Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
Blueberry Lemon Scone
Rice Pudding – Organic Coconut Milk, Orange Zest, Almond Milk, Apples
Potted French Toast – Soft Molasses Whip, Maple Syrup, Fresh Apples
Located in a restored home in Riverdale, everything around it residential with ample street parking available, save for all the snow, Little Brick is owned by the group behind District, Burrow and Elm Cafés, the layout one part counter-service and kitchen with the rest offering cozy seating and a general store.
Utilized as everything from an event space to an outdoor patio offering escape from the world outside, the walled-off space featuring an organic Herb Garden during warmer months, patrons visiting Little Brick find themselves led around back to enter a wood and white room lined with locally crafted items, the menu a well-culled list of simple, delicious fare.
Embracing local-seasonal concepts, those ideas admittedly limited when the temperature outdoors is sub-zero Celsius, it was after brief perusal that two pastries plus a bowl and a plate were selected, the Scone unfortunately more of a Drop-Biscuit without a lot of Fruit or Butter pockets while the Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookie also lacked for mix-ins, though the crisp rim and soft center were nicely done.
Known for the Breakfast Sandwich and intriguing with house-cured Gravlax, it was nonetheless that sweeter things were selected to better suit my personal preferences, the Rice Pudding a creamy concoction perfumed with sliced Apples and Citrus that was so good I ordered it again at District the following day while “potted” French Toast was actually served in a large bowl Bread Pudding-style atop a pool of pure Maple Syrup and heavy Cream whipped with Molasses.