2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002734.110887 -118.287335
Neighborhoods: Los Feliz, Central LA
We will miss you for a long time to come. – La Belle Epoque was a great restaurant with it's sassy Eda and adorable George making us feel as if we were family. After fifteen years of their pleasant greetings and excellent food, I will miss them very much. The early waiters were knowledgeable and attentive, but as time went on and the owners aged, they settled for a rude waiter who was 'dependable' and annoying as heck. Our daughter practically grew up there, hiding cookies that Eda had given her since she was 7. I loved the atmosphere, and was sad to see them leave. The next restaurant had the opposite effect. We were ignored and never did sit down to try the food.
La Belle Epoque was a rare neighborhood treat. I will miss Eda, George, and Greg every time we walk by.
Los Feliz hipsters and elders gather for weekend brunch at this French-inspired corner cafe. – In Short
Late mornings and lunch hours, this bright, two-room eatery is bustling with tray-toting servers; sidewalk tables are packed with creative types and locals reminiscing about how the neighborhood used to be. The French-influenced menu starts with a Greek salad: Bibb lettuce, feta, cucumber, olives and tomatoes drizzled with vinaigrette. Quiche is a crusted wedge of egg atop a layer of ham or spinach and onion. Other popular dishes include omelettes, pastas and chicken-breast creations.
Average. – I love trying new places for brunch and I've been eyeing this place for ages. The food was disappointing. I've definitely had better French at this price. Nice and airy inside though.
Poor Food Faire & Crappy Service – I had breakfast here this morning and I was disgusted. I asked for french toast with dry eggs (no butter or oils). What I got was french bread still soggy from eggs and buttered beyond belief. The eggs were burned brown and still had oil. My boyfriend's omlette and sausage was covered in oil, and clearly what was a poor quality cheese by the way it melted. We politely declined the food and the waitress looked at us in disbelief because we were shunning the food. She brought us a check which she informed us that we had to spilt since we ordered the food anyway. We paid and left. We wanted a nice breakfast, not a greasy plate of food and out of season fruit. We will not be returning. Guess I should heed a "B" rating in a window.
Great Brunch Spot – This is a great weekend brunch spot, just don't surprised if everyone seems to be moving very slowly. Sometimes it feels like hangover central, but other times there's more of an energetic vibe. Either way, the food is among the best on the Eastside. Grab a table outside if you can. That's where all the real action takes place. Parking can be a bit of a chore, but really it's worth it. Oh, and make sure they give you a good variety of bread. Sometimes it gets crazy busy and they forget.
Best for brunch – Went there for late bruch (which was actually lunch!) and had a relaxing time. Stayed outside and the service was pretty good, excpet for the fact that we were given only 1 kind of bread while everone in the restaurant had gotten a variety! Discrimination?
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