Café Lore in Sunset Park
Has anyone been here? It's near my apartment and I'm pretty intrigued by its reviews but there is never anyone inside...
The family that's owned the building for the past 40 or 50 years (the name is pronounced "Lore-ree") used to run a flower shop from these premises. Occasionally they'd cook up a little something in the back for visiting friends, too. Since there's still no need to worry about making the rent, there's no need to pack the house. When I stopped in for this plate of pasta...
...I was the only customer. (A little more seasoning would have been nice.) It's not always that quiet, but if you're really keen on company, perhaps bring a friend.