Alcove Cafe and Bakery

Sunday November 4, 2018

Autumn has arrived in Cali which means cool sweater days. Can’t believe we’re already on the month of October and Christmas is two months away. Time sure flies! I sure had a great summer. Hope you all did too. Will be missing the warm summer months for sure. Though glad to be back doing reviews after a few months being away on a project. So let’s start reviews on DineTravelinStyle!…

Last spring my associates and I wanted to meet halfway for a late night dinner in LA for a production meeting. As a food-event blogger, it’s always nice to find something new to dine anywhere in LA. A friend of ours had suggested Alcove Cafe & Bakery. As we came to park by the street in front of the cafe, there’s the valet guy. It’s about $6.00 to park valet, but you can actually park on metered streets or at other neighboring streets with no charge. Be sure to read road signs before you park. You are bound to get a ticket in LA if you’re not careful.

Already, I loved the outdoor feel of the Cafe with it’s garden like setting, patios, dainty flowers, old trees and tree lights. As you walk in you have to fall in line to order food & drinks. You bring your drinks to the table of your choice or to the bar and you’re given a number so that the server can bring your food once its ready. You can dine outdoors, indoors and at the bar. Alcove Cafe serves American classics using the freshest ingredients, products that are local and organic, proteins raised in cage-free and grain-fed and non GMO corn-fed environments when available. Drinks at the bar are hand crafted cocktails prepared with fine spirits, fine wine, craft beers, freshly squeezed juices and house made syrups. Also, for all the coffee lovers out there, coffee beans and espresso are hand roasted weekly by an award winning Seattle based micro roaster. Loose leaf teas are also hand crafted. Alcove Bakery has lots to offer, all kinds of desserts and pastries like, tarts, pies and cakes made by local artisan bakers. Alcove’s chocolates are made from award winning Belgian Chocolate and available for sale nationwide. They’ve got a lot of goodies for you to bring home as a souvenir or just because. Service is great at this place. You just have to be patient waiting in line as this place gets packed most days.

Overall I love simple food at an affordable price, good service and the convenience of affordable valet service. Plus, the homey feel of the place as it is an old house turned into a restaurant. A house that has a lot of history in it. That’s what makes it even better. Alcove is housed in two historic bungalows which are the oldest houses in Los Feliz. One is a Spanish duplex that was built in 1916 and the other is a Craftsman cottage built in 1897. Originally, the structures were private homes, then converted into commercial use in the 1970’s. Over the more than 40 years ago, these homes have become specialty offices, a small private school, a real estate firm and most recently an escrow company. In 2004, Alcove was born into what you all are enjoying now. A place to go for an early breakfast, lunch or dinner. This would be my ‘go to’ place after an event or for late night cravings. n

(Enjoy dining at Alcove Cafe and Bakery. Let us know what you think of the place. See you all back here at DineTravelinStyle on Manila Up International Magazine for our next review of another amazing dining place or just basically a cool spot to hang out.)

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