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The Sycamore Kitchen
Today 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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143 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036
143 South La Brea AvenueUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90036
$Cafe, Bakery
Coffee Shop
Breakfast Restaurant
Today 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Baked goods, quick breakfast or lunch served in a natural-wood interior or on an outdoor patio.- Google
"The pastry that stole my heart was a salted caramel pecan babka roll."
"Recommended item: Salted Caramel Pecan Babka Roll."
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Larry Gross
8 months ago
I love Sycamore Kitchen and have been going there frequently since it opened [I live a few blocks way]. However, the recent changes to the menu removed some of my favorites [e.g. the farmhouse chop salad] and the new crop of salads has only one that doesn't contain chicken [and that one is often sold out]. Please bring back more vegetarian salads! Other than that it's a wonderful place [oh, well, the music is also a bit too loud inside, what with the brick walls, concrete floors, wooden tables, etc.].
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Samuel Barasch
11 months ago
Stuffy atmosphere/crowd, overpriced, the tables are always dirty, the staff consistently have an attitude problem, usually crowded with a long line, and even when it isn't, they take forever--think 30 minutes for a sandwich. It's a real shame, because they have a great menu and the food is really delicious if you can stand to wait for it.
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Lindsey Viscomi
a year ago
We're just back from a holiday spent in Los Angeles visiting friends. We had some great food, but the dish that I am still fantasizing about was actually a humble brunch pastry. Sycamore Kitchen comes from the chefs behind the well regarded Hatfield's. It opens nice and early (perfect for a baby on East Coast time!) and offers an array of pastries and brunch dishes. The pastry that stole my heart was a salted caramel pecan babka roll. I would normally not order a sticky bun, but the salted caramel, the flavor combination du jour was too compelling to pass up. I LOVED this roll. Seriously, I might have to cheat on my beloved chocolate banana pancake to take up with this ooey gooey salty goodness. It is simply the perfect combination of salty and sweet. So good in fact that we returned the next day so I could eat it again, and the second time I didn't even share. If sweets aren't your thing, everything else at Sycamore Kitchen is ridiculously good, too. I'm not exaggerating when I say that every bite of everything I had was utterly scrumptious. The croque madame combined ham, cheese, béchamel and an egg on wonderful grilled country bread to great effect, and the eggs benedict was taken up a notch with the addition of honey-sherry glazed pancetta and fried rosemary. On our return visit, I tried the scrambled egg and chorizo sandwich with melted Swiss cheese, roasted onion, on griddled pan de mie. To be honest, I thought this would pale in comparison to the previous day's dishes, but I didn't want to order the exact same thing. Well color me surprised, it might have been even better than the other two dishes. Or maybe they were all equally delicious. Tough to say when my brain is melting from overwhelming pleasure. Our friend ordered the granola both days, so it must be good, but I could not possibly resist the siren call of less healthy fare. Probably that is why he has Hollywood good looks and we look like regular people, but it's totally worth it. Shoot, now I'm sad that I won't get to eat this food again any time soon. I'm usually somewhat ambivalent about brunch food, but this was the business. Can someone in Atlanta pretty please begin making a salted caramel pecan babka roll? Add to that a pleasant outdoor eating area, low humidity 70-something weather, Stumptown coffee and dog friendly dining, and I was in heaven!
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Danny Leclair
2 years ago
Everything is amazing and worth waiting for. The fact that there is almost always a wait tarnishes the five star-ness of their food. But it is still a five star place regardless.
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Jōziah Z.
11 months ago
The Sycamore Kitchen is one of my favorite spots for brunch! Karen Hatfield's Sycamore Kitchen specializes in a nice variety of breakfast, brunch, and lunch options featuring high quality seasonal ingredients. The interior of the bakery/cafe features a great deal of exposed brick with a combination of rustic/industrial elements that give the place a truly unique feel. Recommended item: Salted Caramel Pecan Babka Roll
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Vegas and Food
a year ago
50% off baked goods after 4:30pm. Yay! Blueberry financier muffin was too buttery flavor for me. I didn't like it. Pecan sandie was good, but my favorite was apple galette. delicious.
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Alisa Wyman
11 months ago
Long wait in the brunch line, but INCREDIBLE food. Sandwiches, salads, seasonal veggies, and pastries were all delicious. Great big portions too.
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Ernesto Soriano III
2 years ago
nice little find in west los angeles. Came in for breakfast on a rainy day...were it sunny out the front porch would have been a great spot to sit for a few hours. The pork belly hash is delicious - if not a bit much...croque madame also good. Nice cup of coffee too..overall a great place to start the day.