Doma Na Rohu made a lasting vacation memory for walker42 with its simple, homey babichka. This breakfast specialty, whose name means "grandmother" in Czech, is a variation on French toast, filled with cream cheese. "Amazing," walker says. "Light and small enough to not induce guilt, but delicate enough to stand out." The babichka fares well against some of the city's French toast contenders, walker adds, beating the versions at The Spotted Pig (with banana and crème fraîche) and Shopsin's (with pecan, banana, and crème brûlée).
Doma Na Rohu is a newish reincarnation of Doma Café, a popular Village hangout on Perry Street for a decade. It does well by other breakfast dishes, says walker, who managed to sample the entire morning menu while visiting from Florida. Good bets include the frittata with asparagus, potato-brisket hash with fried egg, and house-cured salmon served on Murray's bagels.
Doma Na Rohu [West Village]
27 1/2 Morton Street (at Seventh Avenue), Manhattan
Photograph of babichka by walker42