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Breakfast at Julienne

lil mikey | Jun 12, 2004 02:37 PM

Maybe one of the best breakfasts I’ve had.

We sat outside on their covered patio. Service was average.

I ordered the huevos Julienne and my friend ordered the pancakes.

The huevos came in a small 6” cast iron skillet. It consisted of two thin flour tortillas about the size of the skillet. Over these were black beans, 2 extra large poached eggs, cheddar cheese, cilantro and a tomato chili salsa. It was outstanding. The beans and the salsa were perfectly balanced to be creamy and filling on the one hand (beans) and tangy and zesty on the other hand (salsa). The eggs were cooked as I like them, with a runny yolk but fully-cooked white. The tortillas were thin and delicate…just enough to provide a platform for the rest of the dish. It was served with some rosemary bread on the side, which was tasty, but I couldn’t finish it.

The pancakes were not your typical Norms variety. Instead, they were whole grain, roasted pecan and oat pancakes with ginger butter and maple syrup. They were thick, about 3-4 inches across, and the serving was 3 pancakes. They looked really good.

For the above plus a coffee and an orange juice it was $25 before tip.

For Saturday breakfast, they were full, but there wasn’t a wait (one party had to wait a few minutes). It’s a casual local (San Marino) scene, very comfortable and not pretentious. It’s a drive for me, but totally worth it. I will be back.

Julienne
2649 Mission Street (between El Molino and Los Robles)
San Marino
(626) 441-2299

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