No, it’s not just you. It just occurred to me too that I’ve been spending a lot of time in the West Village lately! I’m making no excuses for it though — it really has some of the cutest restaurants.
I’ve been wanting to check out The Little Owl for months now, and finally had a chance to go there for brunch a few weeks ago. It’s cozy, chatty, vibey and there’s something very lax about the ambiance. The first thing that caught my eye when I walked in was this elevated bench in the corner where people were sitting and having drinks on a Saturday morning. It’s right next to the Christmas tree that had — yes — a little owl perched on top. A birds-eye-view of the place and an owl…points for the non-false advertising.
We started with beignettes, which are pretty much like little sweet munchkin doughnuts but these are served with nutella and raspberry sauce. Give me anything with nutella, and I’ll be in a very happy mood. Usually when I go to brunch, I like splitting something sweet and salty with my friends. This is a nice appetizer to share with the table in case you like something sweet with your food too:
I ordered their spicy chicken dish — probably not the ideal breakfast but it sounded too good to pass up and it really was:
My friends were a little underwhelmed with their dishes, especially the smoked salmon and eggs dish. The poached eggs weren’t bad though:
On another note, I do have to say the latte I ordered was a little watered down, but not a deal breaker for me.
One thing I really appreciate are the little unique touches at these NYC restaurants. For me, it was the guestbook they give you at the end of your meal with the check…people just write silly messages or a short anecdote of what brought them there. If you ever get a chance to stop by, let me know if you find our message :).
The Little Owl
90 Bedford St.
New York, NY 10014