Though I am from Southern California, I have spent very little time outside the realm of Pasadena. No exploring of the hipster coffee shops, countless hiking trails, and nifty hole in the wall treasures. Well, now that I’ve made that my life out in New York (exploring as MUCH as possible), I figured I would give California a chance to shine through, even in the unfamiliar territory across town.
When I was home over the summer, I took my mom to the Wednesday November Project – Los Angeles workout at the Hollywood Bowl. I was able to work via my cellphone (woohoo technology) and my mom was off for the summer, so we decided to splurge and find a breakfast treat nearby.
^^ Obsession with tiles much? But really, these stones remind me of the architecture style you see all throughout Santa Barbara. Something about that mission style and flair.
^^ My mom had taken my grandma to this village bakery & cafe and thought I would love it just as much. How can you not fall in love with the exterior and bright colors?
Inside you will find an extensive menu and bakery items. The menu is perfect for breakfast, snack, lunch, or dinner. I was even eyeing some of the sweet treats for later, because #willrunforsugar.
^^ Like I said, how can you not fall in love with this vast array of pastries? Usually I pass up on some of the muffins and breads, but with an array like this, I could have sampled each and every one.
Some of the favorites include the maple bacon scone, olive oil cake, and various bars. Don’t they just look divine?
^^ Even the interior has a certain charm with the communal tables, bright paintings, and iron-like chairs. In some ways, I want to say “it’s so L.A.”, but I’ll have to spend some time figuring out exactly what that means 😉
^^ My mom stuck to a simple scone and latte, while I sampled the granola, fruit, and yogurt combo – filling and oh so satisfactory.
And of course it wouldn’t have been right to leave without sampling something extra buttery and delicious. We did workout after all 😉 #s’moresbarearned
Village Bakery & Cafe
3119 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
my sister lived in LA for 3 months and when she moved to NYC she would use the phrase “so LA” very often to describe things. I’ve been to california several times but never LA, so i’m not sure i can say i know exactly what that phrase means but i feel like i’ve watched enough re-runs of the Hills to figure it out. haha 🙂
I need to visit LA for more than the 12 hours I was there this summer so I can figure out what “so LA” really means 🙂
Thank goodness I ate breakfast prior to reading this! YUMMY!
YUM! those treats at the very end look the very best!! xoxo