Saturday, October 16, 2010

Il Caffe Latte

Although I was up really late last night I ate dinner so early that I woke up famished. Unfortunately, Mr. W wasn't scheduled to arrive until around 1. I found a small snack and managed to not stuff myself while waiting for him. Of course he took the wrong train but finally he made it!  We headed straight to Il Caffe Latte because it's right in the neighborhood and I haven't been there in a really long time.

Caffe Latte is a cute little spot that is one of many places helping to revive Lenox Avenue. Their menu has lots of options and you're bound to find something to satisfy your mood. I definitely wanted breakfast and Mr. W had moved on to lunch. I was really excited to make my own omelette. I added spinach, onions and turkey sausage.

The omelette was served with a side salad. The spinach and sausage, when eaten alone, were nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately, they were in the mix with huge slices of onions that were rather distracting and the egg was slightly burnt on one side. Drats! I was really looking forward to giving this place a great review. The salad was really good so whatever dressing they threw on those leaves was awesome. I really wanted to order a pastry to accompany my eggs but I'm glad I didn't. Mr. W ordered a cheeseburger with sweet potato fries.

Those fries were just what I needed to complete my meal. Although I didn't taste it I knew the burger was good because Mr. W didn't leave a single crumb on the plate.

The service at Caffe Latte was a little spotty. Our server was distracted or disinterested (hard to tell the difference).  The food was good but not great. Yet I know I will return. Not just because its in the neighborhood but because of the warm feel of the place (they have wi-fi and power outlets), the fries, and the knowledge that one good but not great omelette does not make or break a restaurant.

Hungry yet?

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1 comment:

  1. Next time you (and by "you" I mean "we")go, get the huevos rancheros! You won't be disappointed :).

    We all know what happened last time I made a recommendation, but this time, I promise...