We are spending a weekend in October in NYC; staying in the East Village. We are looking for a good place for breakfast. Not really interested so much in the whole big or fancy brunch scene. We tend to get up early-ish (around 8), so we'd prefer not to have to wait until most brunches start (usually around 10 or 11?) and don't want to have to wait for a table. Good coffee, some tasty pastries or eggy dishes and I am happy.
Any suggestions? We are staying right near Tompkins Square Park.