First Look at Bluebird Sky, a Little Italy Café That’s Not for Tourists

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Photo: Courtesy of Bluebird Sky

Tucked away in a former nail salon on Baxter Street, Bluebird Sky has flown more or less off the radar since it opened last month, but it’s worth noting that a mom-and-pop operation has managed to set up shop in an increasingly upscale neighborhood. Actually, this is more of a husband-and-wife production: Longtime Little Chitaly resident Dave Kelly opened the sandwich-and-salad spot with his wife, Alex (who’s running the front of the house while he works his day job as an account manager at Getty Images), and says they plan to “play to the neighborhood” in serving “very simple food made with care.” For now, they’re open for breakfast and lunch only, serving family favorites like his Alex’s peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwich on multigrain. Hardly the stuff to rival Kenmare, but neighborhood early birds who’ve been surviving on coffee from Oro and breakfast burritos from La Esquina finally have alternatives in organic fair-trade coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company and a handful of omelettes. See the menu below.

Breakfast
Mushroom & sage $7.50

Tomato, avocado and cheddar w/
pico de gallo and sour cream $8.50

Sausage and gruyere $8.50

Berkshire ham & cheddar cheese $8.50

Above omelets all served with salad
Frittata of the day $6.95

Egg sandwich on ciabattini roll w/ ham or bacon & choice of cheese $5.25

Steel Cut Oatmeal with honey, raisins and flax seed $3-

Bagel w/ cream cheese or butter $1.50

Yogurt and granola with seasonal fruit $4.95
Assorted pastries

Sandwiches
Chickpea spread w/ market veg., red onion and feta on whole grain wrap 7.95

Muffuletta- Genoa salami, ham, capicola, mortadella, aged provolone and olive salad on ciabatta 9-

Fresh mozzarella, avocado, red onion, lettuce and tomato with dijon vinaigrette on ciabatta 8-

Grilled flank steak with pickled shallots and gruyere on baguette 9-

Farmhouse grilled cheese-cheddar with bacon and tomato on sourdough 6-

Peanut butter, banana and honey on multi grain $3.95

Roasted chicken w/ arugula, roasted peppers & goat cheese on a baguette with balsamic vinaigrette $8.50

Soup
Soup of the day $5.25

Salads
Grilled chicken, avocado and corn with cilantro vinaigrette $8-

Roasted beets and goat cheese with a Dijon vinaigrette $7.50

Nicoise salad $8.50

Spinach with egg, tomato and bacon with a
bacon vinaigrette $7.50

Drinks

Brew - light or dark roast $2-
Cappuccino 3-
Latte $3-
Espresso $2-
Iced Coffee $2.50
Iced Latte $3.50
Iced Tea $1.50
Tea $1.25
Orange Juice $2.00

Bluebird Sky, 121 Baxter St., nr. Hester St.; 212-966-4646