It seems like everyone who lives in LA has at one time or another lived in Palms. I did way back in the early 80's. There definitely was nothing as good as C&M then but fast forward 30 years
and lucky Westsiders now have a great place for breakfast! The culinary team at C & M (short for Chicken and Monkey), Kalissa Krejcik and Ivette Rodriguez, cook up some marvelous treats, and yes, the line is out the door.
Note to Kalissa and Ivette: I hope you are looking for a bigger place...soon! But do come and enjoy Sunday brunch, as this is one eatery you definitely do not want to miss! Start off with a bottle, and I do mean a glass bottle of orange juice. ($7) It's
cold and delicious and freshly squeezed. New Frontier Coffee (fair trade and organic from Culver City ($2.75) is falvorful and tastes even better with half and half and brown sugar. Hot chocolate ($2.50) is not too far behind. Order up at the friendly
counter, grab a table inside or out, then wait for your food to arrive. While you wait, make sure to have some baked goods. The Coffee Cake ($3.50) with huge chunks of brown sugar is moist and buttery but the "Crack Bun" ($3.50) is for sure one of
the best things I've ever eaten. Buttery, with cinnamon and sugar, I didn't want to share. But I did. And the line was too long to get another one. Oh, well, maybe my bikini will fit after all! For breakfast one of us I'll let you guess who) had The B.A.M.!
($7.95) This includes cinnamon roll French toast, organic crispy fried eggs, applewood smoked bacon, sausage, cream cheese, and a tin of maple syrup. Oh, and it also comes with a cardiologist on the side! It all works together and I'd eat it again,
right now! It's that good! Oh, and it might have been me who ordered it! We also had the EggSential Breakfast Sandwich ($4.95) with sourdough, organic eggs, havarti cheese, applewood smoked bacon,
ham, sausage, or avocado. It's grilled and stamped with the C&M logo and is one of the most popular sandwiches on the menu. Finally we tried Only The Chosen ($6.95), an everything bagel, lox, caper lemon cream cheese, organic greens, red
onion, and house pickles. It too tasted fresh and was bursting with flavor. We can't wait to go back next weekend for the Enjoy Guys!, the Scramlet and more "Crack Buns." This time we're getting two! C and M Cafe 3272 Motor Avenue Los Angeles (310)
694-1516. Hours: Breakfast and Lunch: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Curbside Service Available
Dishes:Crack Buns, Pastries, Fresh Squeezed Juices, Coffee, Eggsential Breakfast Sandwich, B.A.M!, Only The Chosen.