Bakeries >Auntie Em's Kitchen
4616 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004134.127683 -118.217227
Restaurant hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 7pm; Sat, Sun, 8am - 4pm. Cheese shop hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 7pm; Sat, Sun, 8am - 4pm
Neighborhoods: East LA, Eagle Rock
No surprise that a restaurant with a nostalgic name like this rocks in the comfort food department, including eggs and biscuits, meatloaf and, of course, cupcakes.
There's usually a long wait on weekends, so skip the lines and get their baked goods to go. The coffee cake was a heaping portion of deliciousness.
Good velvet cupcakes, but their employees (cooks too) are a cast of long-haired bohemians w/o hairnets. – Food is decent. The same can be said for the customer service. This is just a trendy spot for now and that reason alone they thrive. However, I found it appalling that none of the employees there (of whom all appeared related) wear hairnets over their long, greasy, red flowing locks. Especially the males with thinning hair! My cupcake was hair-free though and tasty to boot, so 3 stars it is.
Horrible Service – I've been here several times, and have to admit that the food is not bad, however after this past weekend I will not be returning to Auntie Em's. After waiting in line for close to an hour, (we were told there would be a 15 to 20 minute wait), they gave someone else my seats. I had heard my name called and when I approached the server I was told that they must have accidentally sat someone else in my seat. I was then told I'd just have to wait. Great job Auntie Em's, you lost a potentially long term customer, and a very large catering account!
Loved it, loved it, loved it! – I had heard about Auntie Em's from several friends, so Sunday, my husband and I took a trip to Eagle Rock from Malibu. It was so great! We sat out front and enjoyed the sun. Our server was super friendly and accomodating. I had an excellent tomato/avocado breakfast sandwich, and my husband had the french toast, which he loved.
And, of course we took some cupcakes to go! I had a red velvet. I noticed some bits of batter that seem to have congealed (sp?) and were hard, but other than that, it was delicious. My husband had the chocolate and couldn't stop raving.
Great job, Em's! We will definitely be back soon!
Don't waist your time or money – I heard about this place through a friend, so I went there to buy some cupcakes. I called ahead of time to make sure they had "cupcake minis" and they did but she didn't want to put 30 on hold for me and gave me attitude -it's not what you say it's how you say it. Anyways I get there the place is small looks dirty and the kitchen is a total mess and NOBODY wears hair nets and from standing there 5 minutes I saw....ewwwwe you don't want to know. And the cupcakes aren't that good anyways.
Best cupcake, nuff said! – This is the mother of cupcakes. It is generous, it is meaningful. It is the reason why I , a single female have breakfast there with all those mothers and their crying babies and large strollers. I don't care, the cupcakes rule!
Over the top, but average – Friends and television have been raving about the cupcakes at Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock lately, so I decided to give them a try. You'd think, living only a few blocks from the place, I would have tried it before...but this past Monday was the first time. We brought home chocolate cupcakes in the "regular" (read as humongous) size, and a couple of the others in the mini size. My niece and I split a chocolate one, and my half was so top heavy with frosting that it immediately plopped over onto its side. These treats are literally 1/2 cake and 1/2 frosting. The frosting was sweet but not overly so. The cake itself though, was very dry. I have to say I was disappointed in my chocolate cupcake. Thinking, it was probably a fluke, I decided to try one of the mini red-velvet cupcakes. I really enjoyed the frosting on this little tidbit, but again...my cake was dry. Maybe I'll try it again...but I have to say that at this point, I much prefer the cupcakes from Sprinkles.
Red Velvet Rave – & I won't stop there! I had the pleasure of spending yesterday afternoon enjoying the treats at Auntie Em's. The red velvet cake is divine - even after sitting in the fridge overnight, the cake remained moist, delicious and just as tasty as it did the day before. The carrot cake was equally as moist and delicious the second day. I can't say enough good things about this place. The staff were incredibly friendly - watching everyone pitch in to help out with the red velvet cupcakes was a sight to behold! I watched a team at work - doing their best to meet the demands of hungry customers.
I'm way over on the west side of town and if ever I find myself suffering from a red velvet cake craving, I will, without a doubt, head on over to the east side for those tasty treats. OH! and the sandwiches are great too, as are the cookies and the soup and the...you get the idea. This place is great.
Best Red Velvet Cupcakes!! – I love this place. The service isn't fast but I don't expect it to be and the staff has always been very nice. Are all the complainers applebees fans? This is a real neighborhood joint people-relax! I love the utensils on the table and if I see a dirty table I want to sit at I just call someone over to clean it up, no big deal.
The open faced breakfast sandwiches are great-the eggs are always fluffy and hot enough to melt the gruyere cheese. (they have one w/asparagus that rocks but I can't remember what it's called) One thing I can't stand is cold breakfast sandwiches! For lunch I usually have the Avoc., sprouts & cucumber sandwich with their lemonade and I can't leave w/out the red velvet cupcake. The others are good to OK but the red velvet is actually something special.
The food isn't cheap but the portions are so big that I always have enough to share. Great seasonal food and relaxed neighborhood atmosphere-I love being at this place!
Cupcakes Low On Stock... – I had recently watch Bobby Flay's Throw down with Auntie Ems, and was curious to go try them. After sitting in LA traffic for about 45 minutes I was really craving a Red Velvet and Chocolate Cupcake when I had arrived at Aunties. I walked in and noticed they were low on selection, they had a few small cupcakes and some bigger coconut cupcakes and 2 chocolate cupcakes sitting in the case. After a little wait in line it was my turn to order. The guy asked what I wanted and I had pointed to the 2 chocolate and asked about the red velvet. He said they were all out of red velvet and started talking about "checking on litlle chocolate cupcakes in the back." He then just left me, and another customer walked up and order from another cashier and bought the last 2 chocolate cupcakes! I could not believe what had just happened! The guy helping came back and had asked again what I wanted I told him, "well I wanted the cupcakes that lady just bought." He simply said "Oh well." I then walked out still amazed at their little selection and very, very poor service. I wont waste my time going out there again!
the cutest ever – First off. it's almost like walking into a line at a small country store in what seems to be the middle of eagle rock and glendale. But it's fantastic. I ordered the quiche and should have read the review below..you apparently have to get there early for that..So instead i got a turkey sandwhich. It was amazing. It was on this rosemary bread and the sandwich was HUGE. I had to take home one half. I sat on a little tabe out on the patio and I would say it's the best for people watching. I would also say that if you are in a hurry...you should probably skip this place. It definately was a "take your time" lunch destination...and no one hurries too much. Which for me was kinda nice. It's very relaxed and the atmosphere is a lazy day. However i also saw the rushed people get very frusterated with this enviornment ..so that being said. Enjoy the mint ice tea with real mint leaves and I loved the lemon bar. I have yet to try the cupcakes..but a girl in line said "there really dense and it took me 3 days to eat..the lemon bars took me 5 minutes. We both chose the lemon bars! I will definately be standing in line on my days off lazily sitting on the patio sipping my ice tea..great little hangout spot!
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