3219 Glendale Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90039
It was my first time at Canelé when I decided to go for a Saturday brunch before finals week. As we headed toward Glendale Boulevard on the freeway, I was a bit skeptical because I thought it was close to the Glendale Galleria, which meant that there is not much to eat around the place. I could be wrong with the above statement but I haven’t had much luck in the area besides from Cheesecake Factory and In’n’Out.
It was not hard to find the place but you’ll have to be lucky to find street parking–we got lucky.
I skimmed the menu for something that did not sound too greasy since I’m dieting for the summer–rest assured, I will continue to write new posts every now and then!
First impression of Canelé is that it’s a small, cozy French place. It was something like what I want to open after I graduate and save enough money. The decor was simple and the tables and chairs are small. Everything is pretty compact and you are almost sitting back to back with the person behind you. Luckily, there are only two rows. Canelé is everything like a French cafe.
I ordered the soft scrambled egg with herbed cream cheese. Let me emphasize the “soft” in the scrambled egg–it literally melts in your mouth. The melted cream cheese adds a rich and creamy flavor, also making the egg very soft. The dish also came with a portion of salad and baked potatoes. I’m not a fan of potatoes for brunch but the salad was nice.
Soft Scrambled with Cream Cheese
My friend ordered the Pastrami Hash with Sauerkraut and Fried Eggs. I did not like it as much as my scrambled eggs but that is mainly because I’m not a big fan of all the carbs in the morning. It tasted okay and I would say it is decent for anyone who loves hash brown with corned beef. Though it is my first time having sauerkraut so I would not know if it’s authentic, I’d give it a pretty high rating. It was refreshing compared with the rest of the heavy dish.
Pastrami Hash with Sauerkraut and Fried Eggs
We thought the hash came with bacons for some reason and the waiter misunderstood us when we asked if we had any bacon. So we ended up paying an extra six dollars for the side–it was worth it. The bacon was very thick. In fact, I’ve never had bacon that thick before. It was also roasted to perfection with a slight hint of sweetness mixed with saltiness.
Overall, I’d say it was a good experience. It took a while for us to get our food but the scrambled eggs were just so good. I would go back for the scrambled eggs and I’d recommend it as a must-try for anyone who happens to drop by at Canelé!
Joey Wong ♥