Best fruit salad
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!
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
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.
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.