Sunday, September 13, 2015
Rate-A-Restaurant #355: Lemon Poppy Kitchen (Glassell Park)
Restaurant: Lemon Poppy Kitchen
Location: 3324 Verdugo Rd. (Glassell Park)
Type of restaurant: Brunch/Coffee Shop
We stipulated: For a Father's Day breakfast, looking for something new... and Lemon Poppy, located close by, fit the bill.
They stipulated: Their specialty is the "plachinta, a Romanian specialty that takes a warm flat bread and wraps it around cheeses, greens, olives, scallions, or a variety of other ingredients. The result is a tasty tortilla-like creation that is great all on its own or as the base for other dishes."
What we ordered: Banana pecan bread pudding ($3), sweet potato hash with egg whites ($8), breakfast sandwich with bacon ($8), flourless chocolate cake ($3)
High point: The homemade pastry selection is strong. I didn't mean to eat all of that bread pudding so soon after breakfast, but I did.
Low point: Limited breakfast meat option -- bacon (or turkey bacon) only.
Overall impression: Inventive breakfast choices, great baked goods options, and also appreciated the wall art, which celebrated the Los Angeles River via parodies of old movie posters.
Will we return: Absolutely!