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East LA, Silver Lake

Cafe Stella Cafe Stella

Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Coffee & Tea, French Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Valet

Cuisines: French, Coffee House, Take Out, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Price Range : Above Average


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Stella is a great balance of a nice, elegant meal without feeling overly stuffy. Most tables are on the patio (request when booking) giving a nice feeling of space. The food is solid French fare with all the brasserie classics you'd expect (escargot, foie gras, coq au vin, steak frites, etc.)and a solid wine list. Also be sure to grab a plate of profiteroles before you leave. Yummm.


Love the atmosphere both inside and on the courtyard patio. Maybe it's the French cuisine, but the place just sort of transports you. The food is rich, but delicious. (Reservations recommended). I usually get the filet, but have been talked into sampling the escargot before. (Nope, still don't get it). They have a cool, more modern bar toward the street which is also a fun place to convene with friends.

Kaoru W.


I like the food here. Quite au...

I like the food here. Quite authentic french cuisine - steak, pommes frittes, escargots, onion soup, etc. The European atmosphere is also nice. BUT, the service is really bad. It's almost to the point of cliche about French snobs. The only way to get around with it is to go there when it opens, so that it's less hectic and more tolerable.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Sunset Junction's taste of France

Cafe Stella should be the best little bistro in Silver Lake--the setting is just right under the covered patio or at the bar or in the small, two storefront dining room. The look is boho chic--in an appealing way. The food and service--not what it was. Ingredients should be fresher (my sole tasted frozen) and presentation is haphazard at best. There's lots of butter (perhaps too much) and the frites can be perfect or you might end up with a side of leftover bits. Servers can be stressed (for no good reason)--appetizers and mains came out at the same time at my recent visit--not what one expects at these prices. Chimay on tap is a plus.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Nice, but not a coffeehouse and not in East LA

It is not a coffeehouse, it is a bistro with a small bar and it is not in East LA, it may be on the ""East side"" but it is in LA, Silver Lake. East LA is east of downtown so I think that may be a bit misleading.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Skinny frites, a cavernous wine selection, excellent outside seating and cozy bar, Cafe Stella has it all, avec sucre on top!



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Try it, you will love!

I have probably been to Stella about 15 times. The food is always good, but you can never go wrong with the beet salad and the moules frites. Dip the delicious bread in the white wine sauce....yum!!

Stella is a lovely dining experience, the ambiance is great and the service is consistently pleasant. Only once did I experience a less than accommodating hostess but the odds are in their favor.

Stella is my neighborhood fav!



Provided by Citysearch - 
up up & away go the prices

I've loved this restaurant for many many years and am so sorry to report that things are changing for the worse. The owner was there when I recently ate at the bar and he was loud and invasive to everyone. He strutted around like a rooster and commented on everything we all were doing. The wine list has gone through the roof and there is no bottle under $45. The menu is not as innovative and the prices have gone up on all the food as well. This place used to be the ""go to"" neighborhood spot for a quick Moule Fritte or the ""special night out"" for the high end elegant experience in the dining room. Now it's lost it's elegant vibe and has priced itself out of the ""neighborhood hang."" BoooHooo



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This place was perfect before they covered the beautiful outdoor dining area with a horrible roof. I can't dine here anymore. I thought it would be temporary but it seems here to stay. I can no longer send my guests or dine there myself because the asthetic is ruined. There I've said it. Take down the roof, s'il vous plait.

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