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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. 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.

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

      1. Mustard Seed...I love the chilaquiles!

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        1. re: ceegee

          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.

          1. re: Jack Flash

            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.

            1. re: losfelizeater

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

              1. re: losfelizeater

                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.

          2. 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.

            1. 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?