As promised, here comes another California post! Now that we got the Coachella post out of the way (my excitement got the best of me, so I had to write the festival post first) we can start at the beginning of our California road trip.
…Also known as the three weeks I ate my way through California. And rather successfully too. Let me tell ya, the vegan food here is off the charts.
If you’ve been following me for a while you will know how much I love breakfast and brunch. It’s my favourite meal of the day and I’m pretty sure I mention that in every single breakfast post.
It might have something to do with the fact that breakfast menus tend to offer just as many sweet dishes as savoury ones.
Our first morning in Los Angeles we woke up early (jet-lag!) and walked to the sea to watch the sunrise. After a long stroll along the beach and a flying visit to Beverly Hills, we were ready for breakfast. So we drove down to Venice Beach for a long, relaxing breakfast at vegetarian and vegan restaurant Butcher’s Daughter. Pretty sure this is the prettiest breakfast place in town. It’s literally the definition of Instagram and Pinterest goals. White brick walls, vintage wood, plants hanging from the ceiling… just look for yourself!
I ordered a spicy Anjou pear, beet and ginger juice and a stack of buckwheat with banana slices, caramelised pecans, maple syrup and cashew cream, both very delicious.
I also very much recommend the 7 minutes in heaven smoothy (though very filling!) and the brioche French toast. When I’m out eating with friends we usually all end up leaning over the table trying bits and bobs from various different plates.
Butcher’s Daughter is surrounded by cute little shops full of interesting, pretty things, it’s well worth sticking around for a bit longer for some (window) shopping and a walk along the Venice Beach board walk.
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