From Magnolia Bakery and Sarabeth’s to Max Brenner, key cafes and restaurants of New York have been taking over Seoul (and Shake Shack is making its way over by the end of this year *screaming internally with much excitement*). At this rate, what’s the need to go to New York when New York is coming to you?
Although Little Neck, which is an upper middleclass neighborhood in Queens, has nothing to do with any actual restaurant in New York, it has been quickly becoming one of the hot spot brunch places, especially among the ladies. Avocados are a luxury item in Korea and you gotta pay an arm and a leg for that green gem. However, on some days you deserve to splurge without any guilt or shame. We both ordered the avocado sandwich, with guacamole served on organic wholewheat bread. The egg was poached so perfectly and sprinkled with powdered pepper and herbs and finally dressed with a strip of bacon. This is a relatively simple snack I whip up at home from time to time. It was tasty indeed and I was immensely happy that I got my fix of guacamole, but I definitely wouldn’t say it’s worth 10 dollars.I’ve always favored cream pasta over red tomato sauce pasta and decided to order the Cream Shrimp Pasta. Underneath the layer of cream and melted ricotta cheese are shrimp pieces, and chunks of steamed kale and spinach leaves. I loved the rich creaminess of the pasta, and it was a perfect portion to split between my friend and I.All in all, it was an enjoyable dining experience. I loved the interior, the food, the ambience, everything. But one thing I did not love was the price, and I’m sure that could serve as a main factor that would hinder others from casually enjoying Cafe Little Neck.LOCATION: Yongsan-gu, Itaewon-dong 346-9
STORE HOURS: 10AM – 10PM (Closed on Mondays)