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I'm looking for casual restaurants or cafes that are open at 9 a.m. (or earlier) and serve good weekday breakfast in East Village other than Cafe Yaffa and Veselka. Any recommendations?

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  1. Northern Spy Company opens for breakfast at 7:30.

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    1. re: eeee

      second Northern Spy. Mogador also has a nice breakfast and opens at 9

    2. B&H Dairy for old-school East Village Jewish. Challah french toast or egg sandwichs, etc.

      127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: tazerowe

        We love B&H. Not fancy but a real NYC experience. I like their blintzes. She loves the scrambled eggs with kasha.

        127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

      2. Ukrainian National Home?
        Cafe Mogador
        Cafe Orlin
        Bluebird Coffee (coffee shop with food)
        Arlo & Esme (ditto)
        Abraco (closed Mondays)
        Birdbath (takeout)
        Think Coffee
        Cafe Zaiya
        Momofuku Milk Bar
        The Smith
        Stage (diner)
        B&H Dairy (diner/lunch counter)
        Pinche Taqueria (breakfast tacos and burritos)
        Downtown Bakery
        'wichcraft (closer to NYU territory but their baked goods are great, a little on the pricey side, esp. for the breakfast sandwiches)
        Clinton Street Baking Company (technically LES as I'm sure you know)
        Shopsin's (technically LES, closed Mondays, cranky service, etc. etc)
        Takeout bagel sandwich from Russ & Daughters (also technically LES)
        Ciao For Now (coffee shop)
        Ost (coffee shop)
        Mudspot (I like the back garden)

        Cafe Mogador
        101 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

        Cafe Orlin
        41 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

        127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

        86 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

        307 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

        Ost Cafe
        441 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

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        1. re: kathryn

          Mudspot looks very good Kathryn. I'm going to stop in there for breakfast on your recommendation. Thanks!

          307 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

        2. the Best Egg and Cheese Sandwich I have ever had was Barnyard Cheese store last weekend. 9th and C. Not a sitdown restaurant, a little store that makes sandwiches to go along with their selection of cheese and meat. There is a table out front, but better yet is sit in the garden across the street and watch the turtles in the pond.

          I cannot tell you how amazing this was. Thick cut bacon, fresh eggs, and some perfectly melted light cheddar on warm fresh bread. The bread was similar to cuban sandwich bread, baguette shaped, not too thick or thin and very soft so it didnt squish out the eggs and cheese.

          I could go on forever, it was fantastic and totally justifies its $6, which seemed expensive for what I thought would be a regular breakfast sandwich. OMG I'm there tomorrow.

          149 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

          1. Yaffa Cafe, 97 St. Marks Pl ( betw 1st & A) has a nice outdoor garden in back.

            Yaffa Cafe
            97 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

            1. Thank you so much for all the recs! I think the next spot will be Northern Spy Co. as I've been wanting to go there for a while. I will eventually get to most of them in next few weeks!