Find a good breakfast in the East Village

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Find a good breakfast in the East Village

Michelle Moran

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The Mission in East Village is an urban breakfast and lunch spot that draws people of all types.

The first reaction most people may have is “Am I at a restaurant or at someone’s house?” This location is literally a house that has been transformed into a whimsical restaurant and coffee house. The location and decor is like something from the Victorian era, complete with wooden booths inside and an eccentric logo hanging outside by the patio.

The food is really delicious and healthy, which is a plus. since I am always trying to find healthier options. The first time I came here I already loved the whole vibe of the place, and you get to seat yourself.

Although every item off the menu sounded delightful, I went with the chicken apple sausage and eggs. My meal came with chicken apple sausage, crispy rosemary potatoes, scrambled eggs and rosemary bread. I don’t know if rosemary is for everyone, but I simply can’t get enough of it. The chicken apple sausage was very tasty with my eggs and potatoes, so my first experience at The Mission made me a devoted regular.

My obsession led me to a second experience where I ordered chilaquiles. The description off the menu is as follows: corn tortilla chips layered with black beans, cheese, scrambled eggs, roasted tomato ginger sauce and chipotle cream.

I have had chilaquiles several times and I can describe this particular meal in one word: divine. The tomato sauce was a little spicy but perfec and the beans and eggs accommodated the sauce. Another A+ entree that was well worth every penny.

Of course, I couldn’t get enough of this place so I came a third time in the span of a month. After another long extensive look at the menu, I got the strawberry and banana pancakes. The description is self explanatory, but the plate is mouth-watering and artsy, to say the least. They come stacked three high and the chefs decorate is with jam and fruits. The pancakes have pieces of strawberries and bananas in every bite. Visitors won’t be able to help but snap photos of food for their latest Instagram post.

I love the fact that they offer soyrizo, which is a vegan substitute for chorizo, because it tastes better and it’s healthy. Not a lot of places offer soyrizo, so it’s nice to walk to The Mission to enjoy this appetizing meal after my first class. A lot of my friends don’t eat meat and they have many options when we dine here.

I have been to many breakfast restaurants and this place is now one of my favorites. I recommend it to anyone who loves or wants to add variety to their breakfast and anyone who is in the Downtown area.

The Mission is located on 1250 J St., on the corner of J and 13th St. They are open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

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