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joebizz Jul 5, 2006 05:06 PM

I need a funky, fun, casual brunch place in LOS FELIZ for this SUNDAY...IDEAS?

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  1. Chowpatty RE: joebizz Jul 5, 2006 05:13 PM

    I recommend Square One Dining on Fountain. Everything I've had there has been delicious (although the chorizo and eggs dish is quite spicy, so be prepared). Get the cheese and bacon grits.

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      tissue RE: joebizz Jul 5, 2006 06:37 PM

      I second Square One! I like their baked eggs dish with fava and shitake.

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        ceegee RE: joebizz Jul 5, 2006 07:31 PM

        Mustard Seed...I love the chilaquiles!

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          Jack Flash RE: ceegee Jul 6, 2006 06:22 AM

          Mustard Seed gets my vote. The breakfast sandwich there is probably one of my two favorite breakfasts in town, the other being Du-Par's pancakes.

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            losfelizeater RE: Jack Flash Jul 7, 2006 04:06 PM

            Prepare to wait a long time for this place. The food is decent, but the service is unbelievably bad. The staff seems to have logistics problems -- people will be waiting to get seated, and uncleared tables will sit for at least 15 minutes before someone cleans them. Likewise, a couple of the waittresses are kinda rude -- like they're so much cooler than you cause they're in Los Feliz -- but really are out-of-state transplants.

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              ceegee RE: losfelizeater Jul 7, 2006 04:50 PM

              slow at times, yes, but I've never experienced the attitude and I eat there at least once a week.

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                will47 RE: losfelizeater Feb 24, 2007 09:20 PM

                Ugh. Yeah - the service is bad and a lot of the waitstaff is definitely on the too-cool-for-school (and too-cool-to-remember-your-order) tip. I'd definitely call the food decent to pretty good but nothing to write home about.

                The last time I was there, they managed to lose our ticket, so we didn't get food for a good 30-45 minutes at least (AFTER waiting a while to get a table).

                I would love to love Mustard Seed - it's right by my SO's house, right by my old house, and has some vegan-ish options as well as options for meat and egg lovers. And yet, despite these things, I barely ever go there. I'd probably suggest Alcove over Mustard Seed.

                The sunrise sandwich does look tasty.

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            fat kitty RE: joebizz Jul 5, 2006 10:12 PM

            It's more like Silver Lake (adjacent to Los Feliz), but the original Cha Cha Cha on Virgil (at Melrose) is great for casual, funky brunch. They also have great chilaquiles along with other Latin / Carribbean style delicious food. I think they have a full bar, too (but check, because I can't remember). Patio.

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              kevin RE: joebizz Jul 6, 2006 07:11 PM

              has anyone tried the pistachio cake with buttermilk mousse at square one dining?

              from what it sounds like they might have some good desserts in addition to great breakfast eats?

              what dessert have you guys had here?

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                jotoll RE: joebizz Jul 6, 2006 08:27 PM

                Netty's (in Silverlake) is now doing Sunday Brunch by the soon-to-be new Chef/Owner. Highly recommend.

                1. luswei RE: joebizz Jul 7, 2006 03:45 AM

                  Alcove, HOME, Belle Epoque, Mustard Seed, Fred 62, Cafe Figaro, Netty's, Millie's, Dusty's, Madame Matisse, Comfort Cafe, Square One

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                    losfelizeater RE: luswei Jul 8, 2006 02:24 AM

                    Fred 62 I wouldn't really consider a "brunch" spot -- its more of a local neighborhood greasy spoon. And Figaro -- I haven't had brunch there, but I have had dinner and found it to be very overrated...

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                    losfelizeater RE: joebizz Jul 7, 2006 04:08 PM

                    Try Edendale Grill on Rowena in Silverlake....

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                      cmn RE: joebizz Jan 28, 2007 08:07 AM

                      Cliff's Edge on Sunset has an enchanting atmosphere and apparently great Bloody Mary's...sit outside!

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                        sll RE: cmn Jan 29, 2007 01:20 AM

                        Yes - I hit most of the other suggestions as well, but Cliff's Edge has for a while now been my favorite brunch spot. It's absolutely lovely there, and yes, the bloody mary's are very good. The bellini's are super delicious too, but my husband points out they're lady drinks. I guess they have a full bar, cause the last time I was there a friend had Baileys in his coffee (talk about a lady drink...)

                        The service ranges from decent to indifferent, but really - who cares. It's never bad, I've never had to wait for anything we requested, and the busboys are always super sweet and diligent with coffee, water, and bread refills. Once I brought cupcakes, and once I brought a layer cake on pedestal - they provided a knife, and didn't make a fuss (or bat an eye) over us bringing in homemade baked goods, which some places wouldn't allow, or would charge for. Anyway, I kinda love it there.

                        The fries with gorgonzola dipping sauce are killer, they definitely rival Blair's (my other favorite fries in the city.) I've been for dinner a couple of times, and it's just as good, and even prettier. Desserts were great.

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                        running pig RE: joebizz Jan 29, 2007 05:08 AM

                        Square one is my new fave...in fact, probably going today!

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                          cmn RE: running pig Feb 24, 2007 09:00 AM

                          Indeed, Square One is top notch. Went there a few weeks ago and my food was like art on a plate. The most delicious eggs i've had anywhere. And the grits are outrageous--cheese is a must. The bacon, I will warn, while tasty is a not for you if you prefer the thin or even just the crispy kind. It had great flavor, but I couldn't get past the almost half-inch thickness (ok, I'm exaggerating, but it was really thick). Coffee was nothing to write home about, but it was strong, and they have good mugs. And I sort of appreciated the fact that they are keeping it simple--no espresso drinks. Period. I imagine that once the weather warms up, there will not be an empty seat on this patio!

                        2. PseudoNerd RE: joebizz Feb 24, 2007 06:48 PM

                          Square One. There's no comparison in the area for B/L/brunch food.

                          There's no alcohol or espresso-based drinks, though...if that sort of thing matters to you

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