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Kalivs Dec 28, 2012 04:09 AM

i am looking for a place to do brunch in the SFV on January 6. I would prefer a place where I can make a reservation and it has to be vegetarian friendly. I'm willing to go as far north as Agoura, Calabasas or Thousand Oaks.

Thanks in advance

  1. j
    JTea Dec 29, 2012 01:31 PM

    My Sunday brunch list:

    Boneyard Bistro [opens at noon]
    ok, one veg sammie, lotsa bacon items; prolly not the least bit veg friendly, but for another time

    The Getty [opens at 10, restaurant opens at 11
    Maybe a bit far, but cool site, great view with food

    Izakaya M [opens at noon
    no w/e lunch menu; some tofu items in the main menu

    and the usual suspects:

    veg-friendly menu

    Marmalade Cafe
    pancakes & oatmeal veg options

    John O' Groats
    a veg option in most lunch categories

    Coral Tree Cafe
    many veg-friendly options

    More Than Waffles
    full menu/healthy menu/gluten-free menu/kids menu
    small, downstairs in Encino shopping ctr; dunno bout the res, but they're friendly; call

    Madelaine Bistro in Tarzana is a vegetarian restaurant. Expensive. Good. Went a few times when my daughter was a veg-only eater, and was impressed. They do Sun brunch.

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      chewbacca Dec 28, 2012 08:18 PM

      Cici's cafe is a good choice. You can shop for records next door if you have to wait to be seated.

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      1. re: chewbacca
        kevin Dec 28, 2012 10:33 PM


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        granadafan Dec 28, 2012 08:16 PM

        Try the Odyssey in Granada Hills. Fantastic views of the the SF Valley. Food is buffet quality. They have veggie options as well.

        1. wienermobile Dec 28, 2012 08:27 AM

          One of the best brunches in all of Los Angeles is Saddle Peak Lodge's Sunday only brunch. Beautiful one of a kind rustic setting near the valley side of Malibu Canyon. Great food and service. Menu is at this link:

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          1. re: wienermobile
            ipsedixit Dec 28, 2012 08:30 AM


            1. re: ipsedixit
              critter101 Dec 28, 2012 08:08 PM

              The op mentioned it has to be vegetarian friendly. The decor at Saddle Peak Lodge may be off-putting.

              1. re: critter101
                ipsedixit Dec 28, 2012 09:03 PM

                Why would the decor be off-putting?

                Are there mannequins in pose eating big cuts of meat adorning the dining room walls?

                1. re: ipsedixit
                  archer Dec 29, 2012 01:54 AM

                  It looks like a hunting lodge with dead animal heads mounted on the walls. Definitely would disturb most vegetarians (even though the brunch menu has good veggie options).

                  1. re: archer
                    ipsedixit Dec 29, 2012 11:30 AM

                    That's assuming most vegetarians are vegetarian because of ethical (or moral) reasons. That's a pretty big assumption.

                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      archer Dec 30, 2012 02:07 PM

                      You may be right, but in the interest of providing a comfortable environment for vegetarian guests, I would recommend taking them to a restaurant where they won't be stared at by dead animals while they eat.
                      For a similar setting, but much more "vegetarian friendly," I would recommend Inn of the 7th Ray in Topanga Canyon (not quite the Valley, but in Canyon and easily accessed fr: Valley). On the eastern end of Valley in Studio City, you might want to check out Ca del Sole (I've enjoyed nice lunch here, but have not had their brunch).

                      1. re: archer
                        ebethsdad Dec 30, 2012 04:46 PM

                        Ca del Sole has a lovely brunch, http://www.cadelsole.com/menus/

          2. Servorg Dec 28, 2012 05:43 AM

            Not sure about reservations (call to check): http://www.morethanwaffles.com/

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