Little Sparrow

300 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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  • Tue-Sat 5pm-12am, Sun 10am-3pm
Little Sparrow is a Santa Ana restaurant with great breakfasts. The open-faced breakfast sandwich of silky eggs and thick bacon bits is like a lumberjack special on toast; an order of poached eggs brings out three orbs, each white outside as delicately beautiful as lace. A lunch salad of farro and mushrooms mixed with a runny egg (those eggs again! They’re the Monets of huevos) would do well in Abruzzo. And the setting—a relaxed, picturesque corner building with high, exposed ceilings, Art Deco-style floor tiling, and a secret lounge in the back—is The Great Gatsby meets Nighthawks. Add a peppy workforce, a soundtrack that veers from big band to “Águas de Março," and a sparrow motif that’s clevery used, and you have OC’s newest It restaurant.

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