4.6 / 6 votes

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Vegan bistro with KindKreme ice cream

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

Offers a brunch menu, along with lunch and dinner menus, and vegan KindKreme ice cream.

Added by conde.kedar on Feb 5 11 (last updated Jun 6 12)

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When you find out about its cool "Farm to Table" philosophy the decor starts to make sense with water served in milk bottles, mason jar lights, wood plank tables, and white wash just about everywhere else. With such misleading simplicity, it becomes clear that it is paradox for the complexity of the food and the unique menu selections.
If you go, please try the Quinoa Corn Cakes that have a fan of avocado and spicy cream cheese dressing. Their exploration has a great payoff.
My entree was the Root Vegetable Tacos with a hard shell. Messy, but well worth it.
My friend's Heart of Palm Salad makes you realize that this restaurant strives for dishes that you can't quite find anywhere else and the $$ prices become well worth it. Our neighboring patron was a good looking actor in between Javert roles. Fortunately for us, he was waiting on a friend that never arrived and we got to know him and his take on the Les Miz movie (he hated it) and on the restaurant. He let us try his fried artichokes which were simple and fun "why has no thought of this before?" appetizers.
Each dish had good to great presentation that invites.
The staff all wears ironic second hand black casual clothes from their own closets giving a more hipster synergy vibe rather than dress code.
I'm looking forward to coming back again and trying some new dishes and a desert from Kind Kreme which is a conjoined vegan ice cream business in the restaurant.

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I almost gave this a 4 rather than a 5 star, just because of the atmosphere. The place is far too small, cramped, and loud. We were at the small table nearest the door, & constantly felt like we were in the way of the queue waiting for ice cream. The food & service though more than make up for it. I had the raw taco, and loved it. I often find that gourmet raw food is far too high fat, and although this has walnut 'taco meat' and guacamole, it still didn't feel too fatty. My partner had one of the specials, which was a tofu curry with cous cous - an odd fusion of cuisines, but it worked really well.

I also almost knocked a star off for the desserts we tried - a chocolate cake with maple & coconut frosting, and a carrot cake - as they were a bit dry. The flavours were still great though, so we enjoyed them nonetheless.

We'll definitely go back, but it's somewhere to go for lunch. I don't think we'd consider it for an evening meal.

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Neighborhood

Echo Park

Non-Smoking

Prices

$$ - average

Cuisines

  • American
  • Eclectic (Varied)

Features

  • Brunch

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vegan soul bowl!

jackfruit sandwich

Hours

11am - 10pm
11am - 11pm
9am - 4pm;
5pm - 11pm
9am - 4pm;
5pm - 10pm

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