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Breakfast Review ... POSH ON PICO, SQUARE ONE, and PHILIPPE


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Breakfast Review ... POSH ON PICO, SQUARE ONE, and PHILIPPE

ipse dixit | May 7, 2006 05:58 PM

I'm usually a big fan of breakfast at home, but business this past week required that I entertain clients during breakfast.

So here's the lowdown.

Loved the apple bacon, the ginger lemonade was interesting but didn't really remind me of "real" lemonade, the cafe con leche was too sweet (Cafe Atlantic's version is better), the huevos were too rubbery, banana pancakes were very good - although very sweet which made it too dessert-like.

The baked egg with canadian bacon, brioche and mustard bacon was really good, went well with the berry jelly (yeah, sounds weird, but tastes great), the eggs benedict was not so great, the icky hollandaise sauce ruined this dish.

Odd place for breakfast? Nope. Best time to go IMO. No crowds or lines. Srambled eggs are overcooked, the ham is too salty and dry, and the bacon is utterly lifeless, but heck the coffee is less than a dime (it's 9 cents) and the company you keep in those park benches is priceless ... strike up a conversation with any one of the regulars that frequent Philippe during breakfast and you'll get a story (dare I say history lesson?) about LA, such as the price of coffee (originally 5 cents) was set to the price of postage back in th 60s. True? Who knows and who cares, just the conversation itself makes those rock-hard scrambled eggs go down easier.

Happy eating.

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