|Cuisine:||Tuscan Italian / Mexican|
|Address:||647 East 11th street NY, NY @ Ave C|
Sat 11:30am-11:30 pm
|Room Around Tables For Stroller:||YES|
|Accessible (No Stairs):||NO, two big stairs however owner ran out to help right away.|
|Double Stroller Friendly:||NO|
|Table Activity:||YES, big cup of crayons and construction paper|
|Half Portions Available:||YES and lots of side plates available|
|Changing Table Men’s:||NO|
|Changing Table Women’s:||NO|
Good for Infants (who stay in stroller), Toddlers/Little Kids who don’t need booster or high chairs.
Best for Brunch
Sippy Cup Rating:
(2 / 5)
The first thing you see at this charming hole-in-the-wall is a piece of laminated paper in the window telling the story of “I COPPI DI MATILDA.” The restaurant is run by two Italian sisters…and Esteban – the Mexican husband of one of the sisters. The blending of cultures comes together in the food which features classic Tuscan and Mexican dishes – and then some dishes that blend both together in imaginative ways. As the restaurant notes on its site “it embodies the most important values of Italy, FAMILY and FOOD.” This mission statement is immediately put into action when Sunny, myself and our friend Sarah arrived for brunch. One of the owners quickly rushes out to help me bring the stroller up the stairs. She then immediately brings Sarah and I mimosas and Sunny a big cup of crayons and construction paper – a woman after my heart! She also brought Sunny some fresh orange juice on the house (and upon leaving filled her sippy cup with more for the road!).
In terms of seating, there are a lot of options inside and a few outside. The tables are farm-style and have room around them for strollers. The stairs though make it difficult for a double stroller, but not necessarily impossible.
There is no kids menu however they were very accommodating and brought Sunny a single scrambled egg and a side of bacon and large homefries. Basic pasta with tomato sauce was also an option so it won’t be hard to find something to appease your little ones.
Being on 11th and C is a pro and con. There’s a great local vibe and fun little stores to walk around in (however many are quite small so strollers are tough to maneuver in many). The con is that the closest subway is the L train which is a good distance away so you might want to opt for a cab/uber etc.
There is a charming little community garden down the street – on 11th between Ave B and Ave C. Sunny refers to it as a “secret princess garden”! We sat in there for a little and counted all the baby tomatoes and giant Sunflowers that we could see. Check it out here: https://communitygarden.org/find-a-garden/gardens/east-11-street-community-garden/