Do you ever feel like curling up by the fire place with a good book and a cup of tea? A little nook to snuggle up in? The Duck & Bunny, located on Wickenden St in Providence is a restaurant version of this ideal little cozy-up spot. They consider themselves a snuggery, which is defined as “a cozy and comfortable place”. And it surely is just that. Everywhere one looks inside this timeless pink house is adorned with frills and comfortable little crannys. The original fireplaces and cushioned armchairs are just begging for you to sink in a relax. I can easily envision Marie Antoinette sipping tea, enjoying a gourmet blueberry crepe.
Of course, the Duck & Bunny is pouring an exquisite selection of teas, a full range of caffeinated concoctions, as well as beer and wine cocktails. How’s about a Guinness with ice cream? Oh boy, don’t tempt me!
But the food, the FOOD! It is a fabulous feeling to be dining in such blissful coziness, while indulging in such rich and tasty delights. For brunch, we decided that we wanted both salty and sweet, and boy, did we get that. We went with the bananas foster french toast. A thick slice of Portuguese Sweet Bread (the ultimate bread of choice in this situation), smothered in a thick banana flambe topping, and sprinkled with pecans. I was shamelessly licking the plate. Judge me!
For our salty dish, we went with the P&B, which is two slices of thick cut (and I mean thick) Portuguese Sweet Bread (again, best choice here) held together with creamy peanut butter, and a drizzle of honey. Now, that sounded good, but we decided to go all the way with the Full Elvis version of the dish, which adds fluff (peanut butters real girlfriend), a fried egg (yes the yolk was runny, V important), and crispy bacon. Let me just say, if you’re reading this questioning what the fluff/egg/bacon/peanut butter combo is like, just know that you will take one bite and feel that this is the way that all peanut butter sandwiches should be served. It was a total game changer for me. Not to mention, this thing was huge.
In addition to their charming interior and creative menu, the Duck & Bunny is also known for their cupcakes. We nibbled on a birthday cake, and a chocolate peanut butter. The texture of the frosting was just right, thick and creamy, and absolutely divine.
If you’re just too in love with the warm Spring weather we’re having and can’t bare to be anywhere with a roof over your head, fear not. The Duck & Bunny offers and equally adorable garden to dine in. So you can sip your rose surrounded by lush greenery and enjoy the weather in pure ecstasy. I am speaking very literally from experience here.
So hop on in the the Duck & Bunny for a dainty and delicious dining experience.
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