Photo Journal 2: Little Prince Café September 30, 2015 16:05 3 Comments
I can't speak for all parents, but taking my child out to eat can be a nail biting experience. I'll just go ahead and list the obstacles we encounter on a typical meal.
- My son can't sit still for more than 5 minutes, so I'm constantly trying to entertain him.
- Having an adult conversation that lasts more than 2 minutes is nearly impossible
- I barely touch my food because I have to be vigilante on making sure my son eats.
So we headed over to the Little Prince Café so I could finally experience what it was like to enjoy a meal before I became a mom.
The Little Prince Café is a restaurant/playroom located in Buena Park California that servers korean fusion dishes. The entrance fee per child is $8, and every adult needs to order a meal. The place is divided into two section, a restaurant on one side and a play zone on the other. The play zone has a jungle gym, ball pit, library, and an area designated for infants.
My first impression walking in is that the overall décor was very pleasant and cute, but I was overwhelmed instantly by the screaming kids. The restaurant was definitely showing signs of wear and tear from the years of kids tearing up the place. I could only imagine what Little Prince looked like in it's glory days.
Because the Café is essentially just a playroom, I didn't mind the noise and chaos. What I did find upsetting is that the food is overpriced, and it takes them a very long time to serve the meal. I ordered the fries, pizza and macaroni cheese which tasted like food I could have made from home. Chuck-e-Cheese has better tasting food than this place. Why not hire a competent chef if you're going to charge us the equivalent of a Cheese Cake Factory?
The only saving grace is that me and my husband could finally eat a meal and enjoy each others company while our rugrat runs amok. I probably will never come back, but having some 'us' time was a good change of pace. Here are some photos from our evening out.