Small Block is a neighbourhood cafe and bar that the locals treat like an extension of their home. Customers lounge on red vinyl chairs of yesteryear and chew the fat over steaming cups of coffee, while the staff saunter around the room with plates of omeletttes and fruit-loaf.
Small Block's all day breakfast and lunch menu is one of the most varied you'll find in the city's inner suburbs. Eggs seem to be their speciality, evidenced by the popularity of the huevos rancheros, but the menu also includes ricotta pancakes (with saffron vanilla pear and barbados cream, no less), maple glazed granola with banana, and even buck rarebit. There are also vegan options like corn tortilla with refried beans, avocado and salsa.
This cafe welcomes everyone, even those who aren't yet old enough to order their own meal. With a box of knick knacks to keep the kids occupied, Small Block is a place where parents can bring the little ones along and know that everyone will enjoy themselves.
Don't think Small Block is just a place for getting your day started. Also operating as a bar, you can wind down with wine by the glass as you sit by the window and watch the characters of East Brunswick pass by. If the weather's nice, their little outdoor courtyard is a perfect spot to soak up the sun.