638 N Doheny Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (323) 858-0950
La Conversation Cafe
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, American, French, Bagels, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Bakeries, Continental, Pizza
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
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07/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My girlfriend and I stopped in La Conversation on a whim for Sunday brunch, and we were both pleasantly surprised. We lucked out with an open table in the corner, as several others were still waiting on tables to open up. We had great service throughout, and there was a really nice local feel to the place, like everybody new everybody. It was just a really nice little comfortable place. Their pastries are incredible, and seem to be what people come for, but I had great pumpkin pancakes, and everything else looked pretty good as well. Definitely a cool little brunch or lunch hideaway.
12/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I used to live down the street from La Conversation on Dohney. I miss the family-like attitude of the restaurant. Although I would only go there once a week, the entire staff knew my name and were always interested in what I was doing. The owners even baked a huge birthday cake for me one year as a surprise. I don't know what that other reviewer was talking about. The Food is addictive! The salad nicoise is the best anywhere and they have the best breakfast in town. Don't go on a weekend or you'll die from the wait. Go on a weekday when the crowds are less.
11/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
La Conversation is a joy to eat at. The food is really good and the atmosphere is wonderful. I had a wonderful warm feeling the minute I walked in. The service was good and the owners make you feel special. It is also a good who's who place. I recommend it highly. The pumpkin pancakes are a must. You can't go wrong with anything you order. Good prices and good food a great setting.
11/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is delicious and the carrot muffins rock! I work nearby and have been going there daily for years for my morning carrot muffin and often again for lunch the same day. While Im still half asleep the friendly staff great me by name and wish me a good day. The menu is delicious, fresh, creative and made to order . The pastires and backed goods are to die for (especially the carrot muffin right from the oven in the morning). My boss and I never order ""as-is"" from the menu - always ""hold this"" ""add that"" and the staff is willing to accomodate - with a smile! This place is a must! just dont take the last carrot muffin!
I went to La Conversation yesterday to get a cup of coffee and a muffin to go. I walked in, said hello , how are you to the guy behind the counter. I asked to have the half and half on the side so that I could put it in my own coffee. He snapped at me and said, ""we will put it in for you.""
I said ok but to please not make it too light...on the darker side would be good.
I paid for my bill, the coffee came out and it was very light. I asked for another cup. with that, he said to me , ""F-----G pain in the A-S""
I was so taken aback that I was literally speechless and I said to him, ""what did you say to me?""
with that he turned around and walked into the kitchen and told me to go to the back of the restaurant and fix my own coffee.
I could not get over that someone in a service business would speak to a customer this way.
When I asked one of the workers whether I could speak with a manager, they told me that the guy who spoke to me that way was THE OWNER.
Stunning, isn't it ? Do not give this guy a dime of the your money. I dropped in there because it was next to the place where I get my haircut. There are many other cafes in LA that are superior---Urth caffe, Le Pain Du Quotidien are two examples of places that are terrific and people are respectful and kind.
I've been there twice. The first time I went I was treated rudely by the OWNER of all people (he rolled his eyes and snapped at me when I requested my dressing on the side- how is that a big deal??) and the second time the owner wasn't there but I found several (?!) hairs in my soup. I will never ever go again.
06/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
A charming little neighboorhood place for breakfast and lunch. Pretty good food, but the servers must be getting stoned every morning because they are all so slow, often forget things and just have no sense of urgency in taking care of guests. I live up the street, but the service is consistently so bad, that I just have to usually eat elsewhere - what a shame because it really has charm and character that is hard to find in LA
09/14/2006Provided by Citysearch -
You will absolutely love the breakfasts here. They give you sweet pastries before your meal, freshly baked, and perfectly sweet. The coffee is wonderful (it's so hard to find good coffee anywhere.) Everything is perfect. I only had one bad experience there when the potatoes were old and stale... I told the manager and she assured me that wouldn't happen again. Definitely check this place out.
And by the way, the lunch is great too... try the ahi salad. For Breakfast, the eggs florentine is exquisite.