Larchmont Bungalow – Red And Blue Velvet Takes The Pancake

by Franklin on November 28, 2011

I want to make it clear that I do not support this restaurant in any way.  I understand of their actions to the community and I am only blogging about the food.  To my understanding, Larchmont Bungalow is in a legal battle with the city.  Back in 2009, they agreed not to make it a sit down restaurant, and only make it a take out restaurant.  Since then, they still have chairs and tables, and the legal battle is prolonged until January 2012.  We will see what happens soon.

Larchmont is one of those areas where you know you are amongst the rich.  Having luckily gone to an elementary school nearby, Larchmont almost hits home.  Unique boutique shops flood the area as well as nice eateries. One in particular, Larchmont Bungalow, is a nice breakfast and lunch spot. It reminded me of a home style of a Panera Bread or Corner Bakery. You pay first, and you get served after being seated. Because of this, it is a nice place for a weekend breakfast or groups. Being situated in Larchmont, it gets a bit busy in the mornings.

I ordered the seafood omelet.  I am not much of a fan of seafood in the morning, but I was still attracted by the popularity of the dish.  Inside it had, lobster, shrimp, blue crab, spinach, and truffle hollindaise.  The seafood meat was a nice mixture of flavors and was fresh for the most part.  The hollindaise was nice and creamy, and the truffle made it very rich in taste. It complimented the seafood quite nicely.  The potatoes that came with it were really good — perfectly cooked.

I usually like sweets in the morning, and the red and blue velvet pancakes were a perfect option for my craving.  It had cream cheese spread and home made whipped cream served with warm maples syrup — topped with walnuts.  More cake than pan cake, the cream cheese spread was sandwiched between each slice.  The contrasting red, white, and blue was very patriotic. The taste was amazing.  The cake was somewhat dense for its size, but still fluffy as a pancake should be. The frosting was sweet already, so the maple syrup was used sparingly and the walnuts gave it a nice textural crunch.  This was a great dessert breakfast, and should be ordered when eating here.

Breakfast in Los Angeles is one of my favorites.  The people, the aura of Los Angeles is exuded in the food here.  It is wholesome and filling — So Los Angeles to have red and blue velvet pan cakes on the menu.  At a joint like Larchmont Bungalow, you expect good food.  Breakfast here was pleasurable and relaxing.  They offer a lot of classic breakfast items, and they are known for their pastries and desserts. Shop a little, swing by and get some snacks, and you will be set.

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Sean November 29, 2011 at 10:34 AM

The city has filed criminal charges against this restaurant for operating illegally.

It does not have the support of locals.


Franklin November 29, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Hi Sean, thanks for reading. Yeah, I heard about that. I did not know it did not have the support of locals. Despite that, they are still gaining popularity. I wonder what will happen in January.


Eric December 1, 2011 at 10:10 PM

“I want to make it clear that I do not support this restaurant in any way.”

And yet everything you write after that first sentence completely contradicts it. Yes, if you give away hundreds of discount coupons to non-locals, you can get some popularity. They still need to play by the same rules all others play by.


Franklin December 2, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Yeah, I like the food, and I am sure you would too. I am trying to the least biased as possible. Yes what they do/did is shady — let the city handle it. As I stated before, I am merely blogging about the food, not the establishment.


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