Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beachwood Cafe Hollywood California

When I was in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, I booked a horseback riding tour in Hollywood, California. The tour was a great 6 mile, 2 hour trail up Griffith Park, all on horseback. Given LA traffic, even though we left two hours earlier, we were still cramped for time because we needed to fit in breakfast before the tour. On our drive up to Hollywood, the area got more and more residential, and we were getting concerned that we would not be finding breakfast anywhere in the vicinity. About a mile away from Sunset Ranch, we saw a sign that said CAFE and thought it was promising enough to stop in. At least they would have coffee and some baked goods, right? 

Well, good thing I saw that sign because this was the cutest cafe I have been in awhile. They have only been opened for about a year, which was apparent by all the clean furnishings and well kept interior. The walls and floors were all modern and comfortable patterns, and the tables and other furniture were a warm wood. Furthermore, it was more than just a cafe. They had a real breakfast menu, which clearly won many points in my book.

Things we ate:
- Beachwood: scrambled eggs, spicy turkey sausage, jack/cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado, sour cream --solid breakfast with the touch of Mexican influence I was hoping to experience in my LA eating. 
- Laurel: two poached eggs over greens braised in moroccan spices, harrisa (no potatoes, under 300 cal) --when they say over greens, they mean over a bed of kale that overpowers the eggs 3:1. But since I love vegetables, it was all good. However, I cannot imagine my dad finishing this at all. 
- Two gama farm eggs: any style with bacon-- nothing special here. My brother is boring. 

All in all, great breakfast before our strenuous horseback ride (hey, it takes a LOT of quad strength to stay on a horse). If you're ever in the area, definitely give this place a try. They even sell mason jar sippy cups, which I was very tempted to grab a few of. Even better, a mile up from there is where Sunset Ranch is and where a lot of people start their Griffith Park hikes, so better to start with a strong breakfast here before a day long trek!


Beachwood breakfast

Sunset Ranch Hollywood
Hollywood sign behind us!

Beachwood Cafe
2695 N Beachwood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Sunset Ranch Hollywood
3400 N Beachwood Dr
Hollywood, CA 90068

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