Recently, I cut back on my weekend hours at work and now use that time to find cute places to eat brunch instead. One of the places a couple of my foodie friends like to rave about is Little House Cafe in Alameda, California.
I had been there once in the past but decided to check it out again this past weekend. For the holidays, they had a couple of black and white striped stocking covered legs with ruby skates on out front, as a reference the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz. I love that kind of humor and it went along with the hip vibe inside.
A casual affair, you order and pay for your food at the counter inside. At the counter, there is a range of baked goods for you to choose from to eat with your self served coffee. I chose a morning bun, which was quite good with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.
If you order hot food, you get a marker with a street name from Alameda to put on your table for the waiter to see. I think that this is a nice touch in making the place feel like a local joint.
In the past, I have tried their “eggs benny” and french toast. I remembered both being alright but not memorable enough to think it was good or bad. My sister had their omelet last time and thought it was quite tasty. Today, I got their corned beef hash with scrambled eggs and spinach. It came out like this:
This was terrible. There was no salt or flavor to either the eggs or corned beef. I found it odd that the proteins were placed directly on top of raw spinach with no means to unify all of the components. I only ate it because I had come directly from the gym and was starving.
All in all, it’s a homey place for locals to eat. Not going to win any awards, but not bad to have around the corner.