This tongue-in-cheek take on the American diner was created by funky L.A. chef-restaurateur Fred Eric. The usual burgers and shakes are joined by such eclectic dishes as the Fried Chicken Salad (made with jicama, pico de gallo, and a habanero-cilantro dressing), the Poorest Boy sandwich (crispy fried chicken, onions, and rémoulade on a French roll) and the Coffee Shop Grilled Cheese, served on a brioche. Breakfasts range from tofu scrambles to "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love"—pancakes made with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and banana. Like the neighborhood itself, nobody is out of place here, with everybody from button-down business executives to tattooed musicians showing up at some point.
Mar 4, 2009
I had a HORRIBLE experience. The food was excellent but the waiter ruined the whole dining experience for my party. We will never be back EVER!! It took forever for the waiter to pay any attention to us. The place was dead but he would rather sit and talk to his friend at the counter than work. The food is overpriced and you are excessively overcharged for extras (items like cheese, sour cream, onions). They even charged for a side of ranch which
most restaurants would never dream of charging you for. When we relayed to the waiter that we thought the charges for extras were excessive and the charge for ranch was unexpected, he said he agreed with us and had already told management that. We asked him to let them know that customers were unhappy with it. He then became condescending, rude, and sarcastic. He insulted us and made rude comments to us until we left. This place was an awful way to end an evening that up until this point was so much fun. If you want to pay too much and put yourself in a bad mood, this is the place to go. Our waiter should be fired!!