16.5.13

new york city : isa



Whilst researching places to eat in Williamsburg, I discovered images of Isa Restaurant and it's knockout interior on pinterest. One click on their website and I was sold... and I tell ya what, it didn't disappoint. While the service was a little too relaxed and the only coffee on offer was Americana style drip coffee (the real low point), all was forgiven by the time the food came out. My salmon and shaved eggs with horseradish was absolutely delicious and Paddy's breakfast pizza was singing to me from across the table. My sister, the svelte one with enviable willpower, ordered a salad of course. It looked pretty darn good too.

The thing that makes Isa stand out from our trip as the cafe in Williamsburg to visit with kids, was the unexpected music and craft class that we happened to stumble on by complete accident. I had no idea when I made the booking, but upstairs was a hype of activity with kids learning to make drums out of household recyclables which they then used to play and sing along to the most gorgeous Spanish children's songs. It was nice to let Lalie have a bit of fun between being dragged around markets, shops and restaurants all day.

At the time of our visit, these kiddo classes were free to diners and were happening every week on a Saturday, but things may well have changed by now. Still, it's worth checking out... if you find yourself in Williamsburg with children in tow, I highly recommend Isa as a rest stop that will satisfy young and old alike.

12 comments :

  1. oh my! looks fabulous....such amazing images and that food is just making me salivate! xx

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  2. Love these pics, looks so cozy! :-)

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  3. Your images are absolutely divine, Claire. I want that pizza!

    Sar xx

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  4. someone left their heart in new york. x

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    1. maybe just a little piece of it ;) x

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  5. I have never done NYC with a toddler...and since Toddler C and I are three weeks away from touching down I have been researching things to do...we might just have to check this out!

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  6. Very beautiful images, I love, and the pizza hum...

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  7. Claire, as usual...I'm in awe.

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  8. These are beautiful. Beautiful. Your photos always amaze me. lovely. xo

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  9. Oh what a perfect little world to stumble upon. Beautiful :) x

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  10. eventhough I wasn't hungry your pretty images is making me feel hungry. xo
    - Vinnie

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  11. Wonderful place, love the style and terracota pots!

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