This Southern-accented breakfast-only abode has no parallel in Billyburg or beyond. Perch on mismatched chairs at a paper-covered table, wake up at a leisurely speed to the old-time folk music on the sound system, and tuck into a cheap meal that may include eggs Rothko (a slice of brioche with a hole in the middle that accommodates a sunny-side-up egg, all of which is covered with sharp cheddar) or a terrific country-ham biscuit sandwich. If you must have dessert at breakfast, finish with a bowl of caramelized grapefruit and mint.
135A North 5th St
|Cross street:||at Bedford St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 7am–6pm; Thu 7am–10pm; Fri 7am–11pm; Sat 9am–11pm; Sun 9am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. Cash only|