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Best fruit salad

brez Oct 22, 2008 12:17 PM

I'm a big fan of fruit salad with my breakfast. I can't stand a crummy fruit salad which only has cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon. I'm looking for some good places on the west side that has interesting fruit in their fruit salad. Square One has a very interesting one. It had passion fruit. Amazing!

Thank you.

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    debra RE: brez Oct 22, 2008 02:31 PM

    Kate Mantellini has a gorgeous one. I was there one night with friends, and although it wasn't on the menu, we saw someone with a fruit plate. My friend asked if she could get a fruit plate as well. I can't recall what exactly was on there, but it made me say, "wow, I wonder how much that is going to cost, it's gorgeous". I think it was $18 (maybe 12?). She loved it, but seriously -- ask before you order it.

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      Emme RE: debra Oct 22, 2008 08:29 PM

      KM was my first thought as well.

      The Farm in Beverly Hills.

      Greenblatt's on Sunset has a great fresh salad with organic fruit

      Aroma in the valley does a nice one too

    2. ElsieDee RE: brez Oct 22, 2008 02:54 PM

      Not on the west side, but if you ever find yourself in Pasadena, check out Tutti Frutti on Colorado at Mentor (two doors west of Europane) - incredible fruit salad with the freshest ingredients. Also available are smoothies and fruit juices.

      We're kind of partial to the Tutti Frutti salad and the waffle with fresh fruit - have yet to try the hot dogs, though.


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        schrutefarms RE: brez Oct 22, 2008 03:58 PM

        Susina bakery on Beverly and LaBrea has a good one, it had kiwi, strawberries and big fat blackberries. I don't remember it having much filler fruit (cantaloup, honeydew, bananas and red grapes).

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          JeetJet RE: brez Oct 22, 2008 10:01 PM

          cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, pineapple, strawberries and grapes, (sometimees other things like banana ...) but what is so special is how perfectly fresh it all is at California Chicken Cafe. Sorry, not for breakfast as you real wanted. Still, this one is great to take home and enjoy.

          California Chicken Cafe

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            schrutefarms RE: JeetJet Oct 23, 2008 10:21 AM

            EVERYTHING at California Chicken Cafe is good!

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              brez RE: schrutefarms Oct 23, 2008 10:36 AM

              I eat at chicken cafe at least twice a week.

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                schrutefarms RE: brez Oct 23, 2008 12:45 PM

                I like to get the ceaser salad with the pita croutons and chicken, and stuff it in the pita bread.

          2. mollyomormon RE: brez Oct 23, 2008 01:58 PM

            Square One was actually my first thought too! Bloom Cafe generally has a good one as does 26 Beach.

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