Hours: Breakfast, Lunch: seven days
East Village breakfast nook serving hearty standards to local regulars.
The decor is unassuming, the entryway is cramped, and the tightly packed tables are not for the claustrophobic. But the food is worth the wait and close quarters. The stuffed French toast--slabs of eggy bread layered with cream cheese and walnuts and drenched in sticky-sweet syrup--is the signature indulgence, but omelets and other breakfast staples are equally hearty and satisfying. The crowd is a mixed bag of neighborhood residents and workers from the predominantly industrial area to the south. Service is generally prompt and accommodating. Reservations not accepted Sundays.
Payment Type: American Express