I know there are a gazillion restaurants that recently opened in Mount Kisco, but the last time I was there for lunch I knew I needed to try one I’d heard so much about, yet never been: Cafe of Love. Leslie Lampert, a former food editor with an amazing story, opened the restaurant about a year and a half ago, following the success of her soup stand, Ladle of Love. It’s a cae in the true sense of the word, with a comfortable, romantic look and a simple menu using seasonal and local ingredients.
I went for lunch and it was super-super loud:
Almost all the customers were (young) ladies who lunch:
I was alone so I sat at the bar. You can see the big urn of sangria down the left side:
A big crowd at the round table in the window behind me:
There’s a big farm table in the center of the restaurant where you can help yourself to snacks:
Sorry for the blur… but here’s the shelving and bottles behind the bar:
I ordered the heirloom tomato panino with a side of fries:
I liked it but wished for a little bit more tomato. The bread was terrific and the fries were crisp and light.
I can’t believe it took me this long to get to Cafe of Love. (I adore Lampert’s soups at Ladle of Love.) I’ll need to come back at dinner and try a few other things. And, of course, that sangria.
What do you all think of Cafe of Love?