Was it as good as it looks? Good Lord, yes it was. We went back a second time after this.
It's located on a corner of a fairly busy four-way intersection in Los Feliz and sadly has limited parking. However, you can park roadside in the surrounding residential areas. It's actually a pretty enjoyable walk, lots of shops to see, even a few vendors who literally haul stuff out of their hippy vans, lay them along the side walk or hang em in the trees and I'm assuming you bargain for the best price. All a part of the experience!
Chicken fried steak, a crazy loaded omelette and my banana pecan waffles were all amazing! Coffee was simple and exactly what we all needed that gloomy morning.
If you've been to Houston, there's a couple of House of Pies there as well, but our waiter told us that they used to be one company and are now all separately owned and operated. I will honestly say I was afraid it would just be a carbon copy of the ones I've been to in Houston, but this one was special. Definitely a more diner, friendly feel. Loved it and would not mind one bit to go back and have another phenomenal breakfast there!
A large croissant with scrambled eggs, cheese, and turkey bacon with a cup of coffee in a to-go cup since I rarely have time to finish my coffee before it's time to leave. It was a delicious meal that I swear I took a photo of but can't seem to find anymore so these will have to do. The coffee was great! We even saw the girl who plays Bon Qui Qui and does the Taco Cabana commercials there. Not only did we have fun and enjoy all of the fountains and beatufiul garden furniture, the weather was gorgeous and perfect. We sat out side where it was a bit crowded but a great atmosphere to get together with friends and watch the other restaurant goers. There are a few areas in this restaurant: in the front surrounded by gift baskets and pasteries near the cashier, a little room behind the main cashier/ordering area, a narrow hallway with small 2 person chairs where most of the customers were studying or on laptops, and the garden-esque area that we sat in outside.
On a sunny day in California, we went to a great little restaurant with giant mugs and giant pancakes. I will admit that I wasn't exactly thrilled by how it looked but how it tasted was well worth it. Argueably one of the best pancakes I've had. Packed in with bananas and walnuts, it was amazing. Friends I was there with had omlets, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs and toast, and it was all perfect. Definitely a place where I will return next time I venture out to LA.
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