Restaurant: The Courtyard Kitchen
Location: 1211 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403. (310) 587-2333
Date: July 19, 2018
Rating: Cute brunch place
Working back through new places in old haunts brings us again to Montana Ave and…
The Courtyard Kitchen, another American brunchy place that replaced Cafe Dana, which was a staple Saturday brunch place for my wife and I in the early 00s.
Like Cafe Dana before it, there is a cute brick courtyard here that makes up most of the seating.
It actually works its way back and is unusually attractive and intimate.
The brunch and lunch menus — I pretty much never eat dinner at this kind of casual American place. They keep serving breakfast all day too (thanks!).
Ice tea in the omnipresent mason jar.
Garden omelet. zucchini, squash, mushrooms, roasted bell pepper, caramelized onions, goat cheese.
Spanish Chorizo Hash. Roasted potatoes, smoked paprika, chile peppers, two poached eggs, diced avocado, arugula, homemade salsa. This was tasty (particularly with a bunch of hot sauce dumped on top), and felt very “light.”
In this light sampling, the food at TCK seemed promising (for brunch) and the atmosphere is certainly adorable. So we’ll have to come back and see how it holds up.