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Posh, English-inspired restaurant serves up serves up all-brunch and afternoon tea in River Oaks District
A Florida-based brunch restaurant has opened in River Oaks District. Little Hen, a posh, English-inspired restaurant that serves breakfast and brunch items daily, offers a photogenic setting for decadent morning meals.
Located in the former East Hampton Sandwich Company space, the restaurant occupies approximately 2,700-square-feet with a 1,000-square-foot patio. Owner Enrique Altamirano has decorated the restaurant with a variety of elements that will look great on social media — floral prints, dark leather couches, chandeliers, and more.
Also contributing to the upscale atmosphere is the restaurant’s dress code. Described on the Little Hen website as “smart chic,” it prohibits all diners from wearing “tank tops, active wear, and beach wear” and men from wearing flip flops (“dress sandals” are an exception, the website notes).
The menu draws from a broad array of European, Mexican, and traditional American influences. Acai bowls and avocado toast start the morning off a lighter note. Egg dish run the gamut from six omelets to five Benedicts and Mexican-inspired dishes such as the restaurant’s takes on huevos rancheros and huevos divorciados.
Those seeking carbs have a range of pancakes, French toasts, and waffle options to choose from, including the signature Rose Petal Pancakes that are served with rose water-infused maple syrup. At lunch, look for sandwiches such as a BLT and a burger along with tacos, a crab cake, and steak.
Little Hen's signature rose petal panckesCourtesy of Little Hen
English-style tea service is available all day. Presented on a three-tiered stand, it consists of petit fours, French macarons, mini sandwiches, and scones paired with choice of tea — house blend, Chamomile, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Jasmine Cloud, Meng Ding Green Tea, and Santana. Add a glass of prosecco or champagne for an additional cost.
“We’re thrilled to be expanding Little Hen into Houston, which, until now, hasn’t been home to an elevated breakfast boutique,” Altamirano said in a statement. “We’re incredibly excited about introducing Houstonians to our brand and our unique style and look forward to bringing a delicious and beautiful space to Houston where breakfast and brunch is not only for the weekends, but a daily experience.”