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Rama and I celebrated our 8th date-a-versary over the weekend with brunch at a new-to-us spot, and it was love at first bite. I've been wanting to try Canelé since I first heard my pals Greg and Emily rave about it, but Joy's recent review really sealed the deal. I had to go there. 

We got to the neighborhood restaurant soon after it opened for brunch on Sunday, and it was already bustling. We snagged a table in the middle of the restaurant and ordered quickly. We were hungry, and the scents coming from the open kitchen were intoxicating.

I love the relaxed and easy atmosphere. I can see it being a sweet spot for a future date night, but for a family brunch it was just right. 

As for the food? Oh yes, it was pretty wonderful. We started with a bowl of berries with cream, which quieted our hungry little boy. Rama, who is vegetarian, had the baked pancake with meyer lemon custard and a side of roasted potatoes, while I ordered the egg en cocotte, which came with some potatoes, mixed greens and a few slices of toast. (It was tough to choose from all the wonderful egg options, but I had never had my eggs prepared en cocotte, so I had to give it a try. I was not disappointed.) I had a taste of everything, and it was all delicious. I will definitely be back.


3219 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
tel:   323.666.7133
hours:  Brunch on Sat & Sun, 10am-3pm (check website for dinner hours)


All photos taken with my iPhone and the CrossProcess app

Reader Comments (2)

Oh, that pancake!!!

ps: Happy date-a-versary — and (soon) anniversary! xo!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Love your review... I'm going to have to try it out! TY for sharing.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPresley's Pantry

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