Sometimes bigger isn’t better, but at Cafe Los Feliz, warm, flaky croissants the size of newborns, are a good thing.
Located in Los Feliz Village directly across the street from Mexico City, I’d seen this literal hole-in-the-wall for years and always wondered what was so awesome to warrant 4.5 stars, 100+ Yelp reviews. Well, I wonder no more.
Remember that scene in “I Love Lucy” where Ricky and Lucy switch roles and he bakes a loaf of bread so enormous that it pops open the oven door and pins Ricky to the back of the kitchen? They make those kinds of baked goods here.
I ordered a bacon and cheese croissant ($7.95) and my dear friend Emalyn ordered the almond paste croissant ($4). When both items arrived, I instantly thought 1) this must be a mistake and 2) that croissant is the size of Em’s head and I’m afraid she’ll suffocate.
The most shocking part was that all of that girthy goodness was actually tasty! Slathered in healthy servings of mayo, cheese and crispy, REAL bacon, I blew out all my numbers for the day and felt no shame about taking down ONE HALF (all I could do) of that sandwich. Em delicately picked away at her almond croissant — showing it no mercy and leaving considerable damage.
Aside from the mouth-watering sandwiches for 4, the best part about Cafe Los Feliz is that it’s a mom n’ pop operation. It may not be the biggest, the grandest or the trendiest eatery on Hillhurst, but it’s definitely one of the best.
Cafe Los Feliz, 2118 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027, (323) 664-7111