One of my go-to restaurants for brunch in Los Angeles, Larchmont Bungalow is located in Larchmont Village, Los Angeles, right where Hollywood meets Mid-Wilshire and is a part of a strip of restaurants and stores on Larchmont Blvd.
I ran up on this area by accident on one of my “oh i’ll just turn down this street” kind of drives and it’s become one of my favorite weekend hangout areas. Some weekends, you show up and you might find a farmers market on Larchmont Blvd. or camel riding (yes, I actually have seen children riding camels in the middle of the street). There’s a pizza place that always has a bunch of folks and one of my favorite cheap girly clothing stores is also on the block.
No matter what’s going on though, there’s always one place I can guarantee a fresh, hearty breakfast: Larchmont Bungalow.
They’re signature menu items are their red and blue velvet pancakes, which look a lot “cakier” than they really are. I’m not big on pancakes but I’ve tried them and they taste like… pancakes. Not much red/blue velvet to them in my opinion but they are good nonetheless.
My favorite dish is the Seafood Omelette. Lobster, crab, shrimp, bunch of other stuff topped with avocado… mmmm! Another cool thing about Larchmont is that if you can’t decide on what omelette you want, you can get the sampler which gives you two mini omelettes (such a good idea).
Servers are always friendly and espresso is always strong… The only downside to the restaurant are the flies. They can’t seem to get a hold on ’em because every time I’ve been there, inside/outside/wherever, I’ve had to fight off the flies.
Pros: Seafood omelette; omelette sampler option; servers are cool;
Cons: Flies seem to always find me, no matter where I sit in the restaurant.