Homegirl Cafe has moved
They are now located in a beautiful, modern, space at the corner of Alameda and Bruno (a few blocks north of union station).
The new place is beautifully decorated with glass mosaic tile and granite.
The food is terrific as always.
The prices are unbelievably low.
They are only open for breakfast and lunch, so they close at 3.
This afternoon I had a wonderful lunch consisting of:
a bowl of roasted sweet yellow corn with cotija cheese and sour cream and cayenne pepper sprinkled over it served with lime wedges on the side (absolutely great)
a sandwich on a whole wheat baguette of cheese, tomato, red onion, jalapeno pesto, and lettuce. every single ingredient was top-flight.
the portions were huge--the sandwich was well over a foot long and there were over a pint of roasted sweet corn kernels.
chips and salsa (i believe the salsa is homemade) come with the meal.
the sandwich cost $7
the corn was $5
130 W Bruno St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tried it. Had salmon, cochinita pibil and carnitas tacos, plus roasted corn crema fresca & cotija cheese, and lemonade with spinach & mint. The salmon & carnitas were ok, but cochinita pibil taco was excellent (flavorful, tender). The corn was great (split w/ whole table) and lemonade was great. Service was spotty, but acceptable.
Couldn't help but feel warm & fuzzy eating there. Will definitely return.
They have been there for a few months (There is a great knitting group who meets there on Saturday afternoons that I've been trying to get to for a while!) and yes, the food is still great!! I love this place... it's a good cause, it's right near a Gold Line Stop and their Lemonades is AWESOME!!
I was there this past Saturday afternoon and saw the knitting group! They look like a fun group!
I had a taco combination plate - I found some of the meats to be on the dry side, but certainly creative and tasty combinations of flavors (sorry, can't remember all of them!) and for a plate of 3 overflowing tacos it was only $6.50. The spinach-mint lemonade is a must! The soup is usually a great choice as well. There's a 1/2 sandwich/soup combo that's such a great deal and a good portion of food.
The new location is a great upgrade from their old one (for the A/C alone!!). Plenty of free parking in the back or on the street, if you don't take the metro (it's just a block south of the Chinatown stop).
I love supporting this place. Great baked goods too - yummy tiny macaroons.
re: The Oracle
I hope not too many people find out about this place as it is one of my favorites. I love the fact that it is right off the Gold Line and easy to get to from South Pasadena.
I have been to a few parties they have catered and this is the best kept secret in Southern California. Her food is out of this world and becoming quite popular. So much healthier for you than most catering and you are right about the lack of grease. The presentation of the food is incredible also. I can't recommend it enough.