Brunching in the EV and LES:
EV: 9th St Market, Prune, Tasting Room (not EV but very close if you live by Houston/Bowery edge), The Smith, Westville East, 5 Points, Belcourt, EU (really nice, big room, try the waffles), Caffe Emilia (mostly egg stuff and panini, like Taralluci e Vino or 'ino/'inoteca, but done very well), Cafe Mogador (some middle eastern dishes), Cafe Orlin (cheap, tasty), Veselka (good, cheap, crowded), La Palapa (inexpensive pre fixe), Grape and Grain (on my list to try), Stage Restaurant (old school diner style), B&H Dairy Vegetarian Restaurant (same), Tree (on my list to try), Back Forty (just opened, on my list to try, haven't heard anything about brunch yet).
My favorites are Five Points, Tasting Room, and Prune. I did like the EU when I tried it but have only been once, same for The Smith.
Best brunches in town: