That nook for the Little Owl

Looking for a place for that good old solo time? Much like an owl at night that hoots? Try this place in New Manila where you are guaranteed to have one good time. And yes, you can hang out here during daytime. ๐Ÿ˜‰


The place looked homey and very comfy which was the very intention of the owners. They intended it to somewhat blend in with the residential area the resto is situated in. They wanted a place that would be open from morning until late night; hence, the name for the restaurant. During the day, the place looked clean and crisp. And I’m guessing it looked equally nice too at night. Continuing with the homey vibe, it stretched through their dishes which were just plain good comfort food.

Salmon Benedict
Salmon Benedict

I was looking forward to this. When I saw this on the list for that food tasting day, I got excited. When I got to have a bite, it saddened me. I found theย hollandaise sauce to be too buttery. It kind of took the flavor from the salmon and the whole dish away. I just opted to have less of that sauce in order to still enjoy the dish.

Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad

And this one I really liked. The dressing was just right for the leafy greens. It had this nice acidity that balanced the freshness of the whole salad.

Grilled Cheese

Nothing says comfort than a good old grilled cheese sandwich. Oh yeah. ๐Ÿ˜€ I love the slightly burnt sandwich paired with the tomato jam (I think it’s jam).

Mushroom Tartine
Mushroom Tartine

Another one of my fave dishes that day! I liked the mix of mushrooms with the rest of the ingredients here. Its taste wasn’t cloying and could actually fill you up.

Chicken Burger
Chicken Burger

This was their take on the waffle-and-chicken combo that somehow became a trend. To be honest, I really thought there would be buns. I was pleasantly surprised to see the chicken fillet in the middle of those waffles. As for the taste, it was good. The chicken itself was flavorful.

Bolognese
Bolognese

We were unsure whether to squeeze the lemon in. It seemed scorched already. Still, it delivered in terms of taste. I found the sauce to be just right though might be bordering on a little oily.

Fish n Chips
Fish N’ Chips

I really wanted to like this dish. Trust me, I really wanted to. But something was just off for me with the fish. The fries were okay and the sauce was pretty good. But the fish had this jelly like consistency. I was looking for those fish meat strands but I got none of that. It seemed cooked but I just wasn’t a fan of the fish here.

Banana Pancake
Banana Pancake

And this will have you singing this song while munching on these fluffy eats. For reals though, these pancakes were so fluffy and good. It’s nice to have it with some of the banana and sauce.

Chocolate Tart
Chocolate Tart

My friend enjoyed this so much that she’s willing to drop by here for this!ย It was indeed delicious though I imagine it to have some candied chili to make it more interesting. ๐Ÿ˜›

Long Black
Long Black

Little Owl
Pink Owl

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I skipped coffee for I already had my dose that day. According to my friend, it was good. No, I didn’t have that cocktail too. Yeah…my friend just wanted to try some alcohol in the morning though it didn’t hit him at all. The mix was a little sweet. Yes, I had that healthy drink above. I found it to be a little unnaturally sweet but still a good refresher.

They have plans of revamping the place to cater to more guests. Their current set-up though doesn’t pose any parking problem. I liked that they have a 2nd floor which could serve as a venue for small and intimate gatherings. Since they’re still on soft opening, service could be a little slow. But I do see promise with the dishes served. And for sure, the chefs are cooking up more (as some served to us weren’t on the menu yet). With its homey ambiance and yummy dishes, this could very well be your nook for some solo time or bonding with your buddies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Little Owl
65 Broadway Avenue,
New Manila, Quezon City
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