The purpose of our trip to a Davelle on the lower east side on Saturday morning was for toast. Not just any toast, but beautifully designed toast, prepared in a way that I have certainly never had before. It is served from 8 until 3:30 pm. But do not dismay if you miss out on toast, Davelle has a dinner menu that sounds extraordinary and I’m already planning my next trip.
There are 10 different toasts: some are sweet & some are savory
Cinamon Sugar and Berry & Cream Cheese
Davelle is a cozy restaurant that’s more like the size of a small (even for New York standards) apartment with only three tables. Two of the tables are window seats with a built-in bench that allows three people to sit at one table if they don’t mind close quarters. The bench is covered in old worn leather that seems perfect to go along with the distressed plaster walls with layers of peeling paint. Then there are three metal bar stools facing a non-working fireplace. The narrow mantel serves as your table. There are eight seats at the counter, which is where I plan to sit next time I go so I can maybe get a glimpse into how the toasts and the other dishes on the menu are prepared. I read this article in The New York Times after I returned home from visiting and it only makes me think that no matter how much I appreciated my visit…I was under appreciating the complexity of the full menu that includes dishes like Mochi Mochi Napolitan Spaghetti or Uni Tomato Spaghetti (sea Urchin). The dessert menu lists things like Coffee Jelly or a Peachy Pink Float.
Davelle is located at 102 Suffolk Street
open 8 am – 5 pm, 6 – 11 pm
I was going to say something like next time you find yourself in the neighborhood of the Lower East Side, make sure to pay a visit to Davelle. But on second thought, make it a destination no matter where you are coming from. This all-day eatery will be worth the trip.