The Sycamore Kitchen Best of LA - Los Angeles magazine
Best of LA Winners

The Sycamore Kitchen

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143 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-939-0151


At first we dismissed Karen Hatfield's new café as a humble bakery-and- sandwiches operation. How wrong we were. OK, the tuna sammie is fish on white bread, but it's fresh albacore on a house-made country loaf. The chicken salad on crispy “toast” is flecked with tarragon, studded with grapes and walnuts, and dressed with a Greek yogurt aioli. Heartier fare includes a BLTA with bacon and pork belly and a croque ma-damethat's faultless—no surprise if you've had the more formal version at Hatfield's. Leave room for pastries like the berries-and-cream cookie and the Breton butter bomb known as kouign amann.

Californian, Bakery/Bagel/Donut, Breakfast/Brunch, Soup & Sandwich
Mon.-Fri.: B 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; L 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.: B 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; L 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.