a brush up on brunch…
located on a decidedly industrial stretch of long beach avenue in downtown los angeles, ktchn 105 is only open for brunch on saturdays and sundays and reservations are a must. my partner and i decided to ride our bikes over on sunday to meet up with another couple for a bite to eat.
right away i was taken by the open loft space turned restaurant and the beautiful garden-side outdoor dining which in tree challenged dtla, is definitely a perk! found out pretty quickly that you had to jump early on those seats but i wasn’t upset with the indoor seating either. truly live-work, the space also has a dedicated schedule of cooking courses, knife skills workshops and other handy kitchen prep classes for the culinary challenged.
fun as that may sound, i was strictly there for the eats! mimosa in hand whilst others took part of the bloody mary/maria offerings, i was all set to enjoy whatever was at hand and from the looks of the weekly changing menu, it was all good. i enjoyed a shirred egg mounted in (their words, not mine) basil butter over polenta with sundried tomatoes, fresh garden herbs and a side of kale. just the right amount of food without the heavy feeling. don’t worry, i fixed that with a piece of their freshly made pecan tart! not the kind of crust i’m used to but still tasty nonetheless.
reasonably priced with the most expensive entree at $11 that day, mimosas clocking in at $5, it wasn’t a budget buster unless like me, you like to drink! i enjoyed the extra charm of soft nutty, chocolate chip cookies accompanying the check and i’m looking forward to my next visit, hopefully with garden seating next time!
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Neighborhood: Downtown (714) 720-2260