Friday, April 13, 2012
The Vagabond Cafe, New York City
If you are ever in the West Village of New York City, you have to check out The Vagabond Café. It is a little difficult to find (7 Cornelia Street), but is worth it. But this is not the place to go if you are in a rush. Once you step inside, you feel the coziness of the room with couches and plush chairs that you sink right into. There are also tables with chairs that have vinyl records glued to the seat. Old time jazz and blues music filled the air as we read from the chalk board menu.
My wife and I each had the Meat Candy (caramelized bacon, lettuce and tomato and mayonnaise on grilled Panini bread). And they have a nice selection of flavored lattes; I ordered the banana split and my wife had the dolce de Lecher. When they came, we sampled each other’s. Both were quite delicious.
After ordering at the counter, we picked a table, sat and waited. While waiting, I looked around the room, and saw a collection of lunchboxes in a cabinet and thermos’ on the counter. There were old games and toys. Made you feel like you were seated in someone’s kitchen.
Our lunch was reasonable priced, and although we were alone (except for someone on the couch using her laptop); others started drifting in for lunch. Soon the place was hopping, which would keep the lone counterwoman/chef busy.
I will certainly visit again.