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Best Brunch Places -- Silver Lake/Los Feliz

Hi All,

What's your favorite place for Sunday brunch in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz area? I'm looking for something that is parent-friendly.

Thanks!

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  1. Mine if definitely Square One which I think is probably East Hollywood, but still very nearby. I've heard very good things about Little Dom's for brunch but I still haven't been.

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    Square One
    14 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    Little Dom's
    2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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    1. re: mollyomormon

      The Square One that the LDIF function picked up above is just a little off geographically ... ;P Square One Dining on Fountain is imho the best brunch menu in Los Angeles.

      My second choice would be very close between Little Dom's and Figaro Cafe. Both have excellent food; Figaro has an "authentic" sidewalk bistro feel, but Little Dom's has more seating.

      Alcove is okay but the service is lacking.

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      Square One Dining
      4854 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

      Little Dom's
      2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

      1. re: maxzook

        ahaha! Just a tiny bit off. The salmon benedict there is one of my favorite dishes anywhere and the fruit bowl is consistently great and full of seasonal fruit rather than sad pieces of cantaloupe and honeydew like most fruit bowls.

        I think the patio at Alcove is pretty but agree the food I've had there is only okay.

        1. re: mollyomormon

          The salmon Benedict with their green salad is so good I don't even consider getting the grits instead, and I love me some grits. Something about the soft egg, crunchy potato thingies, rich smooth salmon and the tangy baby arugula and stuff all dancing together on my tongue just gets me crazy. Oh!!

        2. re: maxzook

          ITA, square one is delicious, seasonal, local, and dog and kid friendly. the french toast is to die for. the smoked salmon benedict is ridiculously good.

          alcove has a nicer patio but i wouldn't put my kid in those rickety uncomfortable chairs. the food always sounds better on the menu than it tastes.

        3. re: mollyomormon

          Here's Figaro Cafe

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          Square One Dining
          4854 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

          Figaro Cafe Restaurant
          1802 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        4. We love going to The Alcove (http://www.alcovecafe.com/). Not only is it family-friendly, the food is amazing! We've gone a few times with our 1 year old and it's been great!

          The Alcove
          1929 Hillhurst Ave.
          Los Angeles, CA 90027

          1. Little Dom's is very good, very reasonable, and has a full bar...if your brunch was to include a mimosa or (excellent) bloody mary. I like the food at Square One, but it's pretty basic and not much atmosphere. For food that may just be ok...but a beautiful outdoor patio...Cliff's Edge is a good bet.

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            Square One
            14 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

            Little Dom's
            2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            1. Little Dom's has the best breakfast in LA right now, IMHO. The roast potatoes are amazing, as are the eggs: they have an egg/pesto bruschetta with roasted tomatoes that is just terrific. And their Ricotta Blueberry pancakes are the best pancakes I have ever eaten. I also love the breakfast flatbread/pizza. Little Dom's rocks.

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              Little Dom's
              2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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              1. re: Tom P

                Their blueberry pancakes are to die for. Their other items, not so much.

              2. I would like to add Canelé in Atwater. And second [or third or fourth] Little Dom's and Square One.

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                Square One
                14 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

                Little Dom's
                2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                1. i'm a fan of The Alcove. personally, i think square one is overrated. have yet to have a decent order of hash brown potatoes there. to be fair, though, they do make a mean french toast.

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                  1. re: HerbyN

                    Their potato pancakes are crispy and delicious.

                  2. Reservoir

                    1. I love Little Doms brunch (better than their dinner, in fact). They have awesome frittatas, and baked tomatoes (be careful, because they come HOT!). I really have never liked pancakes, but the blueberry ricotta ones there are heaven. The patio is lovely at Cliffs Edge, though. I'd still take Little Doms, though.

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                      Little Dom's
                      2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                      1. One minor thing to bring up on Alcove - I like the food there (love the apple/pear coleslaw) - I've gone there with my young children and it can be problematic sitting on the patio if you are the only adult with them. If you need to order anything else or get something or go to the restroom, you can't leave them there by themselves on the very open patio (and then it is weird to leave your table with no one there as it might get cleared off). In a restaurant, things are a little more contained. Just a side note.

                        As for Square One - we LOVE that place. It can get pricy quick but the French toast there is amazing.

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                        Square One
                        14 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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                        1. re: burbankfoodie

                          I'd forgotten about that. I was less than halfway through my meal at Alcove when I had to, as my Dad used to call it, "obey nature's call". You can guess what had happened to my food when I got back less than three minutes later. Serves me right for washing my hands, I guess.

                          1. re: burbankfoodie

                            Square One = pricey is right.

                            I'm usually not one to mind paying a little (or even a lot) more for quality food or environment or experience. But I hit Square One the other day for the first time in years, and couldn't believe what they took me for.

                            French toast with fruit topping + coffee = $17.29

                            Plus tip and I paid over 21 bucks for a plate of fried bread, with about one quarter of an apple, a sprinkle of nuts and a dollop of cream.

                            I'm sorry, but that sounds like a 5-star hotel gouge, not a quaint neighborhood cafe. And while it was certainly good, neither the toast itself or the topping really blew me away. Even at half the price, it's not what I'd order next time, if I was going back.

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                            Square One
                            14 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

                            1. re: wutzizname

                              Someone said Little Dom's was reasonable -- huh? We have yet to get away w spending less than $45-50 dollars there for brunch (for two) -- everything is a la carte and pricey. So it's our special occasion brunch, but no means, on our every weekend rotation.

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                              Little Dom's
                              2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                              1. re: Silverlaker

                                I made the reasonable comment, and believe it to be true. Certainly you can up the total with sides and drinks. But they have frittatas for seven and eight dollars.
                                Granted, it's a la carte, but that really can be enough for a light meal.