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The Sycamore Kitchen

The Sycamore Kitchen

Restaurant and Bakery$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
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    The experts at Serious Eats and Los Angeles Times recommend this place
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    Jason Y.
    "salted caramel sticky pecan babka"(6 Tips)
    Linda
    "Chocolate chip rye cookie is fabulous."(3 Tips)
    Bullfrog & Baum
    "The Iced Cubano (espresso, milk, cinnamon) is an amazing..."(3 Tips)
    Eater
    "Waiting in line for Karen Hatfield's salted caramel sticky pecan babka is more..."(3 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterAugust 31, 2017
    Sycamore Kitchen knows how to mix dough and sugar together into something magical. The place does some of America’s best pecan sticky bun work, but don’t sleep on the simple doughnuts either. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 30, 2013
    Waiting in line for Karen Hatfield's salted caramel sticky pecan babka is more than worth it. The tomato-onion tart, buttercup bun and rye chocolate chip cookie are all also delicious.
  • Tulaniheart icon on user image
    TulaniAugust 13, 2014
    Specialty lattes are insane! Bottled Stumptown. Food is delicious. Brunch blintzes are crazy rich, so share them. Portions are generous. Seating is always available and the counterfolk are lovely. 👍
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    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍August 3, 2015
    The perfect brunch spot! Everything I had here was fresh, flavourful and delicious! No doubt there will be a line on the weekends, but it is worth the wait! An absolutely phenomenal experience
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    If you get there before they sell out, you should get the pastry called kouign amann, a.k.a. buttercup, whose perfect caramelization should be taught at every cooking school in the world. Read more
  • Diana O.heart icon on user image
    Diana OlympiaJune 3, 2021
    the scene of my first post-COVID #backtobrunch meal. got there 9:30-10a ish which was perfect timing before the rush. good food good pastries + dog friendly patio!
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 7, 2013
    The turkey sandwich is heavenly: thick slices of nicely brined bird layered on dense house-made bread with thin slivers of just-ripe Camembert cheese, arugula and cherry mostarda. Read more
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YehApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come before they stop serving breakfast, and just order the salted caramel sticky pecan babka and the best breakfast sandwich in LA. Also grab a Stumptown cold brew to wash it down.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteOctober 4, 2014
    Have only been for brunch but everything is amazing. Counter service but snag a table first because it's super busy. Savory, sweet, all is fantastic
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 12, 2013
    They're serving up gourmet goodness like cheddar-rosemary croissants, dark ale-spiced gingerbreads, and pastrami-short rib-Gruyere sandwiches, all of which you can wash down with Stumptown coffee. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklySeptember 13, 2014
    The Farmhouse Chop at Karen and Quinn Hatfield's singular La Brea restaurant is vibrant, wholesome and lives up to the agrarian reference in the name. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    There are all kinds of French pastries that you don't often see around here, such as the almond-scented brioche slice called bostock, and the puckered Breton butter pastry kouign amann. Read more
  • Melody H.heart icon on user image
    Melody HanJuly 23, 2017
    Best chorizo egg sandwich ever. Almond brioche French toast... wow. Great outdoor patio - dog friendly!
  • Jennifer K.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer KOctober 12, 2015
    I loved the salmon Tartine. Layers of flavors & textures. Seating can be a challenge but overall can't go wrong. Oh and you kinda have to order dessert💛
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 6, 2016
    Loaded with roasted turkey, kidney beans, stewed tomatoes, toasted chile peppers and, yes, braised kale, Sycamore Kitchen’s is totally Cali and totally satisfying. Read more
  • Julia P.heart icon on user image
    Julia ParkApril 12, 2015
    The salmon tartine is exceptionally fabulous (super fresh); but everything else is amazing as well. My favorite brunch place in LA for sure!
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    @JaumePrimeroFebruary 2, 2013
    The brown butter date bundt cakes are amazing! Love the turkey chili with kale, and if you are looking for a sinful treat try the banana dulce de leche cake!
  • Linda
    LindaSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You can't go wrong with the turkey sandwich with Camembert, ginger limeade, and any of the pastries. Chocolate chip rye cookie is fabulous.
  • Bobby S.
    Bobby SolomonJuly 17, 2015
    Recommend the scrambled egg and chorizo sandwich or the quiche with an iced latte. Get there early or late as the line can get long.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    The Sycamore Kitchen is the new breakfast-lunch project of Quinn and Karen Hatfield — it is the sandwich-shop offshoot of a restaurant with a Michelin star. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 6, 2016
    At Karen and Quinn Hatfield’s cozy café you’ll be introduced to the charms of a lighter, healthier chili. Read more
  • AT W.
