Thursday, April 27, 2017

THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER, AND THE CAPPUCCINO MAKER (WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA)

The Butcher, The Baker and the Cappuccino Maker
8653 West Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
BBCM Café
Tel: 310.360.6900
Cuisine: American, Breakfast
$$ ($15-$30)
Sat, 04/01/2017, 1:00pm walk-in
   (3 Piglets)




Located on the heart of Sunset Strip in West Hollywood sits a very cute brunch spot with an enticing name: the butcher, the baker, and the cappuccino maker. It's a lot of words to say for a restaurant but it explains a lot of what you're expecting for food. The actual place is gorgeous and a perfect location to people watch.

My friend and I were seated al fresco during one of the peak brunch hours. The décor is beautiful, reminiscent of a European café. There is indoor seating, but I much prefer sitting outdoors in the beautiful LA weather. 
The interior
Exterior seating

Mimosas for the table!!!
THE BAKER'S PASTRY BASKET ($9.00): Chef's selection of fresh baked pastries. I actually did not like this. I know how croissants should taste and this was quite stale. The muffin didn't do it for me either. The only good thing was the cookie. For $9, I would pass on this. 
SKILLET BAKED MUSHROOM OMELETTE ($15.00): Hen of the Woods, Potato, Manchengo, Kale Chips, Sauteed Potatoes. I thought this dish was ok. The edges were a bit dry in terms of the egg. It tasted like it was overcooked. Once you get more towards the center, it was more  tolerable. I thought the kale chips were good . The mushrooms were meh. It could've used a few various mushrooms to bring out the flavor. Not impressed. 
SWEET POTATO FRIES DELUXE ($7.00): Ranch Style.. These fries did not do it for me. I love crispy sweet potato fries or fries in general, but the ranch style was pretty awful. Sometimes simple is always better. 
THE BUTCHER'S EGG BENEDICT ($16.00): Pork belly, buttermilk biscuits, Hollaindaise, Sauteed potatoes. I'm sorry, but when I get a benedict, I wand the yolk to ooze out of my heart's desire. This failed miserably. It was a poor effort and the egg was overcooked. I did like the biscuit idea as the base, but other than that, I thought the dish was just ok. I substituted one of the pork bellys with salmon, and my friend that was good, but not great. 
Overall, I thought this place was just ok. I loved the space, but that was about the only thing the place has to offer. The place gets packed because I think anyone and everyone wants to come to see and be seen. The food was slightly bland,  overcooked, and well, just not as flavorful as I had hoped. 

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