Restaurant: Little Prince
Location: 2424 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405. (310) 356-0725
Date: April 20, 2019
Cuisine: American Cafe
Rating: Tasty, but lots of carbs
I have tried several times to test out Little Prince but in LA new breakfast spots can get really busy — and I refuse to wait.
I even once had an OpenTable res here and showed up and they REFUSED to honor it, saying it would be 3 hours. Seriously? They claimed it was a “mistake” and it shouldn’t have been listed. But they should have just made it work some way.
Room is small and cute.
There may even be a patio out back, didn’t go back to check but many places on this strip do.
The menu. We were eating low/no carb and had a bit of a tough time finding items hidden on this list that didn’t have some form of carbohydrate.
Braised bacon. Thick but a touch dry.
Smoked brisket and anson mills grits, salsa verde and a fried egg.
Soft scrambled eggs with an herb salad and toast with smoked sablefish and creme fraiche. Very basic, but nicely prepared.
Eggs baked in the wood oven with smoked cauliflower, green chermoula and flatbread with merguez.
House made ridiculously guilty looking cinnamon buns — we didn’t have them but they smelled and looked great.
Food is very simple, maybe a touch Southern, and quite well prepared. More interesting than you would expect, but not exactly incorporating too many exotic tastes or flavors. Small, crowded, loud, and they have a touch of an attitude. Best to go at an off hour or with two at most.
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