Offering trustworthy beans and an all-day breakfast that hits the spot after a late night out, this 9th St nook is a favorite among East Villagers looking for a quick caffeine fix or a friendly place to chat with old friends. The everyday brunch (coffee, craft beer or mimosa and any main course) is a deal at $18.

Keep an eye out for the MUD trucks that roam the city streets; there's also a handy kiosk in the tiny plaza (that's been rechristened 'Mud Park') on First Ave and 1st St.