Friday, May 6, 2011

Food Friday: Larchmont Bungalow

Larchmont Bungalow 107 North Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004

You saw the above picture, and it undoubtedly stopped you in your tracks. But wait, is that cake? No, no sir, it is not. Cupcakes, maybe? Nope, wrong again. Well, my word, what on earth could it be? Are you ready to find out? Do you really want to know? Pancakes. Red and Blue Velvet PANCAKES. That's right. Your eyes are not playing mind games with you. Those are indeed pancakes.



Jambalaya Morning: Scrambled eggs, Chicken apple sausage, shrimp, peppers, onion, pepper jack cheese and topped with a New Orleans style okra tomato sauce served with toast and fresh fruit.
Lobster Crab Cake Eggs Benedict: Topped with spinach, two poached eggs and an island fruit salsa.

While in LA, I met up with my friend from the Bay, Eve. She had a groupon for the Larchmont Bungalow (located in the mid-Wilshire region) and suggested we use it for our Sunday brunch rendezvous. Being the food junkie that I am, I quickly yelped the place so I could be ready for our food date. That is when I saw pictures of mysteriously delicious, bright red and blue, cake-looking "pancakes." I, like you probably are at this very moment, was baffled. I have heard of red velvet cupcakes, and red velvet cakes, and surely I have tasted both, but pancakes? Blue Velvet pancakes, at that?? I was shaking in my boots and counting down the days until I could try these suckers out. The verdict? Dare I say, they were better than any red velvet pastry I have ever tasted. Light, fluffy, and not overly sweet, even though they were topped with  homemade whipped cream, a cream cheese spread, roasted walnuts, and a side of warm maple syrup. Don't let their cake-like appearance fool you into thinking that you'll be having dessert for breakfast. These really do taste like pancakes. I don't know how else to explain the melt-in-your mouth soft taste of the famous Red and Blue Velvet Larchmont pancakes. You really just need to experience it yourself.

You didn't think I just came here for pancakes, did you? If you did, I am definitely shaking my head in disappointment at you right now. If you didn't already know, a serving of pancakes is not enough to fill up this tummy. No, Eve and I went all out. She ordered the the Lobster Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, I ordered the Jambalaya Morning Scramble, and we each also got an order of Red and Blue Velvet pancakes. You can imagine the looks we received four plates were placed on our tiny little table in front of two tiny little girls. But, I was too far into food bliss to notice others' jealous looks. My Jambalaya Morning Scramble tasted like I took a bite out of New Orleans. Eve's Lobster Crab Cakes were beautifully presented and tasted just as wonderful as they looked. Overall, Eve and I were both very happy girls after our morning brunch at Larchmont. The only down side to this place is the long line. But, like everything else in life, good things are definitely worth the wait. And, don't worry about missing out on the pancakes if you don't arrive for breakfast. Larchmont serves all their yummy breakfast items all day long.



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25 comments

  1. :O DDYYYIIINNGG! I must go here!!

    xoxo

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  2. Oh my goodness. I want to try those pancakes NOW!! I'm definitely going to check out Larchmont Bungalow the next time in LA!

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  3. Nice blog dear!
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  4. i still can't believe those are PANCAKES! i was sure it was a cake dish.

    now you have made me crave pancakes, maybe i'll go on a breakfast adventure this morning and find something as yummy as this!

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  5. great post, love the blog

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  6. every time i read your blog, i get hungry! the food looks too delicious!! so my question is, do you like cooking? Or do you more like to go to restaurants? ..xox..

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  7. omg these pictures are making my mouth intensely water - reminds me of pictures i see on foodporndaily.com haha one of my favorite websites xx

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  8. wow the lobster crab cake eggs benedict look sooo good. I mean, it all looks good. But I'm a firm believer in judging restaurants based on their eggs benedict. what? don't judge me! =)

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  9. how is it I just ate lunch, but am still hungry- FOR PANCAKES, and not just any pancakes obvi? Oh SoCal why do you have to be so far away?!

    Have a good weekend doll!
    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  10. Loved the cake looking pancakes!! So curious to try it !!!
    xoxo

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  11. okay my stomach is GROWLING! those pancakes look insanely delicious! i hope i have some blue food dye so i can recreate them for breakfast..

    your blog is lovely!

    -j, fellow foodie and your newest follower :)
    sorelle in style

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  12. Amazing post, so yummi!
    Great blog! Following! Follow back? <3

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  13. I am coming to America just to eat there!xo

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  14. Definitely wouldn't have thought those were pancakes...wow. Awesome. :-)

    strawberry freckleface

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  15. oh gosh!! first the name of your blog made my mouth water and now after seeing this I NEED TO EAT. amazing!
    xo
    francesca
    http://www.frankvinyl.com

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  16. Yummmm, I feel fat, full, and satisfied just looking at it all LOL

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  17. Wow, the food looks absolutely delicious! I wish I lived in LA - makes me sad that it's SO far from where I live.

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  18. This is the first time I see something like that! But it looks delicious! :D

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  19. Drooling all over my keyboard - everything looks amaaazing!!!! the pancakes look so good - I wanna try red velvet pancakes

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  20. everything looks so delicious!
    love it!

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  21. Yummy! That post above of your mama- so cute!

    You definitely get your swag from her! Both of you are so lovely!

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  22. These look look so delicious, too bad I don't live anywhere near this place...

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  23. waoh amazing ! i want to eat

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  24. ahh you have officially made me want to travel half way across the world just to get a taste of these pancakes! maybe i will just have to attempt at cooking some myself?

    -fb X

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  25. This looks so yummy !

    XX,
    mybrunetteworld.com

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