Bloom Cafe - Pico Blvd. @ Sierra Bonita, Mid-City
Last week we went to the Bloom Cafe right in our own neighborhood! No, the cafe is not named after my family. In fact, I haven't quizzed the owner yet about the name. I do love seeing my name in green neon lights on Pico Blvd. Bloom Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch only.
Soon, a take-out pizza shop, Bloom Take Out, will open next door to the cafe. I'm sure the take-out will have evening hours. Mr. Larry and I went for breakfast. He had the waffles. I had 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, turkey sausage and 2 pancakes. Both the waffles and pancakes were made from a very delicate batter, laced with an orange flavor....delish! The eggs were scrambled perfectly. Larry loved his latte'.
It was busy on a Saturday morning, but not too crowded. There are tables inside and in front of the Cafe on the sidewalk. The decor is minimalist, soothing colors, but with all hard surfaces. So, when there are only a few people inside the cafe, the sound of their voices, coupled with the sound of the kitchen can make for quite a clatter. Next time, weather permitting, we'll sit outside for a more soothing experience.
Mr. Larry zoomed over to the Bloom Cafe for lunch last week with a friend. He had a hamburger that he said was excellent. We are so happy to have a nice little cafe just a few blocks from our house. It's a great improvement upon the many car-repair and autobody shops in the area. Wilshire Vista is finally coming around. Yayyy!
ADDENDUM - December 10, 2006: We returned to Bloom Cafe today for breakfast and had lemon pancakes and the poached eggs on crostini with crumbled hickory smoked bacon, tomatoes, feta cheese, potatoes and greens. Everything was excellent!