The kitchen at Kitchen Little’s new location may not be so little anymore, but the eatery is as popular as ever.
“All went so well this summer in our new location that we plan to stay open throughout the fall and winter months for our breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Johanna Lockhart of Kitchen Little said.
The bigger space has allowed Kitchen Little to add a new menu to the mix. They began serving dinner this past spring, something that the restaurant will continue to do during the fall and winter.
In April, Kitchen Little closed the doors to the 500-square foot building that was its home for decades, and a week later opened up at its new location at the Mystic River Marina.
“The whole (restaurant) could fit in our new kitchen,” Owner Florence Klewin, told Patch when she was preparing to close the old location on Greenmanville Avenue in Mystic.
That iconic, tiny, spot, nestled on the banks of the Mystic River combined with the restaurant’s famous breakfast made the place a destination for locals and tourists alike for years. But when the Mystic Seaport sold the three-quarter acre swatch of land between Greenmanville Avenue and the River for $450,000, Klewin said despite conversations with the new owners she was unable to afford the new rent and had to move.
The new location less than four miles away on Quarry Road in Mystic is a little more hidden then the previous location, but the new space also has water views and in fact Kitchen Little was named CT Magazine’s Best of 2012 breakfast with a view.
“The food is fresh and well-prepared and the service friendly and quick - what could be better? Price reasonable! Add to that the view on high from the restaurant deck of the mouth of the Mystic River as it opens to the sound and you have a perfect way to start the day. My rowing buddies and I eat breakfast there as often as we can,” Stonington-Mystic Patch Janis Mink wrote about the new location.