I often dine alone and seem to have fallen into a breakfast rut since I like old restaurants and I love counter seating. My stand by is the Tallyrand in Burbank, but I'll hit Frank's now and then. If I'm feeling "fancy" I'll brave a short wait at Millie's, but parking is so nasty, I often skip it.
This morning, I remembered that The York in Highland Park offers a brunch on weekends. I love the idea of being in a bar during the day, plus I have had some very good meals there. Good vibe, good music, good laid back crowd there too.
They open at 10:30AM on Sunday, I arrived around 11 and there were only a few people there. Ordering is done at the bar, menus are on the walls only. I felt bad watching new people come in, sit for 10 minutes, wonder where their "waiter" was, then finally get the run down from the bartenders. I guess this is how we learn.
Since I was at the bar already, i set up with a pear cider on tap and a cup of coffee. The coffee is fine, served in a tall clear glass mug, which I find endlessly amusing. I feel like I have to hold my pinky out to drink it. They offer only a few breakfast basics, a couple of specials, plus the full dinner menu. I decided on the croissant egg sandwich.
Oh lord, was this a great breakfast sandwich! The croissant was flaky and seemed fresh baked. It was possibly heated in an oven, definitely not microwaved, though. The eggs were over hard, but not TOO hard, the bacon was high quality but not TOO thick, and the cheese. Oh god the cheese. I don't remember now, I believe it's a mild-ish white cheddar. Melted to absolute perfect consistency, it mingled with the egg and draped over the bacon just so. A few pieces of arugula added just the tiniest kick to the creation. Comes with wedge potatoes, I ignored them for the most part, although they were fine.
this is the kind of breakfast sandwich I wake up craving and didn't know where to find. Now I know.
Sandwich, pear cider, cup of coffee came to $19 including tax. Smiths and then the Pixies on the cd player an added bonus.
Wow, I sure wrote a long post about a sandwich!
5018 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042