Turn Ons: casual atmosphere + comfort food
Turn Offs: The food had great flavor but could’ve been hotter.
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There’s nothing like comfort food on a Sunday afternoon. I enjoyed brunch at a charming, country-cottage style cafe in Tribeca called Kithcenette where they serve the kind of home-cooked meals mama used to make. I indulged in a savory omelette with turkey sausage, grilled onions and swiss cheese. It was almost perfect except for the only slightly melted grated swiss. A fluffy buttermilk biscuit with a creamy whipped strawberry butter and home-style potatoes were my sides. I would’ve preferred a hot biscuit where the butter melts into its flakey goodness. As for the potatoes? Not my faves. I prefer the way my mama used to make ‘em with garlic, onions, olive oil, salt & pepper rather than the tomato sauce based potatoes that arrived on my plate.
The service? Lazy Sunday perfection. A tattooed and pierced, bandana-wearing chic delivered quick service despite her laid-back demeanor. She was completely absent of any affectations that might make me think she loves waiting tables or even wanted a great tip. Didn’t bother me at all. I tipped her generously because I appreciated that she left me alone to enjoy my meal and exist in my own thoughts. On a Sunday afternoon, it’s nice to find a spot with decent food where you can linger, sip on coffee re-fills and make small-talk with the neighborhood locals if you want.
Kitchenette isn’t in my hood and I probably won’t go out of my way to return. But, if I’m ever hungry in Tribeca, I know it’s a spot where I can get decent food, decent service and a comfortable atmosphere.
156 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007
Getting There By Subway:
- R, W to City Hall
- 6 to City Hall
- A, C to Chambers Street
- 1, 2, 3 to Chambers Street