Brunch: The Little Owl

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Any Friends fans out there?  How many of you recognize this street corner?

I’m baaaaack!  While I’m still fighting off the vestiges of jetlag from my return to Singapore (it’s 3:30am as I write this!), I thought I’d share some of my local NYC eating adventures.  A few weekends ago, I visited this cute little red and blue restaurant for brunch.  Known as the little owl, this quaint joint offers classic dishes in an intimate, cozy setting.  While there was a bit of a wait, it wasn’t outrageous (and allowed me to take a few outside shots!).  When I finally sat down, I perused the menu and started with the whole wheat pancakes with seasonal berries and maple syrup:


I admit that I ordered the whole wheat pancakes on a healthy kick – I wasn’t too sure how they would taste.  I was pleasantly surprised  – they were hearty, fluffy and with a bit of a nutty kick; I didn’t miss my white flour pancakes at all. I’d recommend these guys (I’m sure the syrup helped a bit too).

Me eating buddy ordered the poached eggs with the fontina sausage biscuits, greens and hollandaise:

Wahhh, egg overboard!  Despite the capsized demise of one of the poached eggs, the dish was still pretty good. I’d say the eggs, hollandaise and spinach were as expected, but what set the dish apart was the fontina sausage biscuit.  Salty, savory and chewy, the biscuits provided a solid backdrop for the rich hollandaise and creamy eggs.

If you find yourself in the West Village, the little owl is a a great little spot to pop into for brunch (and I assume for dinner as well, though I haven’t tried it yet).  Stop by and let me know what you think!

the little owl
90 Bedford St. (@ Grove St.)

Quaint little brunch spot.

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    February 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Welcome back! I've never tried whole wheat pancakes, but these looks delish. And I love runny eggs 🙂

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    February 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I've been there for dinner and lunch and it's pretty good – the meatball sliders were most memorable. I didn't know if the was the friends' corner until I had lunch there once and a large group of ppl was pointing and staring at the building.

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    February 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    What an adorable place! And how cute is the name? I don't like poached eggs, but that looks really good.

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    February 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Those pancakes look yummy and I don't like pancakes generally! The egg dish looks DELICIOUS!

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    February 23, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    i've been there for dinner and liked the good food and cozy atmosphere–we've been meaning to go back. those pancakes look delicious!

    welcome back!!

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    February 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Mmm, the poached eggs look SO good!

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    Ali @ His Birdie's Nest
    February 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Welcome back! I am craving eggs now, thanks 😛

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    February 23, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    My friends and I have been there after a late night out. It was delicious!!

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    February 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Glad you're back, hope you get over your jetlag soon. 🙂

    This place sounds so quaint and sweet! I would love to tackle a recipe like those biscuits, fontina and sausage? YUM

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    honey my heart
    February 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    the place looks so cute! now i want breakfast for lunch or dinner 🙂

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    February 23, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Oh wow that is the friends apartment! I love the name of the place, "Little Owl"! Welcome back from your trip, wow 330 am! The pancakes look really good.

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    February 24, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Welcome back 🙂

    I will definitely try out "Little Owl" – my boys and I are fans of brunch and pancakes 🙂

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    February 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I love the name of the place it is so sweet. It sounds like a wonderful place to hang out and eat with family and friends 🙂

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    Pam Lee
    February 24, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I love this place! Their dinner is great as well. The small, quaint setting makes it a really romantic dining place at night 🙂

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    February 25, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Yummm this place looks delicious!

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    February 25, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I can't get through a post of yours without a tissue to wipe the drool and a borrowed hand to lift my dropped jaw and help close my mouth 😉

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