I've been to Oficina 1M a couple of times now and every time I love it a little more. Maybe it's the super kind owners or that these gents came together to create such a romantic decor with gorgeous industrial details, either way, I love it there! From the white subway tiled bar with black iron lamps stemming from the ceiling each stem splitting into two white enamel light fixtures, to the chalkboard art inlaid on a chalkboard situated next to a paint chipped cupboard that holds the register to the floral wallpaper on the rear wall that leads to a very small open kitchen, the space feels extremely homey.
This hominess extends from the devote right to the menu. Inspired by the Pan-American Highway through the Italian peninsula, home to a car race in the 1950s, the menu is comprised of noteworthy dishes and cooking styles discovered along the route. Open for three meals a day–breakfast, lunch and dinner–it is abundantly clear that they have put a ton of thought into making each one of them special in turn making each one a reason to go back and visit. I mean who doesn't love a beautifully crafted, fresh homey Italian meal any time of the day.
My last visit was for a weekday breakfast, and my god, it was incredible. With the perfect balance of savory and sweet dishes, I highly recommend it! If you haven’t been converted to being a frittata lover by now, I truly urge you to order the Uova al Tartufo. Thick and fluffy and filled with slow cooked organic eggs, local broccoli, black truffle, hazelnut and Grana Padano, if you don’t love this frittata, you can give up trying. In this vein, I’m a girl who cannot look at a menu with the words “smoked trout” on it and not order it. I urge you to do the same, in life, but especially here. Here, it’s a colorful, flavorful playful salad with onions, tomatoes and croutons. It’s a wonderful dish to have during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Ok, perhaps I’m a tiny bit obsessed with it. If you’re feeling for something heavier, their homemade pastas are wonderful. On this visit, I had the Orecchiette Bufala. The flavors are clean, fresh and homey—aka Italian home cooking at its best.
Don’t get too full because I don’t care what meal it is, when you’re at Oficina 1M, you save room for dessert. From pistachio creme brulee, to their molten lava cake, to their tiramisu served in a beautiful floral teacup, you have to indulge in at least one.