Citysearch Editorial Review

By Lesley Balla

 

Editorial Rating: Recommended

A charming breakfast and lunch spot for homey, soul-warming favorites.

The Scene
Green and yellow accents and tables topped with dried lavender brighten this already-cheery converted bungalow. Located in the heart of Tinseltown's post-production houses, it's usually filled with behind-the-scenes industry types, who escape reality with a glass of homemade ginger ale. Chatty servers treat all patrons like family.

The Food
The menu consists of straight-up comfort fare with just a hint of Hollywood pizzazz. Start by dipping warm, soft pita triangles into the aptly named Mount Olympus, a pile of garlicky hummus, wild mushroom couscous, crumbled feta and sharp sun-dried tomatoes. Garden-fresh salads are hearty meals, topped with tangy, marinated shiitake mushrooms and breadcrumb-encrusted goat cheese or sweet, honeyed chicken breast and Dijon vinaigrette. A grilled cheese sandwich, oozing with melted Swiss and cheddar, is served with a cup of creamy tomato soup that's too sweet and chunky to be the perfect childhood rendition, but still a good foil for the buttery sandwich.

 

Restaurant Information

Cuisines
American (Traditional)

Dress Code

Casual

Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-10:30am, 11am-3pm
Sat-Sun 9am-2pm

Payment

American Express
Discover
MasterCard
Visa

Parking
Street

Special Features

Hidden Find
Cheap Eats

Price Information*

$ ($20 and under)

Insider Tips

When to Go
The restaurant is usually packed from 12pm to 2pm, so if you're pressed for time, call ahead for a takeout lunch.

Parking
Seward has midday street cleaning on Mondays and Tuesdays, which takes away the few parking spaces out front. Look around the corner on Barton Avenue for a spot.