Breakfast in the East Village
We are spending a weekend in October in NYC; staying in the East Village. We are looking for a good place for breakfast. Not really interested so much in the whole big or fancy brunch scene. We tend to get up early-ish (around 8), so we'd prefer not to have to wait until most brunches start (usually around 10 or 11?) and don't want to have to wait for a table. Good coffee, some tasty pastries or eggy dishes and I am happy.
Any suggestions? We are staying right near Tompkins Square Park.
The two that I frequent are Cafe Orlin and Veselka. Both very casual, inexpensive and good solid breakfast. If you go early, you won't have to wait at all.
For breakfast/early brunch in the EV, try:
Cafe Mogador (opens at 9am)
Caffè Emilia (8am)
If you're content with takeout (maybe eating in the park?), go to Birdbath (opens at 8am Sat, 9am Sun) for pastries.