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North Hollywood off Lankershim...?

Funwithfood Jan 24, 2008 10:16 AM

Hi All,

I'm heading to North Hollywood (Lankershim) and wanted to know if there are any good bakeries or cafes in the area.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, as I don't make it out of OC, to this area often. :)

  1. afinkle Apr 12, 2008 10:29 AM

    Cafe Eilat is an Israeli (?) bakery and has some exceptional wheat bread and hummos. They have a great selection of pastries too like chocolate napoleans and opera cake plus more traditional jewish cookies and cakes.

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      ebethsdad Jan 29, 2008 09:04 AM

      If you are there after 6:30 PM be sure to check out Tacos La Fonda, in the car wash parking lot on the northwest corner of Vineland and Vanowen. Bandini considers their fare the best tacos in the Valley and he is the gold standard.

      1. streetgourmetla Jan 28, 2008 07:52 PM

        Amsterdam Cafe
        10905 Magnolia Blvd

        Nice neighborhood cafe and hookah spot.They have a handful of decent bakery items, WiFi, and hookah.

        1. Funwithfood Jan 28, 2008 09:59 AM

          I'll give these a try--many suggestions I've been meaning to try, but had forgotten about--thanks!

          BTW, I noticed a BBQ place just down the street from Univ Studios (yellow building). Has anyone tried this place?

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          1. re: Funwithfood
            ldodb Jan 28, 2008 05:11 PM

            i think youre talking about Kansas City BBQ Co,
            I went there for the first time about 2 weeks ago and have already been back another two times.
            Great Kansas City BBQ.
            I cant vouch for everything on the menu as I keep going back for the beef brisket.
            Definitely the best BBQ I've been able to find in SoCal.
            Also though I am partial to the KC style because I grew up in the area, and this is definitely true KC BBQ.

            1. re: ldodb
              Calvin T Apr 9, 2008 07:14 PM

              New to LA, but grew up in Lee's Summit, a suburb of Kansas City. I was dying for burnt ends, so I decided it was time to "Show Me" whether Kansas City BBQ could measure up to Arthur Bryant's or Ollie Gates or Zarda's or any of the other great KC dives. Imagine my disappointment to see a "For Rent" sign on the front of the building yesterday! Today, to my pleasant surprised, I called the number, to learn they are re-locating to 10863 Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood. They re-open Friday, April 11, 2008. Guess where I will be eating burnt ends on white bread that night?

              1. re: Calvin T
                Hughlipton Apr 9, 2008 08:18 PM

                Thank goodness they are re-opening. In the meantime they might take the old location and turn it into a hamburger joint. They might even call it "Rocky's". Then we could be doubly happy.

          2. Emme Jan 24, 2008 06:58 PM

            Studio City has Belwood Bakery on Ventura just east of Laurel.

            Second Aroma, and next door is Caioti Pizza which is good.

            Hugo's is not a cafe, but nearby at Magnolia and Coldwater.

            Global Cafe at Vineland.

            HealthyCA is good too.

            Four'n'20 on laurel canyon for pie.

            Paty's on Riverside (great egg salad)

            Leda's Bake Shop in Sherman Oaks is worth a trip

            And, if you head to Sherman Oaks, stop at Nata's Pastries for natas!!!

            You'll also be not far from Porto's!!!

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            1. re: Emme
              JackonCrack Apr 10, 2008 12:31 PM

              Four'n'20 .... mmmmm pie.

              1. re: JackonCrack
                Diana Apr 10, 2008 12:41 PM

                stop that, now I want some!

            2. Hughlipton Jan 24, 2008 05:03 PM

              Eclectic Cafe at Lankershim just south of Magnolia.

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              1. re: Hughlipton
                RaeRenee Jan 25, 2008 06:56 PM

                ah! Totally seconded. I forgot all about that place. Very yummy bread that they bring to your table. I never thought of it as a cafe, though I guess it is. That's what I get for always ordering pasta. :)

                1. re: Hughlipton
                  JackonCrack Apr 10, 2008 12:30 PM

                  If you go to Eclectic Cafe, be prepared for the S-A-L-T!

                  I end up drinking a pitcher or three of water everytime I go.

                  1. re: Hughlipton
                    afinkle Apr 12, 2008 05:21 PM

                    ...and be prepared to pay $8 for crappy wine and no mixed drinks.

                  2. Das Ubergeek Jan 24, 2008 04:15 PM

                    Where specifically? Lankershim is North Hollywood's Brookhurst -- it's long, partly amusing, and partly ugly.

                    And RaeRenee -- does Chiba do lunch? Because if so, I am SO THERE. But I am never, ever, ever, EVER in the Valley for dinner. The Valley is scary after dark! (just kidding, for those who don't know, I lived in NoHo until recently).

                    Not specifically on Lankershim but near enough as makes no matter, there's Skaf's Grill on Laurel Canyon and Oxnard... and one of the acceptable El Taco LLama branches is on Magnolia just east of Cahuenga. Right on Lankershim in the Arts district you have Salomi Indian, the random KC BBQ place, and Eclectic Cafe. On Vineland and Vanowen is Mariscos Colima, Rigo's Taco and Pa' Comer...

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                    1. re: Das Ubergeek
                      Debbie W Jan 24, 2008 05:12 PM

                      Chiba does lunch. Just was there for lunch on Monday with my dad. Not sure if they do lunch on the weekends, though.

                      1. re: Debbie W
                        mattesq Jan 28, 2008 10:34 AM

                        Definitely no lunch on the weekend.

                      2. re: Das Ubergeek
                        RaeRenee Jan 25, 2008 06:55 PM

                        I haven't been there for lunch, but I'm pretty sure they're open then.

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                        RaeRenee Jan 24, 2008 02:48 PM

                        Well, it's not a bakery or cafe, but Chiba Sushi on Lankershim at Saticoy is amazing.

                        Cafe Aroma on Tujunga, just south of Moorpark is pretty great and is only a few streets west of Lankershim - you can get very yummy food for under $10 and it's a bakery/coffeeshop/sandwich place.

                        If I think of any others, I'll let you know.

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