The West Village is one of New York's more receptive neighborhoods to lingering breakfasts, from busy coffee shops to lazy cafes, no shortage of all-day bistros and a wealth of bakeries. So where do we go to start the day while we're there? That depends on the mood: doughnut or croissant, French scrambled eggs or Cuban heuvos rancheros?
'Donut Pub' on Serious Eats
Near the Meatpacking District but with more class, Chelsea has its own share of late night bites worth a trip: pizza, tapas, Japanese bar food...and more tapas, along with some duck noodle soup for good measure.
When you're visiting a 24 hour doughnut shop that isn't making its doughnuts fresh around the clock, the question come late night isn't "what doughnut do I want?" It's "what doughnut stales the best?" Donut Pub's Honey Dip ($1.10) seems to fare better in this regard than its cousins.
[Photo: Kathy Chan] Such a happy afternoon treat for the small price for $1.25: three mini-doughnuts—not doughnuts holes, but actual mini-doughnuts, mind you. It really is the small things that make a difference. I walked into the Donut Pub...
When you compile a list of the best doughnuts in the city, you are bound to try some duds. Here they are, in all their glory.