House of Small Wonder

Open Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00AM-7:00PM; Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM; Sat-Sun 10:00AM-5:00PM 

Phone Number: 718 388 6160

Price Range: $20-25

Address: 77 N 6th Street

Website: www.houseofsmallwonder.com 

Station: L Bedford Ave. 


Question: What to do when we’ve tried all of the vendors at Smorgasburg?

Answer: Leave the market, find an all day brunch joint and continue to feast. 

My best friend’s sister has been wanting to try this place for over a year now, but never gave the effort because of the inevitable wait time. Since we made it this far out into Brooklyn, we were determined to snag a seat no matter how long it would take. The miniature treehouse café is boxed within four wooden walls so that those who are uninformed walk by and easily miss the entrance. The inside very much resembles a greenhouse styled structure with wooden beams holding up a glass ceiling. Rustic vintage photo frames and bohemian carpets are hung across the blue wooden walls as subtle jazz music floats through the seated booths.   

We were intrigued with their exotic drink menu so we opted for the Organic Apple Soy Shake.

Straight up smells like grandma’s Thanksgiving apple pie. Thick and milky with a touch of cinnamon gives this unique order a thumbs up. 

Next, we had the Avocado Goat Cheese Sandwich with a side of Sunny Side Up Egg.

Very disappointed. Easily could have made this at home myself; portion was small too.

Lastly, we had the Vegetable Yaki Udon.

Pleasantly surprised. The stir fried udon noodles paired with Japanese Worcestershire sauce and sesame oil truly resembled the ones we had in Asia. The huge portion that they gave us for this order did make us feel better about the earlier order. Added bonus: you can break the sunny side up egg on top and let the yolk ooze out for a thicker texture. Looks like their Japanese styled entrees are more of the way to go if you’re coming for lunch.

Overall, the highlights of this place include the quaint interior design and their exotic drinks. Don’t go ordering their sandwiches here because you can definitely find better elsewhere, but their undon and don are worth having a go if you’re feeling hungry. Don’t forget to come in advance because there will always be a wait.