I came here with 6 of my girlfriends for Sunday brunch, and damn was the parking annoying! That, and the fact that the kitchen didn't get my order quite right (wrong cheese on my omelet) are the two reasons why this place didn't deserve 5 stars. The parking right outside this location is only 30 min spots, so we had to park down the block. But eh, it's LA, what can you do? The ambiance was very rustic and cute for such a small place, and I liked the decor a lot. There are mostly small tables for 2-4 people, but they also had a large communal table in the center, which was perfect for my group. A couple was just finishing their breakfast when we walked in, and when I told the manager we were a group of 7, they cleaned off the table and set everything up right away. I had a wild mushroom omelet that had a delicious pesto sauce on top, and it came with a small side salad and 2 slices of their freshly baked bread. It was a bit on the pricy side, but I was very full at the end. One of my girlfriends ordered their Belgium waffle, but it was so TINY! Don't order the Belgium if you're actually hungry! By the looks of their pastries and breads, it seems like that's the reason most people come here. I'd like to come back sometime and try a chocolate croissant!
I recently moved to the area and this place is just a few blocks away. Happy to say, it's become one of my neighborhood joints. I typically stick with the small plates since they're great to share with my significant other. Our favorites so far have been the fried oysters, the chicken and waffle croquettes, the spinach pierogi, the pumpkin ravioli and of course, the kaya toast. I'm all about the kaya toast and we've been known to get two orders on occasion. Also, and to pretend like we're being healthy, we'll order something green, such as the (crispy) brussels sprouts or the house salad. They have a terrific drink menu with cocktails that are too difficult or time consuming for me to make at home, (which is what I look for in a drink list). I can make my own, great old fashioned. I like trying a new drink every time I go. They also have a nice wine list when I'm in the mood for a glass. The service has always been great and the staff has always been friendly. I would recommend making a reservation before going since seating fills up pretty fast. Otherwise, get there once they open for dinner, like we usually do, and seating shouldn't be an issue.
Amazing service, impeccable food, amazing atmosphere! Words cannot describe my experience here! The kabob so juicy it literally felt like I was in Tehran again. In my honest opinion, many generic persian kabob restaurants in los angeles dont even come close to the taste you can get here. Friendly and attentive staff is the icing on the cake here. They were constantly making sure our water was filled, and if we needed extra napkins or utensils. They even went out their way to make sure we enjoyed our lunch. Apparently they bake their bread daily! I had the koobideh (ground beef) and my coworker had the joojeh (chicken) kabob wrap. Both were extremely juicy and perfectly cooked with a blend of spices that blew my mind and my taste buds. Definitely will come back here! Oh and I just realized its kosher!?! How could that be? Last time I had kosher kabob, it tasted like cardboard grilled on a flame. Not here. This place never ceases to amaze me! Thank you for being so attentive and tasty, kababi mahala!