Trattoria Spaghetto – West Village

After discovering that one of our all-time favorite restaurants — CafΓ© EspaΓ±ol — devastatingly closed, we decided to head over here to Trattoria Spaghetto. Apparently, this is the restaurant that served my mother her very first breakfast in the United States. I’d been to this restaurant before prior to the advent of this blog, but…

Bluestone Lane – West Village

Bluestone Lane is a cozy Australian cafe located in various cities, including NYC and Washington, D.C. I first heard about Bluestone on my friend’s Instagram, as she went to the one in D.C. Something about its casual, trendy, and well-crafted decor caught my attention, and I was told that I had to try their “Iced…

Rocco’s Bakery – West Village

Another family favorite, I remember going to Rocco’s ever since I was little. It’s a classic Italian bakery, with every pastry, cookie, cake, gelato, cappuccino, espresso, and fine Italian dessert one could think of. It’s a big place, with plenty of seating extending all the way to the back of the bakery. But finding seats…

Old Tbilisi Garden – West Village

      My thoughts on Old Tbilisi went from 0 to 100 real quick. I’ve been there three times, and the first two times, I will admit, I was disappointed. But the third time, I totally fell in love with the place.  Now, I need to take a moment to discuss my initial bias going…

Kati Roll – West Village

   One of my college roommates told me about this place right in the middle of Macdougal Street. I’ve even to Macdougal literally hundreds of times, since it’s probably my dad’s favorite place on earth. He lived there for 15 years and prides himself on knowing the in’s and out’s of the neighborhood. Macdougal Street…

Popbar – West Village

   I love Popbar. I’ve been there twice, and they do not disappoint. Right on the corner of Carmine Street, this tiny stop is where you go up to the bar, and… well… get a pop. It can probably hold a maximum of 8 people. There is a tabletop and a bench to eat if…

Creperie – West Village

     As my mom’s long time favorite, I gave Creperie a try. The place is small, but has a couple long tables along the sides for those grabbing a quick bite to eat. They have a large menu of options, most of which include nutella. There are stacks and stacks of Nutella jars and bananas….

Risotteria – West Village

   At last, my mom and I finally decided to hit Risotteria after years and years of only throwing glances of interest as we passed by. The place always gave off the vibe that it’s a good restaurant, but it always looked to packed to find a place to squeeze ourselves in amongst the crowd….