Olive & Thyme seems like it would fit right in on the East Coast. The cozy cafe straddling Burbank and Toluca Lake is part gourmet market, part eatery, where you can start the day off with pastries and breakfast sandwiches and some of the best oatmeal in the city. Coffee comes courtesy of Intelligentsia, and as you make your way into the lunch and dinner hour, diners start ordering braised short rib sandwiches and fattoush salad, pork dumplings and steak frites. A handful of communal tables give the space a welcoming vibe, and there is outdoor seating for sunny mornings when you want to people watch while you eat.
|Venue name:||Olive and Thyme (CLOSED)||Contact:|
4013 Riverside Dr
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, 5-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm|
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I always get the same thing whenever I come here—the oatmeal, which, yes, is hardly exciting when you consider all of the fantastic pastries, egg dishes and French toast they have here, but their oatmeal is fantastic. It comes in a huge bowl with a side of brown sugar, raisins and nuts, which you can add in at your leisure, along with a small pitcher of steamed milk. If I could make this at home I would probably still come back to Olive & Thyme, just because the vibe here reminds me of quaint little cafes you can find in New England.