The newly-opened Farmer’s Table in San Diego’s Little Italy is the perfect addition to the family-friendly (and food-friendly) neighborhood.

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Right next to the Food Hall on Piazza della Famiglia, the restaurant offers both al fresco dining (which I highly recommend on a sunny SD day), or interior dining amidst their rustic, wood-and-succulents decor – perhaps best enjoyed for a modern brunch (complete with inventive cocktails.)

With box planters on the wall, polished wooden tables, a fun display of vintage suitcases/travel memorabilia in the hallway, and an old farm tractor in the front window-lined room, the environment is both trendy and homey.

The comfort-food-with-a-twist menu is filled with plenty of options, whether your palette is sweet or savory. And the full bar? Open with brunch, so you can have whiskey, coffee, or whiskey in your coffee. Because why not?

I recommend the How Do You Like Them Apples, with bourbon, coffee, chocolate bitters, maple, and a mini apple — or Peachy Keen, with peach whiskey, ginger beer, lime and mint, for those with a lighter palette.

For food, go with one of the fantastic benedicts or egg sandwiches for a savory meal. Or, dessert-like French toast complete with S-mores, nutella, Reese’s, ice cream, bananas foster, and the like, will satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth.

On a sunny day, sit outside and dine al fresco like Europeans do, or sit inside surrounded by rustic wooden decor, succulent wall planters, and a vintage tractor in the front window-laden room. Either way, you can’t go wrong.