When in doubt, find a cute coffee shop.
We’ve heard about this little gem from a couple of people and Little Brick did not disappoint. Nestled in the heart of the city along a quiet treelined street among picturesque homes resides this quaint little coffee shop. But unlike the homes on either side, which were clearly one of the first attempts at the “planned community” built in the 1990’s, the building, now called Little Brick is the original 1903 home of J.B. Little who owned a thriving Brickyard in the area.
The great part about this space is that it can accommodate little people, in that there is ample space. As you walk around the house to the entrance of the cafe the garden beds are full of fresh herbs and tomatoes while picnic tables are spaced around the fully fenced yard and on the patio. Inside the house to the left is a little shop with carefully curated products that showcase the best of local artisan vendors as well as the best of the best in coffee. There is a wood burning fireplace with a few cafe style tables. If you go to the right upon entering however, there are additional rooms – it is a house after all.
We didn’t order too much as we went primarily for a cup of coffee but when I saw that there was rice pudding on the menu I couldn’t resist. And if it is any reflection of the care and innovation they put into their food, I am sure the lunch menu, which features items such as Duck Tartine and Arctic Char, is just as delicious.
I have a feeling I will be returning to Little Brick again…and again…and probably again.