I’m always in search of small cafes with a unique personality, good food and an ambiance that is inviting. I’m no longer a fan of big name restaurants with their cramped spaces (unless its a Michelin Star restaurant). A little ‘adam bizar’, you may say. But what’s more magical than good food? The conversations that lift your soul and heal you, if only just a bit. Good food can put you in the mood to talk about your successes, fears and celebrate the joy of knowing people.

The Little Eatery hits the spot for me – less for the amazing food, but more for its amazing ambiance.  Having said that, some of the dishes we tried were memorable for sure.

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I love their breakfast – it hits the spot and delivers exactly what I look for in a morning meal. Located on Bhittai Road, its a great location to start a calm morning (yes, focus on the calm morning bit!). I especially recommended this place for moms who, after dropping their kids to school, can relax with hot tea and a scrumptious breakfast.

We tried their French Toast and Spanish Omelette. The former was served with  a caramelized banana, the perfect compliment.

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Being a fan of strong tea, the cup they served missed the mark for me, but the pretty kettles and cups (not mugs!) they served it in was a memorable experience in itself.

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For the main course, we tried their Pizza, Boneless Chicken Wings and Tomato Soup. Tomato Soup is my weakness, yet didn’t deliver, though they were kind enough to lend us some grilled bread. The wings get a thumbs-up, as does the Pizza (keep in mind, this isn’t a specialty pizza joint).

The desserts, which are not on the menu but can be ordered separately, are Molten Lava Cake and Bread and Butter Pudding. The cake was a delight, with chocolate lava gushing out of it like the name suggests.

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The Bread and Butter Pudding is a good alternative to the one offered at Tuscany Courtyard.

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All in all, this is one of the most cozy food joints in Islamabad, whether you want to work or just take a book along for a nice quiet time with yourself.

Madiha Hamid

Chefling-in-Chief Founder Chefling Tales. A foodie that loves to travel and explore different flavors of Pakistan and the world. She loves to cook recipes that are different , yet simple. She wants people to know and understand the beauty of Pakistani Regional Cuisines @madihamid