This european inspired cafe with japanese inspired dishes is quite cozy. There are two large old ash trees in the middle of the cafe and you look up and feel like you are in a treehouse or greenhouse. This place has created that outside feel while being comfortably indoors. With beautiful fresh flowers on every table, intricately woven iron chairs, and natural wood accented walls, House of Small Wonder is so quaint and tastefully put together. For a moment you almost escape the reality of the noisy Williamsburg Brooklyn streets it’s situated in and you end up in a zen-like atmosphere where the world seems to disappear. The neighborhood locals enjoy their morining coffee or afternoon snacks here and with good reason. They use high quality ingredients such as free-range organic chicken, all natural grass fed beef and, of course, organic eggs. They also have in-house baked croissants, pastries and small treats to go alongside that delicious latte or cappuccino.
The plates resemble this small cozy atmosphere. They serve up small sandwiches such as the parmesan and thyme egg on a freshly baked mini croissant (so cute you want to shove it in your pocket, we tried and it doesn’t fit. Don’t judge us.). The eggs on this sandwich were perfectly soft scrambled and seasoned with fresh thyme and freshly-grated parmesan cheese. Alternatively, if you’re not an egg person, grab the soft brie with homemade fig confit and Granny Smith apples on a baguette. Or grab both because, frankly, these mini sandwiches are just that; mini.
Not in a sandwich mood at all? Go for the Japanese Hamburg Steak, which is an organic beef patty simmered in a demi-glace with melted mozzarella and served over japanese rice with a hard boiled egg. What?! Whatever your mood, they have something here for everyone.
The sandwich plate with two sandwiches plus a soup with run you about $12.50 and the steak will run you about $15. For this price, you are getting high quality ingredients and you can taste the difference. Good ingredients make a good product. All this goodness, while sitting in a treehouse. We are hooked on House of Small Wonder.