Solar de Cahuenga
Another short post but wanted to get this out there, especially if you live/work in the Hollywood area as I do (work, not live!). I very rarely leave my building for lunch and instead enjoy my lunch straight out of a Tupperware in front of the warm glow of my computer screen. However, I know it's good for the soul to pry oneself from their office and get some sun once in awhile, so my friend B and I decided to actually eat out the other day.
Nestled in the heart of Hollywood, my eating options are either Shintaro sushi or something in the Hollywood/Highland shopping complex. Although the food at The Grill is good, I don't normally like to fork over $20+ for lunch. Shintaro is probably my first choice for a lunch out, but I drive past a really cute crepe place every morning that has piqued my interest for awhile now. It's called Solar de Cahuenga and it's just one of those places that you think "I HAVE to try it sometime!" but haven't gotten around to. Well, I'm happy to say that I finally did, and I'll be back again soon.
The coffeehouse vibe is a great way to escape the workday, and their system makes it easy to have a fast lunch. Walk up to counter, place order, get your number and find a table. I ordered the Sunny Path - grilled chicken breast, sautéed onions & button mushrooms in a rich Dijon sauce crepe- which was filled to the brim with the creamy mixture. It was delicious and I was pretty surprised at the large portion. My friend B got Susie's Own - lean ground beef sautéed with sweet onions, red bell peppers, spinach, nutmeg & chopped hard boiled eggs finished with marinara sauce- which wasn't quite as successful- it wasn't bad but it had nutmeg in it which I thought was odd with the beef. Also, I'd rename it The Kitchen Sink Crepe if I was them. Honestly- it just had too much stuff going on. He devoured the whole thing anyway.
Solar de Cahuenga offers lots of breakfast items, sandwiches, panninis, crepes, coffee drinks and lots of sweet goodies. It might not be the most authentic in crepes, it's still nice as a fresh lunch option. I'd like to go back and try some of their sandwiches which looked very good from afar.
1847 Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 467-7510