Sunday, June 22, 2014

Brunch at LA Spice (Culver City)

LA Spice is a catering veteran in Los Angeles, having catered some of the biggest events in town (and outside of town). The owner, LeAnne Schwartz, started missing the daily interaction with customers, though, and decided to open a small cafe in Culver City. LA Spice Cafe is mainly open for lunch and brunch (from 8am-4pm daily).

There's a cornmeal-crusted fried green tomato sandwich with jack cheese, avocado, pickled red onions on a demi baguette ($10.50)

I added bacon to this to make it a BL-fried-T sandwich! Crisp, fresh green tomatoes encrusted in crispy cornmeal batter, add to that the creamy avocado for a satisfying bite.

The eggs benedict is served on housemade biscuits with oven roasted tomatoes, goat cheese and avocado hollandaise ($12.95)
The avocado hollandaise is a nice touch and brings the dish together.
The other people on the table had that weekend's special, a salmon cake benedict

Lemon ricotta pancakes with vanilla syrup and strawberry rhubarb compote ($7.95)
This is always a crowd pleaser, I love ricotta pancakes. The vanilla syrup works much better with the lemon flavor than maple syrup does also.

I also tried the Maple almond multigrain pancakes with maple syrup and seasonal berries and slivers of almond ($7.95)
I thought I'd be healthier with the multigrain pancakes, which were good, but I still like that fluffy lemon ricotta ones better!

LA Spice is a small and welcoming neighborhood joint. The menu was pretty interesting and quite healthy, the service quick - a nice gem to have in your local neighborhood.

LA Spice
4357 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City CA 90230
(425) 500-2125
LA Spice on Urbanspoon


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