Slideshow: 10 Great Breakfasts in the East Village

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Il Buco Alimentari makes some substantial breakfast sandwiches, such as this one with slow-poached egg, Rupert cheese, and two slices of Il Buco salame rosa nestled in foccacia fino. It's large enough to make for two breakfasts. Other breakfast options include a porchetta and egg sandwich as well as pastries and sweet breads like bombolone and brioche.

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria:53 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012 (map); 212-837-2622; ilbucovineria.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Liquiteria
Liquiteria
In addition to vegan oatmeal, juices, and smoothies, Liquiteria makes a chai cake that pairs well with a cup of coffee. Flavors of ginger, clove, and cardamom come through loud and clear.

Liquiteria: 170 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-358-0300; liquiteria.com

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Puebla
Puebla
For those particularly ravenous mornings, there's Puebla, which makes substantial breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, and chilaquiles: tortillas covered in black refried beans, Cotija cheese, slices of avocado, and sour cream. They're breakfast nachos that don't mess around.

Puebla: 47 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-473-6643

[Photograph: Ashley Muir Bruhn]

Bite
Bite
The breakfast sandwich from Bite is leaner, greener and definitely tastier than the bodega standard, and the brioche version will set you back only $3.50. The breakfast menu may be small with other items like Nutella ciabatta, but it's worth the trip.

Bite:335 Lafayette Street, New York, NY (map); 212-431-0301; bitenyc.com

[Photograph: Nick Solares]

Abraço
Abraço
Abraço is one our favorite cafes for grownup sweets to pair well with coffee. We love their olive oil loaf, orange blossom and ricotta babka, and this almond cream babka with crunchy caramelized edges. Sweets rotate frequently here, but you can always count on something worth your trip.

Abraço: 86 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-388-9731; abraconyc.com

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Stage Restaurant
Stage Restaurant
There's quite a few reasons this hash was previous featured as a Breakfast of Champions. It's cooked long enough to develop a real crust that's best softened by two eggs, toast, and either grits or home fries—for a little over five bucks. Other notable breakfasts here include challah French toast and blintzes.

The Stage Restaurant: 128 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-473-8614

[Photograph: Nick Solares]

Veselka
Veselka
Veselka serves breakfast 24 hours a day, and it's always worth ordering. We're especially partial to the blintzes served with sour cream and apple butter, as well as their egg and kielbasa on a poofy roll.

Veselka 144 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-228-9682; www.veselka.com

[Photograph: Craig Cavallo]

Huevos Racheros at Downtown Bakery
Huevos Racheros at Downtown Bakery
If you're looking for a more casual sit-down meal, Downtown Bakery's Huevos Rancheros will do you right. The soft eggs allow the earthy black beans and bright chili sauce to shine.

Downtown Bakery: 69 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-254-1757