It took us awhile to actually find out where the Little Branch Cafe was at (1251 S. Prairie), but we've always read about it and we're intrigued enough to repetitively seek it out. Honestly thought it's not the easiest place to find unless you live in one of the Museum Campus high rises. Anyway, the map above should clear up any confusion, so for those of you who want to find it...go there!
Anyway, we went for a dinner on a nice spring Friday night and weren't sure what type of experience was awaiting us. Was it going to be busy? closed? good? weird? You get the idea, we didn't know what to expect.
Upon entering the quiet and dimly lit cafe, we were greeted by a nice man who told us to sit wherever we wanted. The place was pretty much empty besides one other couple and we're pretty sure they were friends of the waiter. Regardless, the place was cozy and they had some good music on, so we were fine.
We quickly ordered some drinks. One of the drinks we had was called a "Liason" which consisted of vodka, cava and fresh strawberries. It was good, but nothing amazing. I personally ordered a beer and as expected that was cold and lovely (how can cold beer be bad?).
Since we were practically the only people in the place the service as you could imagine was excellent and quick. So again we ordered dinner quickly. We ordered the "Crispy Grilled Cheese" and the special which was some spicy shrimp dish with noodles (sort of an Asian style dish). The grilled cheese was very good according to the person who ate it and the special shrimp dish was excellent (although a little over priced for the size of the portion in my opinion). All in all the food was good and we will most likely will warant a return visit.
The cafe recently added the dinner menu/hours to the mix, so that could explain the lack of people inside but we imagine during breakfast and lunch the place is a little more lively and busy. Anyway, check out the cafe for dinner and let us know your thoughts on the place.
Do they have good breakfast and lunch items?
(Image from littlebranchcafe.com)