Los Angeles: Little Next Door

Bienvenue to your French café away from France! Little Next Door has a stunning resemblance to a traditional French brasserie. The menu highlights classic French items and French-American fusion, all farm-fresh and seasonal from breakfast to dinner. I strongly suggest a reservation, but the wait should not be too bad for lunch or dinner. Little Next Door also has valet right out front for your convenience. The patio is filled with greenery and seasonal flowers, and the tables are like French tea tables (ornate metal with mosaic glass). Can’t get much cuter and quaint than that!

I love going to Little Next Door’s brunch as their pastries are one of the best in Los Angeles. The in-house patisserie is strongly revered across several foodie networks, magazines and news feeds. The macarons are rated among the best in the city, and I absolutely adore their “Breakfast Basket” (assorted morning pastries made fresh that day – only available on weekends and holidays). The barista is very good at steaming milk – every latte comes out smooth and creamy.

Little Next Door’s wild mushroom benedict is also very good (all their benedicts sit on brioche bread which not only makes it easy to eat but is more unique). For lunch, I strongly suggest the Croque Monsieur (grilled wheat bread, béchamel, French white ham, and melted gruyere cheese) and Roasted Salmon (polenta crisp, steamed spinach, lemon-caper espelette sauce). Little Next Door calls for a casual brunch here with close girlfriends.

Little Next Door (8142 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048 // 323.951.1010)

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