The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker

The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker

Gretchen wanted to meet today to try out The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker which is a coffee shop restaurant she has passed in the past and wanted check it out. So I made a rsvp thru Open Table for 12:30p.

Let’s start with the good.

The place is beautiful. It’s bright, it’s modern yet rustic, and makes you feel like you’re dining poolside or at the beach. The outdoor seating area where we sat was surrounded by olive trees, and in spite of it being on the Sunset Strip, was calming and peaceful. I have to give a lot of credit to the absolutely Fab beautiful day too.

We both loved the clean look of the inside, with the large white subway tiles on the walls, blue & white floor tiles, dramatic yellow booths, glass and copper antique coffee makes, copper pipe chandeliers similar to the ones we found at Vernetti, etc etc. Just Fab. Less Fab was the flowerless orchids in the corner of the main dining room, but I digress.

Soon after we were seated, we were greeted by our server, Jimmy, who was full of smiles and super nice. Then we started with the drinks. I started with a Mimosa which I really enjoyed. I also liked that they gave the remaining Cupcake Prosecco to make the Mimosa last longer. Gretchen ordered a glass of the Callie Collection Pinot Grigio which I think she like a lot, though, she thought the pour was a little shy of Fab.

Now here’s were it gets less Fab.

For lunch, I wasn’t feeling too hungry, so I ordered the Red & Golden Beet Salad. It was quite good, though there was hardly any goat cheese or nuts, certainly not enough for the amount of beets on the plate, and neither Gretchen or I could taste the Sherry vinegar. There also wasn’t much salad. It was basically just beets, and while I love beets, it would have been nice to have had the other stuff that it says it comes with.

Gretchen was feeling a bit more like brunch, so she asked for the Soft Poached Eggs which comes with polenta, croutons, pork belly and sauteed potatoes. What she got was a mash of polenta, crountons, pork belly & potatoes with poached eggs nestled on top. They first came out runny, then they came out over cooked, which was tolerable, but the polenta ‘mash’ was mushy and not very good. I tried it too. We were surprised that the eggs and polenta weren’t separate on the plate and also that the croutons were mixed in with the polenta which made them soft instead of crunchy. She sent it back and I can’t blame her. They graciously removed it from the bill.

We did finish on a good note, though. The Kentucky Wake Up Coffee was delicious. It has bourbon in it, so of course it’s going to be Fab. I still think my B52 Coffee is better, but for more savory types like Gretchen, this one is perfect. She had a Light Roast Coffee which she enjoyed very much as well.

All in all, we were at a gorgeous restaurant, on a stunning day, so we can’t complain all that much.

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