    AT WawaSeptember 6, 2016
    I loved the babka, the coffee muffin was ok & the butter dough thing was amazing
  • Spencer L.heart icon on user image
    Spencer LopesJanuary 10, 2018
    Great coffee and food!! I️ recommend the scrambled egg and chorizo sandwich!
  • Bullfrog & Baumheart icon on user image
    Bullfrog & BaumJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Iced Cubano (espresso, milk, cinnamon) is an amazing pick-me-up in the afternoon - or an indulgent way to start the morning!
  • Abdulaziz H.
    Abdulaziz HDSeptember 22, 2014
    This place is the heaven of pastries. Everything is great, don't miss the butter cup cake & the salted caramel papka
  • Kristine K.heart icon on user image
    Kristine KatonaNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    LOVE: market salad, quiches, salted caramel bobka roll, tuna Niçoise salad, short rib sandwich and soy latte :))
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    The salads are big ones with perfect greens and tiny sparks of things like hazelnuts, dates and blue cheese. Read more
  • Patti R.
    Patti RayneJune 24, 2013
    Chicken breast sandwich came highly recommended. Inedible with too much lemon zest. Too sour. Removed the zest and ate. Gr8 dessert choices. Date bundt!!!
  • RC ⚾.
    RC ⚾💫🐘January 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious and trendy, but I wish they would put out a sign telling customers not to snatch tables until after they have ordered! Little seating, but it works with no hoarders.
  • Nil K.heart icon on user image
    Nil K.March 1, 2016
    Everything is sooo tasty. Perfect place to start the day or have a coffee break at.
  • Glenn S.heart icon on user image
    Glenn StreetNovember 5, 2017
    Not cheap but cool and contemporary coffee shop feel. Nice outdoor terrace and good healthy breakfast options.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 11, 2015
    The breakfast sandwich is killer, as is the babka sticky bun.
  • Danny N.heart icon on user image
    Danny NathanJune 18, 2017
    Tasty Breakfast options and a nice patio, but it gets HOT on sunny days
  • Katy I.
    Katy IonisApril 15, 2015
    salads are huge, delicious, filling and reasonably priced. everything else looked amazing too.
  • Brad
    BradJune 25, 2013
    Vanilla cafecito and croque Madame is where it's at! One of the best breakfasts of my lifetime!
  • Emily F.heart icon on user image
    Emily FleischakerJanuary 29, 2015
    The Brussels sprouts w maple are super delicious
  • John S.heart icon on user image
    John SchwartzFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cookies are awesome. Love the kids steamers and the Cubans is rad. Good breakfast.
  • Jenna O.heart icon on user image
    Jenna Odett LaskinDecember 7, 2012
    Chinois salad and a ginger lemonade, if you pass up the baked goods
  • Cheap Best Hidden
    Cheap Best HiddenJanuary 28, 2016
    Take in all that outdoor seating, and be sure to order a pastry and pork belly hash. Read more
  • Jessie R.heart icon on user image
    Jessie RJuly 26, 2015
    Get the buttercup (aka kougin amann) pastry. Best pastry I've ever eaten.
  • Madlyn R.heart icon on user image
    Madlyn RunburgAugust 1, 2015
    Everything. Seriously. Tasty, fresh food, lots of choices - all yummy!
  • Bullfrog & Baumheart icon on user image
    Bullfrog & BaumJune 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The new neighborhood concept from culinary couple Karen and Quinn Hatfield. It's OK--go crazy on the pastry. Karen doesn't disappoint!
  • Will D.
    Will DannerDecember 19, 2014
    So so good. Everything is great but i especially like the cured salmon toast
  • Erik U.heart icon on user image
    Erik UriarteAugust 10, 2015
    The salads are easily big enough to share between 2 people for a light lunch.
  • Bullfrog & Baumheart icon on user image
    Bullfrog & BaumAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sycamore Kitchen is now open for full, hot breakfast—in case delicious pastries and coffee weren’t enough.
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    LosJuly 3, 2015
    Toast topped with avocado hummus, spinach, tomato, 2 eggs and pesto
  • J A.
    J AshrafOctober 13, 2013
    The best blueberry oat bar in LA. Come to think of it, the best blueberry oat bar ever.
  • Scott M.heart icon on user image
    Scott Mc KiernanApril 8, 2019
    Dog Friendly:) food is sooo fresh and tasty
  • A
    ADecember 30, 2013
    Get the caramel sticky pecan babka. OMFG.
  • Bullfrog & Baumheart icon on user image
    Bullfrog & BaumJune 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There are so many pastries to choose from, but don't overlook the humble Toasted Pecan Shortbread. Trust us.
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