Cafe Laurent in Culver City?
I've been to their stand at the Sunday FM in SM on Main, and they do a very nice job with the savory croissants and with quiche, but I've never been to the storefront. How is the sit down menu? Good place for lunch?
I've never been for lunch, only breakfast which is pretty good. The potatoes are VERY rich & creamy, but the pancakes are excellent and my husband likes the waffle. They have a nice patio in addition to an indoor seating area. There aren't many breakfast options in the Culver City area, so Cafe Laurent certainly stands out. Plus, I've never had to wait for a table, even for a weekend breakfast. Friendly waitstaff too.
I love it- good food and great service, pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. I always get the quiche, comes with a small salad and scalloped potatoes to die for!
I just went there last weekend -- at 12 noon for sunday brunch there were places to sit, no wait, and the eggs benedict (over a croissant) was good. not fond of the potatoes though.
I just want to add that on sunday I believe you can only order from the breakfast/brunch menu.
I have also been there for weekday lunch and it was a quiet place to talk with a friend - I don't remember what I ordered and I don't think it was that special.
Been there for lunch, it's nice, relaxed, salad/sandwich casual fare. I ordered the nicoise salad, since it's supposed to be a French restaurant and all. The salad, unsurprisingly, came with kalamata olives. Sure did not seem right at a supposed french place.