How is Bread and Porridge?
- Jewls Dec 8, 2005 01:50 PM
Any recs for this place? How is their espresso? Or should I just head over to Doughboys?
I went there many years ago and I remember liking the whole set up. I think they had Vermont syrup for a few extra bucks too.
Food was ok, not terribly impressed. I distinctly remember thinking that I'd rather go to the omelet parlor on Main. Which is why I think I've never been back since... maybe omelets aren't the thing to get there since the syrup is supposed to be so good...
here's a students review on the place.
We would recommend this place as a pleasant and unique
experience for breakfast as most breakfast places have
so many common uninteresting factors.
As was mention before, they have the French Press
coffee servers, an old style country kitchen decor,
they serve a small portion of a black bean sauce and
salsa with the breakfasr entrees, and excellent service by waiters in black trousers, crisp white shirts, and bow ties.
I would say that it's above average. Like the others said, the coffee is served in a French Press and I think that it's very good. Food is fairly standard, I thought, but higher quality than Snug Harbor, which is a couple doors down.
I would also suggest trying Amandine, which is on Wilshire almost to Bundy. Their coffee is great and the omelettes, potatos au gratin and pastries are fantastic.
I went about a month ago, and was completely unimpressed. Service was sloggishly slow, and the food was pricey for what it was: not very inspired and rather standard breakfast fare. I enjoy Doughboys tons more.
Place looked promising - kind of prissy-cute with the uniformed waitpersons; however, the food was across the board uninspiring except for the French press coffee evoking moans from Mme Zoe, she of the French Canadian genes. Then the bill: much to $$ for what we had. Won't be back.
if you want great espresso go to the Funnel Mill on Broadway just east of Lincoln south side of street. Bread and Porridge has decent mexican food, the other stuff is very regular big servings of american food.