This is where wholesome greets your taste buds. My circle of colleagues are always haggling over where to go for lunch. We have everything from the guy who won't each anything but meat to those who have kept vegan for the past so many years, from the nitpicker to the nibblers and they all say yeay to Basement Cafe. You have to play dungeons and dragons to get there since it is really located in the "basement" of the Hollywood Production building but when you get there you get greeted by the likes of your Maa and cousin George. They will recognize you the second time you go there and remember how spicy you liked your pastrami or what you put next to your tabbouleh. In short if you are in the area get in there and make your tummy thank full.
I've only had two meals at the Basement Cafe, so take my review for what it's worth. But so far, the food is excellent, which is a rarity on that part of Brand in Glendale. Funny way that I found out about this place - a coworker pulled out her sandwich which filled our office with this incredible aroma. Turns out it was the Basement Cafe's portobello mushroom sandwich (with red bell peppers, sundried tomatoes and hummus). It tasted just as good as it smelled. Today, I had their special - chicken kebab with rice and salad. Nice, fresh ingredients and very tasty results. The staff is very nice, and they've done a great job with the ambiance, considering that it's ... well ... in a basement. Comfy tables, easy chairs and a couch. Good job.
This is a hidden gem! I am hesitant in writing this review, because a part of me wants to keep this place all to myself - I like it that much! This place is great, very cozy and laid back and great to have a quick bite to eat. The service is phenomenal, the lady that runs this place is great - very friendly, great attitude, and she has lots of patience when you don't know what to order. The food seems to be cooked and served with love (with a Mom's touch behind it). My favorite is the lentil soup and hummus - so delicious! They also have a pretty nifty neon fish tank, which is fun to watch while waiting on food.
Poke bowl places are popping up all over the place. This one is worth a visit and a great little lunch spot. They have a lot of choices for you to build your poke bowl, and you can even go half and half with your base options (rice, brown rice, soba noodles, salad, tofu) which gives even more options. The workers were also super friendly.
A lot of folks recommended this place, so I decided to finally try it. Nice friendly staff but I was disappointed with the poke. I had a salmon and albacore rice bowl but it didn't taste as fresh to me and was a little too chewy. The sauces were just OK too.
I had the pastrami sandwich. It was pretty good. The staff is very friendly too. Prices are decent, but they could be better. The worst thing about the place is that it's not easy to find. Go to the back of the jewelry mart to find it.
Located in the basement of an office building in Glendale, Basement Cafe is a low maintenance spot to get salads, sandwiches, soup and breakfast. Don't expect an amazing view or atmosphere, but the food is good and comes quickly.
My FAVORITE breakfast place in this area. This is a small restaurant with limited outside seating. Has a large breakfast and lunch menu, excellent service and friendly staff. Highly, highly recommend this restaurant!
The go-to place for a delicious and quick lunch. Love the falafel wrap and plate. Conveniently located to most offices in and around Brand Blvd. Terrific service, good food, reasonable prices. Recommended.
This place is literally in the basement. But if you are looking for a quick work day lunch and want some good Mediterranean food, this place wont disappoint you. Try the chicken kabob plate, pretty good!