WHY Café fare of a quality never before seen in the Valley, at prices that are more Brentwood than Burbank.
WHAT This spacious place from neighbors and restaurant investors Melina and Christian Davies satisfies all cravings, offering Intelligentsia coffee, breakfast pastries and desserts from Valerie Confections (the salted caramel croissant is flaky bliss; the white chocolate coconut cake makes us weak in the knees), salads and sandwiches for lunch and early dinner (superb curried chicken salad, a succulent braised short-rib sandwich with horseradish crème fra’che), a well-curated array of cheeses and artisanal foodstuffs, and a wine bar with savvy selections from Matthew Kaner of Silverlake Wine. We’re besotted. At lunch it’s packed; arrive early to snag a table.
Region: East Valley
Neighborhood: Toluca Lake
Features: Breakfast, Dinner, Essentially L.A., Lunch, Patio Dining
Price Range: $10-$16
Cuisine Type: Modern American