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Cafe Midi

148 S. La Brea Ave. (Beverly Blvd.) Send to Phone
323-939-9860 | Menu
Classic and contemporary café offerings in a casual environment along always-active La Brea Boulevard.
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Breakfast Mon.-Sat., Lunch & Early Dinner daily
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Cafe Midi Restaurant Review

: Sidewalk tables beneath a blue awning announce the presence of this charming, unexpected little café, but the interior seating is hidden way in the back of cavernous Maison Midi, one of the most intriguing home furnishing stores in L.A., stocked with everything from armoires to cappuccino cups. Vintage photos of Paris hang on the wall by the café, while oven-fresh tarts line an antique bar. A row of tightly squeezed linen-clad tables with colorfully cushioned banquettes comprises the entire restaurant. The size of the menu --- upwards of 80 items --- is in inverse correlation to the size of the café, but much is executed with considerable skill. Sandwiches include blackened mahi mahi, grilled Thai chicken on focaccia, and curried egg salad on olive bread. In addition to classics like Chinese chicken, Caesar and caprese, there are more adventurous salad iterations like the "panachee" with prosciutto, arugula, olives, avocado and Brie, as well as pastas, quiche and an entrée of Dover sole. Homemade tarts --- pear-almond, apple, and orange-chocolate --- rival those of a good Parisian pâtisserie. Enjoy a slice with a cup of espresso while you decide which Pierre Deux fabric to buy for those pillows that need re-covering.

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