Friday, October 28, 2011

Another Lunch - Cafe 101

This very hip diner is within walking distance of our daughter's house and comes highly recommended.  It's on the corner of Franklin and Gower (under the Hollywood sign) attached to an old now revamped Best Western motel originally opened in the late 1930's.  The publicity blurb says:

The look of the 101 Coffee Shop was carefully designed by Warner Ebbink after extensive research of coffee shops of the 1960’s and ‘70’s. From the stone wall behind the retro brown leather booths to the counter that extends through most of the space, the hipster residents of Hollywood are transported to a funky diner straight out of the late 1960’s.  The menu at 101 Coffee Shop features retro diner fare with a Southern California twist. Acclaimed Chef Brandon Boudet combines the best of the Hollywood Farmer’s Market with hearty yet simple classics.

So we went for the classics.   Chopped Cobb Salad (Blackened Chicken, Tomato, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Bacon and Lettuce, chopped and Tossed with a Ranch Dressing), Macaroni and Cheese and a side of French Fries - with a few crispy Sweet Potato Fries mixed through.
The Cobb Salad was fabulous, the blackened chicken just that, but still tender and juicy.  The Macaroni and Cheese was literally the best I have ever had - light (yes, light) and really tasty.  The Fries too were the best yet - fresh and real, unlike a lot of others we have been served that taste like reheated potato.

Value for money and for cleanliness, service and courtesy - 9/10


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