Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wake and Flake!

I truly believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day (along with lunch and dinner!) No, seriously I love all breakfast foods especially bacon. Lucky for me, the BF lives by the best breakfast place in LA, Flake. Decorated with cereal box art from your childhood, orange striped surfboards, and chalkboard menus, Flake resembles a cross between a surfers' shack and a retro kitchen nook.

First and foremost a cereal bar, Flake serves over 25 types of cereal and granola (Lucky Charms, Trix, Wheaties, Kashi to name just a few) and just as many toppings (fruits, nuts & grains, sweets & sauces). If you are a cereal aficionado, then this is the place for you - the combinations of cereal, granola, and toppings are endless!

I have to admit that I've never had a bowl of cereal at Flake. I'm a hot brekkie person and Flake does not disappoint in this regard. Two words - Croissan-wich Jones. Picture scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and bacon all sandwiched between a warm, buttery croissant. I'm drooling just thinking about it. A close second to the Croissan-wich Jones is the Nutty Munkee - your choice of nutella, honey, or jam, with peanut butter and banana on a warm English muffin. Wash this down with an Illy latte and there my friends, is the perfect way to 'break the fast.'

The atmosphere at Flake is always warm and inviting. Doggies are welcomed with doggy treats and kids are encouraged to create art for the counter space. Feel free to show up in your me, I've seen others do it.

Here is a photo of our breakfast this past weekend. BF ordered the Breakwater Bagel and I ordered the day's special - ham, Gouda & scrambled egg on a croissant. Yum. How cute are the Tony the Tiger mugs?!? I know, they're grrrreat!

Not a morning person? Flake also serves delicious panini sandwiches for lunch, including the Redneck Cowboy Chicken panini (spicy BBQ chicken) and the Frenchie (black forest ham).

So the next time you need a breakfast (or lunch or dinner) of champions, check out Flake in Venice, CA. For more information, visit Flake's website at


Krista said...

I love breakfast! Cold breakfast, hot breakfast, breakfast for dinner! I love it all. I'm seriously thinking of going to Cali for the breakfast there.

(Oh, and I love the Tony the Tiger mugs ... but your comment is even better ... hehe)

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

lol. I know, I'm such a dork, but I couldn't resist saying it!

jane in the waiting line said...

i love that place! i went there the last time i was in la. i went for a breakfast sammie too and it was delicious!

Mo said...

This place looks so cool! Any place that has a cereal bar, tony the tiger mugs, and proclaim that they like vegans and babies, is cool in my book. I'll have to check it out next time I'm in LA.

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