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oatmeal worth going out for

westside chow Feb 5, 2008 05:11 AM

Lazy Daisy Cafe on Wilshire has the best oatmeal I've encountered so far. Thick soft whole grains suspended in a a rich velvety liquid. Worth every penny even if it was expensive.

  1. ipsedixit Feb 5, 2008 08:34 AM

    Have you tried the oatmeal at Square One?


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      glutton Feb 5, 2008 04:52 PM

      I'm a fan of the oatmeal at BreadBar. However, I don't think there's any oatmeal out there that I couldn't make at home because everybody is using pretty widely available grains (given the internet) and good oatmeal doesn't require much more than a "low and slow" cooking approach.

      1. Emme Feb 5, 2008 11:11 PM

        John O'Groats


        Griddle Cafe


        Eat Well


        Firehouse in Venice

        Snug Harbor


        The Farm of BH

        Gardens of Four Seasons

        Coral Tree Cafe

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        1. re: Emme
          Diana Feb 6, 2008 05:18 AM

          I wholeheartedly second O Groats and Hugo's!

          I also like it at Marmalade in Encino, if they remember to do it without nuts!

          Anyone remember the brulee'd oatmeal at Granita's Easter Brunches? God, they topped it with brown sugar and torched it. It was huge and great!

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          overresearched Feb 6, 2008 06:22 AM

          Has anyone encountered places that served good oatmeal and then switched to the evil Irish Cut? I know the Belvedere at the Peninsula Beverly Hills did this as did the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Why do chefs insist on Irish Cut for oatmeal?

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          1. re: overresearched
            Diana Feb 6, 2008 10:10 AM

            I dunno, I kind of like the irish steel cut. I prefer it, really. Why do you find it evil?

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            Lipps Feb 6, 2008 09:07 AM

            pain qoutidien

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              420 Reasons to eat Feb 6, 2008 04:00 PM

              I second Le Pain Quotidien, I really enjoy the flax seed, Berry, steel cut oatmeal.

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              duke_of_mildew Feb 6, 2008 03:52 PM

              I like the oatmeal at the Coffee Table in Silver Lake.

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                foodude Feb 25, 2008 05:23 PM

                Lemon Moon on Olympic....comes with lots of goodies.

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                  samolean May 10, 2008 02:36 PM

                  Fromin's Santa Monica, Wilshire & 19th. Best oatmeal EVER.

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                    mocro May 10, 2008 04:27 PM

                    If you're in Pasadena I like the oatmeal at Julianne's on Mission. Yummy baked apples on top and they give me extra brown sugar w'out batting an eye. I manage to render oatmeal unhealthy!!

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                      hobbess May 11, 2008 03:43 PM

                      I have to agree with glutton here. The only drawback to making oatmeal at home is that it takes awhile to make, but then its also going to take just as much time, if not longer, to drive to someplace that makes good oatmeal. Is there even a good place in OC for that, or do you have to go all the way to LA?

                    2. Kitchen Queen May 12, 2008 09:51 PM

                      How about Bread and Porridge in S.M. Still dream of it's creamy dreamy yumminess and that was about 4 years ago! www.breadandporridge.com

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                        bruinike May 13, 2008 06:02 AM

                        I like the oatmeal at Urth Cafe and Le Pain Quotidien.

                        1. lil mikey May 13, 2008 07:09 AM

                          Panini in Newport Beach has good oatmeal that they serve with bananas and walnuts.

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                            exilekiss May 13, 2008 08:07 AM

                            Thanks for all these great suggestions! :)

                            On a side note, do any of these places serve the oatmeal, non-dairy?

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