Petite Sara for breakfast...
- Jeff Shore
Driving to the post office a few weeks ago, I found what seemed to be a new cafe in a not-entirely restaurant friendly section of Pico (in between Crescent Heights & Fairfax). Talking to the owner, however, I learned that Petite Sara has actually been there around 11 years. Wow.
We had breakfast there this morning. It's really more of a bakery than a full-fledged restaurant. Rickety tables in a rather cramped space inside, all disposable dishware/flatware, and most irkingly, customers are not allowed to use the plainly visible bathroom (which is in the back of the bakery).
Coffee: awesome. Hyper-strong, Urth caffe reminiscent.
Omelettes: Above average. Very thin, with filling inside. My goat cheese & sun dried tomato was good, as was my wife's veggie.
Bread: Verge of greatness. Rosemary and wheat. Crusty, crunchy, sour, vibrant, distinctive. I'd encourage people to try the rest of their baked goods...
Probably wouldn't return to hang out, but it's a nice place to pick something up...
6007 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (323) 954-9443
I don't know if I agree with the characterization of this strech of Pico as "not restaurant friendly"; until the building which once housed the "Picfair" Theatre burned down in the riots, it was home to the first India's Oven location (mostly carry-out in those days...) and what i remember as one of the first Ethiopean places in LA. The mini-mall which now houses an India's Oven knock-off (India's Tandoori, I think) also was the final stand of Carl's BBQ,(RIP) which before that had been on Pico near La Brea in a tiny hole-in-the-wall which featured, as part of its decor, a baby alligator in a algae-covered aquarium. Great 'Q, though... And how can you over look "Mo Bettah Meaty Meat Burger"?