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CiCi's is an LA breakfast landmark

24 Apr 2013 11:39 AM
CiCi's is an LA breakfast landmark

Every community needs a top-notch breakfast restaurant, and Los Angeles is blessed with an embarrassment of riches in this area. However, for residents of Tarzana district of the city, there is really only one breakfast spot to garner universal acclaim: CiCi's Cafe. 

This classic Los Angeles breakfast spot is known for its sophisticated preparation, locally sourced ingredients and, most of all, its genre-spanning, belly-busting menu. If you are someone who has trouble picking a meal, you may be in trouble at CiCi's - the menu boasts 16 kinds of French toast, 18 crepes and 30 varieties of egg dishes. 

Of course, CiCi's is not the type of restaurant that emphasizes quantity over quality. In fact, the eatery is often considered one of the best in the area, a rare feat for a venue the serves primarily breakfast food. Once your order arrives, you'll see why - every dish is creatively designed, carefully prepared and elegantly plated. 

Broken down into 10 sections - with names such as "A Touch of Sunshine" and "The Good Old Days" - this trendy eatery has something for everyone. Dishes like Huevos Tomatillos pay homage to the city's Mexican-influenced cuisine, while options like the CiCi Scramble - filled with sun-dried tomato sausage and fresh spinach - owe more to California's artisanal, locally focused food culture. 

The area itself is also an attraction for many owners of Los Angeles real estate. According to BlackBook, the setting is both serene and welcoming, outfitted with Spanish tiles and a polished wood counter. Whether you're in the mood for a leisurely Sunday brunch or a quick (but expertly crafted) breakfast sandwich before work, CiCi's has you covered. Just be warned - the rest of Tarzana's residents are privy to this local landmark, too, so you might want to head over early.