1710 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002634.089425 -118.268093
Neighborhoods: East LA, Silver Lake
CLOSED -- this place was good, but now it's gone. – CLOSED!
Citysearch, please delete this or mark it closed! I liked it. I'm only writing more due to the minimum. CLOSED!
GLAD IT"S CLOSED! – SO glad it's closed! It was seriously the worst place EVER IN THE HISTORY OF PLACES TO EAT. I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE THIS!
Excellent baked goods; Friendly staff and patrons – I love going here on the weekends with my dog. There's a bowl of water sitting out for doggie customers even. It's really small, but perfect for a quick bite. I don't tend to order their hot breakfasts, although I do highly recommend their hashbrowns. I typically order a pastry, a coffee (not the best espresso drinks, but ok) and read the Onion on their patio.
Not good first impression – My first visit to the bakery to check out the baked goods, specifically, I was looking for a cupcake. There was only one customer in there - even though I heard this place gets crowded in the morning. She took her time and the gentleman behind the counter didn't acknowledge me. He was slow to complete her order.
The selection was very poor. I picked up a carrot cake cupcake instead, which wasn't that great. The other goodies, like croissant, looked quite good though. The menu looked fabulous so I am returning within the week to sit down and try the breakfast menu.
I'll report back on my second impression!
Tasty breakfast but overpriced – I'd heard raves about this place so tried it for a casual Saturday breakfast. My fried egg sandwich was delicious but at over $8 for a breakfast sandwich at an order-at-the-bar cafe where we sat outside on rickety chairs on uneven pavement I'd say it's overpriced!
thumbs down on Styrofoam – best coffee but sometimes they burn the espresso if it's a new person.. yikes!
good service days/bad service days.
worth the long wait on weekends..? sure!
pastries: thumbs up
breakfast / lunch / dinner: okay and over priced.
Styrofoam?? still haven't figured out why a decent place such as this hasn't
realized that it's bad for their image. oh well.
Silver Lake locals and their canine friends chow down at this laid-back eatery. – In Short
This informal walk-up encourages four-legged customers with doggie treats and water bowls. The human-friendly menu offers more than just baked goods, and everything from soups to the chunky ketchup is homemade. The main draw is breakfast, particularly the fluffy omelettes and huge quesadillas, both with fresh fruit, lightly fried hash browns and freshly baked rolls. For lunch, the grilled cheese is a local favorite. Snack orders include chocolate-chip cookies, sweet potato muffins and buttery croissants.
Too long of a wait...food not that great – Ok so you can bring your dog...and???...We waited over 1 hour for our food last Sunday, by the time it came I was greatfull for anything...I think they should hire a few more servers...Don't go here if you are really hungry..EAT BEFORE HAND!!!
Real pastries, real people, real cute dogs and real good homemade food!!! – When I wake-up in the morning, my mouth starts watering at the thought of running to the Backdoor bakery before work and indulging in one their many homemade morning delectables. Croissants, muffins, brioche, the out of control (soaked over-night) French Toast, the fruit pancake-- it's like have a gourmet Mama at the Backdoor Bakery. The food is always made to order and it is fresh, with homemade condiments such as jam and even ketchup! There is simply no comparison for the Backdoor bakery and if you have been tricked into thinking Fred 62 or Cafe 101 is tops, then you've been sadly and horribly mislead. The Backdoor bakery itself presents itself as humble in comparison to the quality of food; the owners, the employees and the customers and their little dogs too are always packing a smile(Seating is mainly outside on the sidewalk, across from Spaceland--watch the local Silverlakies go by and it is smoker friendly)! There is only one drawback-- it is cash only, so be prepared but with the constant foot traffic the cafe recieves, it is understandable why they wouldn't want to incorporate waiting for credit card authorizations, while starved customers are clamouring for such awesome food.
My last thoughts are-- they have the best damned pastries in LA! They make REAL croissants, REAL brioche and REAL everything. What more could one ask for?
***AND they are now open on Mondays!
The best croissants in LA! – I thought I would never find a place in LA with the same quality croissants I had in Paris, but I have been proven wrong. The plain croissant here is crispy outside and fluffy inside, not huge and not too small. With a latte and a bit of jam, it is a true continental breakfast. And, if that's not enough, their hash browns are a far cry from the greasy, soggy mess you usually get a diners, looking more like a potato pancake--deliciously crispy and not too heavy. If you make it there at 7am, you can get the bakery goods hot from the oven. The only drawback is the price, which is higher than normal (about $3 for a croissant). But, hey!, if you don't spend the money on a good thing once in a while, what's the pont of earning it in the first place?
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