be long, but the brunch is great, especially the pancakes. BIG pancake portions, and I think the brunch specials are $10.

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        1. re: janethepain
          was_bk Sep 13, 2006 07:23 PM

          fyi, 9th St Market is also open for breakfast on Thursday and Friday starting at 10AM and is usually pretty empty around that time.

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          Simon Sep 12, 2006 09:25 PM

          Try either:

          Cafe Mogador

          Ol' Devil Moon

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          1. re: Simon
            kenito799 Sep 13, 2006 02:56 AM

            I second Mogador, really good food...the brunch has about six versions of eggs benedict and all are winners due to the perfectly poached organic eggs.

            1. re: kenito799
              Pan Sep 13, 2006 04:39 AM

              Yeah, when I saw the title "Best Breakfast in E. Village," I immediately thought of Cafe Mogador. It may be a bit _too_ "cosy," but the food is excellent.

          2. wleatherette Sep 12, 2006 09:26 PM

            odm's brunch is delicious, but it's weekends-only (unless they've recently changed).

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              liverfail Sep 13, 2006 04:46 AM

              Prune has delicious breakfasts!!! Especially Sunday brunch.

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