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Aroma
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Today 8:00 am – 1:00 am
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18047 Ventura Blvd Encino, CA 91316, United States
18047 Ventura BoulevardUSCalifornia91316
(818) 757-0477aromabakery.com
$Bakery, Coffee ShopToday 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Monday 8:00 am – 1:00 amTuesday 8:00 am – 1:00 amWednesday 8:00 am – 1:00 amThursday 8:00 am – 1:00 amFriday 8:00 am – 1:00 amSaturday 7:30 am – 4:00 amSunday 8:00 am – 1:00 am
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Restaurant with ample patio seating offering to-go desserts & pastries, coffee & Mediterranean fare.- Google
"It's served with delightfully crunchy Jerusalem bagel toast."
"It's served with a hard-boiled egg, vegetables, tomato puree and tahini sauce."
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Vicki Latimer
2 months ago
The food is really delicious! Any dish in the menue deserves a 5 stars, flavorful! Encino roll juicy, avocado rolls, excellent
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Jill Weinlein
9 months ago
They serve a bowl of the best Jewish penicillin’s out there. Not clear like some, it’s the color of yellow curry with carrots, zucchini, onions and celery with spices floating on top. The matzo ball is the size of a fist and firm, not crumbly. A big bowl of this soup and I feel fortified. The extensive menu is filled with European and Mediterranean cuisine. I’ve been to the Aroma Bakery Café in Encino twice. Open at 7 a.m. the café is filled with patrons sipping Turkish coffee and Café Americano while nibbling on butter and chocolate croissants. On Mondays through Fridays, they serve three breakfast specials until 11 a.m. Breakfast #1 is two eggs any style served with fresh orange juice and a coffee or tea of your choice, along with a plate of colorful vegetable salad, feta cheese, olive spread cheese and homemade jam to dab on a variety of freshly baked breads. Also on the menu is a sunset breakfast burrito with turkey sausage, Belgian waffles topped with powdered sugar, syrup, mixed berries and whipped cream. On Saturday and Sunday, they prepare Sabich or exotic breakfast feast. A platter arrives with warm pita bread, hard-boiled eggs, eggplant with hummus, vegetables, red onions and pickles. Another brunch dish is a traditional Yemenite Jewish dish, the Jachnun, prepared with rolled dough that is baked overnight in very low heat. It’s served with a hard-boiled egg, vegetables, tomato puree and tahini sauce. Lunch offers a variety of sandwiches, wraps and salads. They serve six lunch specials from noon to 4 p.m. All come with a cup of soup or house salad. We ordered the beet salad with baked magenta beets, sweet orange sections, red onions, pecans and strings of feta cheese on top of mixed greens. It’s tossed with an citrus orange vinaigrette and served with pita bread. Another salad, the Batata Extravaganza is topped with feta cheese and lightly fried sweet potato fries. Pine nuts, walnuts, cherry tomatoes, sunflower seeds and onions blanket the mixed lettuce. The Greek plate with stuffed grape leaves, tabouleh salad, deep purple kalamata olives, bright white feta cheese cubes, labane (a Middle Eastern soft yogurt cheese with olive oil and zaatar spices) and red onions. It’s served with delightfully crunchy Jerusalem bagel toast. Sandwiches are presented on toasted ciabatta, baguette, special house bread or Jerusalem bagel toast. I selected the Jerusalem bagel toast filled with tuna, cheese, tomatoes and a garlic dressing. The sesame-coated bagel is served panini style. Fish is one of the main proteins for lunch and dinner. At Aroma Bakery Café they prepare the fish dishes such as ahi tuna-kabab style with onion rice, mini potatoes, chopped salad and tahini sauce or a salmon filled phyllo dough served with mashed potatoes and salad. Chicken dishes include orange chicken, chicken marsala, honey mustard chicken, schnitzel and chicken livers. They also serve around 20 different varieties of pizzas, pastas and specialty dishes. Who knew that a café that serves one of the tastiest matzo ball soups in town also creates wonderful chocolate, sweet halvah and white chocolate soufflés? They take about fifteen minutes to prepare and are served with whipped cream.
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Bryant Neil
a year ago
What an amazing place. I recently started a new job in the Studio City Area and I like to get birthday cupcakes for the staff on their birthdays. The staff is always so happy when they open up their box and see the amazing dessert that they get from AROMA. Thanks for making my job easier..
Angela Dueñas
a year ago
Our waiter had poor customer service ettiqute. Everything was served out of order and late. The food is tasty but the constant bad service has left us not wanting to return. Shalom
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Rami Brosh
3 months ago
Included the tip in the charge and said nothing about it. I added a 20% tip on top of it, and was wondering why the total seemed a bit high. Checked it when I got home and told them about it, but they said that they can't do anything about it. They can keep their 20%, but lost me as a customer.
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barak james
3 months ago
Great service and ok food
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Zoey Cordova
a year ago
This place need some improvement in custmer service department. Food is good, tasty and big portions. Many teas, good coffee, many salads on the menu. Big, nice space, I never had to wait for a table. Good for late night food in Hollywood. Tables outside, service very slow, they never come back to check on you. If you want to sit for a long time and no one will come over to say anything.
Jenna Frostic
2 years ago
I have always liked this place. Food is always good. Today's service was not good in the beginning, but I thought he might have a bad day. My friend and I were very nice to him, but he just was not responding. But, after awhile he started becoming very nice. But, my complaint is about their service charge. I have never, ever heard of anyone charging a service charge of 15% for 2 people. Our waiter explained that this is for the restaurant and is not his tip. I was not sure that I should leave him a tip, but then I would not feel good if I do not leave him a tip. On top of 15% service charge I left him a tip. Can they do this???? They are already pretty expensive and to charge a service charge is ridiculous. I do not know if I will go there again. It is just a principle.
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