107 N. Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Today was such a nice day and the sun was out, I decided to go out and explore the town because I didn’t want to waste the day inside. Went with a friend to walk around Melrose, then we ended up on Larchmont. We came across Larchmont Bungalow and decided to try it for dinner.
The appearance and style of the place had a nice, homey touch, that reminded me of Williams Sonoma. It was sort of quaint, but very neat. It had the coziness of a cafe with tables scattered about, but also a couch and a fireplace thrown in. Plus, it’s not so formal…. you order at the counter and they give you a number to take back to your table. The food comes out fairly quickly too, didn’t have to wait very long even though we were starving.
Now on to the good stuff, food! Here’s what I ordered….
1) Lobster cobb salad (Lobster, bacon, avocado, chopped egg, blue cheese and tomato on a bed of romaine lettuce and mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette on the side.): The salad was very fresh and had a very organic feel to it. The balsamic vinaigrette was and tasted homemade, and it had a thicker consistency rather than something watery. The thickness helped mesh the flavors together and the ingredients of the salad. I always enjoy the pairing of balsamic with blue cheese. They were also very generous with the toppings giving large slices of avocado and nice chunks of blue cheese. It was very colorful and the portion size was large… definitely enough for a whole meal. In addition, the lobster meat tasted fresh, but I just wish they gave a bit more of it.
2) Red velvet cake: It’s become my unintended mission of trying red velvet cake whenever I come across it, and I’m sure glad I ordered it here. They also had red velvet pancakes, but that will have to wait for next time. The piece was a large and thick slice. I was really surprised how big it was, especially compared to the thin slice I got at La Grande Orange. It was quite decadent. But I really liked the thick cream cheese layers in between the cake, it almost tasted like a cheesecake rather than just cake. The cake itself was moist and soft, and there was even enough to take home.
I would definitely go back.