Cafe in East Village & Lower East Side

This 9th St nook is a favorite among East Villagers looking for a quick caffeine fix, a hearty breakfast after a long night out or a friendly place to chat with old friends (there's no wi-fi). The everyday brunch (coffee, craft beer or mimosa and any main course) is a deal at $18.50. Head out back for a surprisingly large garden.

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.