C&B Cafe

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82 Good

An unassuming café that serves what might be the East Village’s best breakfast sandwiches.

178 E. 7th St., New York, NY, 10009

212-674-2985

http://candbnyc.com/

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The lowdown

A decent cup of joe and a good BEC is all you ask of an unassuming place whose letters stand for coffee and breakfast. What you get: a fine-dining fugitive carefully brewing your pour-over, and chef-owner Ali Sahin, who did time at Daniel, cooking what might be the East Village’s best breakfast sandwiches. You want the juicy housemade chorizo patty with scrambled eggs on a squishy brioche roll. Unless, that is, you’re craving the juicy housemade merguez sausage with cheddar and egg on a supersize croissant. For lunch, there’s big bowls of hearty things like heirloom beans and pork belly or pulled chicken and pastured eggs. There’s no shortage of coffee bars that serve food in New York; C&B is the one you wish you had on your block.

Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

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