Thursday, December 8, 2011

Los Angeles: Amandine Cafe

Last Saturday, Hua and I went on a tour of the "Now Dig This!" exhibit at the Hammer Museum, followed by brunch at Amandine Cafe (on Wilshire, somewhere between Westwood and Santa Monica).  We'd known about Amandine for a while; they're very popular on Yelp and what not, and I was curious about their croissants.  Accordingly, pastry and brunch were ordered.

Chocolate almond croissant: tasty, but definitely more bread-like and less croissant-like.  Also, slightly dry in some spots.

Country omelet with bacon, cheddar, potatoes, and onions, served with salad and cornichons:

Hot chocolate (supposedly disappointing, i.e. definitely-from-a-mix):

Florentine omelet with spinach, mushrooms, and Swiss.  Both omelets were unremarkably good.

Latte with either a foam dinosaur or dodo bird.  I was a fan:

We were way too full to try any of Amandine's gorgeous-looking cake slices, which are generously portioned and reasonably priced; perhaps that is where this bakery/cafe shines.  Next time!  And who knows, we might even be living in the neighborhood starting next year....