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How About a Post about Breakfast! - Metro Cafe, Serving Spoon, CJs

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How About a Post about Breakfast! - Metro Cafe, Serving Spoon, CJs

Dommy | Sep 11, 2008 01:10 PM

I think I’m not alone when I say Breakfast is one of my favorite meals, I hardly ever have… Yes, we may have cup of oatmeal, cherriors or activa every morning, but it’s not really a MEAL. Those proper full course breakfasts are too often reserved for the weekend… even worse… ‘special’ weekends… Well, recently we’ve had a lot of special things going on… so we’ve managed to sneak in a few really great breakfasts in lately… Here are our top 3….

-- Metro Café --

This is a neighborhood joynt that we think we would visit more if it wasn’t so close… We often over look it even though for AGES we’ve heard raves, especially about their breakfasts… Well, I needed to kill a hour or so before heading over to quench a yarn craving and Metro Café was on the way there so we strolled right on…

P ordered the Bern Omelet wanting to be a bit healthy with spinach and mushrooms… and what came out still looked gluttonous a HUGE wonderful Chicken Sausage accompanied the great flavors as well and the Omelet was done astoundingly well… it was described as ‘soft cooked’, so we didn’t know what to expect… but it was fluffy and rich and complimented each component of the dish…

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I struggled with my order and decided on the Montenegro because I was feeling a bit yolky. Again, we were so surprised when the dish came out, it was like an omlete of over easy eggs. I had NEVER seen anything like it… it was just so perfect… studded with bacon… it pained me to cut into it… But when I did a RUSH of perfectly warm yolk just covered the plate right into their wonderfully crisped potatoes. The addition of the feta and capers was GENIOUS because it provided just enough salt to make the egg yolks so much more flavorful. This is truly a destination dish… Even for us, basically around the corner…

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--Serving Spoon--

Another issue we had with going out to breakfast is that often we have to rise rather early and very few good places are open by 7am! Not even Roscoes! I was madly searching and luckily came across the Serving Spoon. P. loves grits, it wasn’t a far detour to where we were going, so we walked right in at 7a…

And they were ready to serve…

They specialize in breakfasts and their menu is HUGE. Although Fried Catfish, Scrambled Eggs and Grits sounded DARN good. We had a long day ahead of us and didn’t want to start it by wanting to take a nap after this meal. So kept things simple…

He got a poached egg, which was done perfectly (you have no idea how many poached egg disasters we’ve had recently) and he just SWOONED over the grits…really one of the best we’ve had. They have a homemade Turkey Sausage patty that is also just out of this world…

I got a scrambled egg, again, the cooks behind the counter know what they are doing. Fluffy, Creamy and not the least bit greasy. The best part of coming in this early was the Biscuits, straight from the oven, SO tender and flavorful.

The breakfast was so simple (and CHEAP!!) but everything was prepared and served with such wonderful care. We haven’t felt more at home at a restaurant in a long time. We’ll be back to try that catfish for sure…

--CJ’s Cafe--

Usually our Sunday breakfasts are taken care for us… but even Church Ladies need a day off so, we wandered down the street and came across a bustling CJ’s Café.

Another neighborhood joynt, but this neighborhood is defiantly more colorful and you see it not only in the patrons… but the menu. Pastrami and Machacha. Patty Melts and Chile Verde. It was quite difficult making a choice… and it turns out we also ended up on opposite ends of the spectrum…

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P. had the corned beef hash… He knew it was made from the can, and sadly even then it fell short of expectations. However, the plate did include wonderfully poached eggs and really great hash browns. But the winner for him was the Biscuits. Not as tender as the one as Serving Spoon, but MUCH more flavorful. Freshly baked, P. actually like it better!!

I could not resist but order the Chilaquilles. I was quite shocked at how MONSTEROUS the plate was... Although not as good as my beloved Pepys… they were GOOD. The tortillas properly stewed the salsa very flavorful. With the fried egg, this meal reminded me exactly why I LOVE breakfast…

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And so, after these three wonderful meals, our love for breakfast has just grown… the tough part, with all these choices relatively nearby… which will we return to first…

--Dommy!

Metro Café
11188 Washington Pl.
Culver City, CA 90232
http://metrocafela.com/eggmenu.jpg

The Serving Spoon
1403 Centinela Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302
http://www.theservingspoon.net/

CJ’s Cafe
3655 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90016
http://cjscafebaldwinhill.web.officel...

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