Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Coffee Table


2930 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323)644-8111
Everyday 7AM-11PM

Sorry about the short delay in posting...things have been super busy lately. Busy in a good way though as lots have been happening in my life, as well as the lives of my friends. New jobs, new pets, anniversaries, new homes, end of school, finishing of recordings of albums... just lots of things! Thankfully almost all of it has been wonderful and very positive.

One such new thing was a friend of our's got a new dog and he's so insanely adorable! So cute is he in fact that Celeste and I are now pondering adopting one ourselves. Good chance it will happen as we've seen "this" adorable fella and we're in love! We dropped by our friends place on Saturday morning to take her and her dog "Andy Slater" out to breakfast and decided on The Coffee Table as our destination. Tucked away up Silverlake on Rowena, this cozy cafe reminds me of something out of "So I Married An Ax Murderer" era...don't know why, it just has that 1990's cool-air vibe. I could see sitcoms filmed there.

Though they serve breakfast through dinner, you can bet you'll feel more at home ordering breakfast or lunch. I like this place for it's chill vibe. It really is perfect for weekend wakeups to read the paper and bring your dog out for a walk (just a reminder to hang on the back patio if you bring your dog). We got a varied mix of plates consisting of their "burrito from hell", chopped chicken salad and the chicken rice bowl. Got the burrito from Hell cause I was in the mood for something spicy...I was thankful that it wasn't overbearingly hot but was still enough to make some serious beads of sweat form. It was basically a egg and cheese burrito with some seriously spicy sauce. Once again I repeat it was hot but it was flavored with what seemed like habanero minus the carrot sweetness. Oh yeah the pico de gallo with it was the perfect addition and complimented the burrito nicely. I dug it and the potatoes that came with it were awesome as well. Very downhome flavored without the dryness.

The chopped chicken salad was first of all huge and a good value for what you get ($8.75). Most salads don't give you enough meat when it has meat in it. This thing was packed...each bite made sure you had a good chunk of chicken in it. So much sometimes that you almost forget there's lettuce in there as well. It had a creamy texture thanks to the avocado and bleu cheese they used. It was very fresh tasting and was just a well done salad.

Last was the rice bowl that also had a lot of chicken and was just a huge freaking bowl! Our friend described it as "scrumptulescent". I needn't say anymore.

Here's a view from the dog friendly patio in the back.

Before I forget, this place is called the Coffee Table and their coffee is indeed top notch... worth going for that alone. A very full flavored but not bitter cup of coffee and might I also mention that their chai is also pretty happening.

The Coffee Table is one of those suburban-like hangs where you can feel the sense of community inside the room. It's very Californian and typifies the friendliness of Silverlake.

Free Drink Refills: no but what do you expect at a coffee shop (though I can't recall about refills on coffee)
Entree Price Range:$7.50 to $8.75

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Doug said...

if you do decide to adopt i hope you'll do a quick post on the process - I'd be interested in knowing more about it as I've been considering adopting (a cat) as well.

May 27, 2007 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Aubrey said...

I probably will as it's been rather eye-opening for us as well as to what goes into the adoption process.

May 29, 2007 at 2:01 PM  

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