Open since 1985, this little treasure in Sherman Oaks offers a mouth-watering brunch. Six of us were treated to the charm and warmth of owner Margaret May's lovely food and atmosphere. I can see
why locals call Cafe Cordiale a "home away from home." Margaret will be hugging you by the end of the meal, and you will be enchanted with her as well. She and her husband David, are former owners of The Hungry Tiger, for those of you ancient enough to remember
it. Residents of the Sherman Oaks community for almost fifty years, the Mays rely soley on word-of-mouth to spread the love. And it is spread, believe me; almost as well as creamy butter spreads over CC's fresh scones. "Split the scone
along the little crack," Margaret says. "You'll get two pieces that way." And split we did. Now I'm all about bakery scones, but these...these are freshly baked real English scones. Salmon & Lobster Cakes & Eggs ($11.95) are
two crunchy, perfectly cooked chunks of lobster and salmon fried and served with dipping sauce and two eggs any style. Eggs Benedict ($14.95) is a perfectly toasted English muffin, Canadian bacon, poached eggs, and hollandaise. We also enjoyed the
Tortilla Scrambled ($12.95), scrambled eggs, tortilla strips, tomatoes, peppers, green onions, and chicken sausage, with salsa and guacamole. One of us had the Multi-grain Pancakes and Eggs ($12.25). Two huge, fluffy pancakes are served with two eggs any style,
and maple syrup. One of us opted for an early lunch and enjoyed the Grilled Tuna Melt ($14.25) on sourdough with melted cheddar with tons of yummy fries. Add a Mimosa for $2.95 or Bloody Mary for $3.9 Enjoy lunch, dinner, or check out the live entertainment
nightly, Tuesday-Sunday.Cafe Cordiale, 14015 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks. (818) 789-1985. Hours: Mon-Tu 11:30 am-10 pm, Wed-Th 11:30 am-11 pm, Fri 11:30 am-1 am, Sat 11 am- 1 am, Sun 11 am- 9:30 pm.
Recommended Dishes: Eggs Benedict, scones, Tortilla Scrambled, Salmon & Lobster Cakes, Multi Grain Pancakes.