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Early Risers: Republique’s New Breakfast and Lunch
Kimchi fried rice, crispy waffles, buttery eggs and more!
Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke have added breakfast and lunch dishes to their lineup at the old Campanile space. Enjoy the sun-lit room’s architectural details while sipping a latte and nibbling on one of several new savory offerings. The menu includes Walter’s Favorite perfectly poached eggs, half a baguette, butter, jam, orange juice, and coffee. For for a piquant twist, diners can try the fried egg atop kimchi fried rice and short ribs (pictured). A plump berry fills each square crevice in Republique’s light waffles. The egg atop a rich croque madame has the kind of crisp, lacy edges only a turn in a buttery pan could achieve. Though the chefs say they’re still “tweaking the menu,” it’s already a hit with their regulars. Don’t forget about Margarita’s baked goods—croissants, financiers, bomboloni, lemon meringue tarts—sold at the front counter.
Breakfast and lunch is served from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Republique, 624 S. La Brea Ave., Mid-Wilshire, republiquela.com.