We're arriving 4:40 am on a Sunday morning at the Megabus stop at 7th Ave & 28th St., right in front of the Fashion Institute of Technology. We plan to get day Metrocard passes from the fare machine in the subway stop on the SW corner of 7th Ave & 28 St. (note: check to see if that entrance is open that early) and head down on the 1 line subway to the South Ferry stop and take the Staten Island Ferry and be on the water at dawn, around 6:30.
Looking for recommendations for coffee and a snack or breakfast either near the Megabus stop or down by South Ferry.
I eat a gluten free (no wheat, rye, barley, oats) diet so diner/Indian/Thai/Vietnamese is more workable that deli/traditional bakery/Chinese (most soy sauce has wheat in it).
We're adventurous eaters.
This is New York - there must be something great open that early in the morning!