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Cafe Du Village

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139 1/2 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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(323) 466-3996
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Best

I went to Cafe du Village because it was suggested by a friend. We were a group of 5. It was brunch time on a Saturday, and we were promptly seated on the lovely back patio. We al...

Worst

I can get over a limited menu, tables that dont balance, and being crammed against the next patron, but I cant get over the attitude of the staff at Cafe Du Village. The seemingl...

French Delight in Larchmont 2/17/2009

This small restaurant is located on the Larchmont strip, nestled in between Coffee Bean and the Mail... more

French Delight in Larchmont 2/17/2009

Donna Provided by Partner
This small restaurant is located on the Larchmont strip, nestled in between Coffee Bean and the Mail Shoppe. It's a nice place to eat. The Frenc... more

To ""LarchmontGod"" 10/7/2008

Hey listen I was a BIG fan up until that experience. My mother and I went there often and spoke frequently to the owner and waiters. I'm not bitter or unable to resolve conflict, so please, spare me that evaluation. My family was treated beyond shabby and humiliated almost upon arrival. I don't think that needs a conversation. There are some words for what was missing. They're called common decency, service 101, and an apology. I'm glad some people get good service and find their experiences pleasant but they've muddied their waters with me forever. Cons: Bad Service more

Amazing corned beef hash and pancakes! 10/1/2008

I went to Cafe du Village because it was suggested by a friend. We were a group of 5. It was brunch time on a Saturday, and we were promptly seated on the lovely back patio. We all got coffee, water, and oj. I couldn't decide whether I wanted a sweet or a savory breakfast, so one of my friends and I finally chose to split two dishes: the corned beef hash with two poached eggs and a biscuit, and the blueberry pancakes. Another friend got the chicken panini, and the other two got the corned beef hash. The blueberry pancakes were to DIE for! So sweet and delicious, lightly dusted in powdered sugar. There was really no need for syrup. And the homemade corned beef hash and biscuit were amazing, but the real treat? The savory potatoes with caramelized onions and peppers. I really loved this place, and will go back as soon as I get the chance. The only complaint I heard was from the two coffee drinkers in the group. Apparently the coffee was weak, which is surprising for a French place. But they were willing to forgive Cafe du Village because the food is so awesome. I recommend it highly. Pros: Incredible blueberry pancakes and potatoes, corned-beef hash, fluffy homemade biscuits, and a fun French waiter. Cons: Weak coffee. But the food makes up for it. more

To 'HowSaavy': 5/22/2008

""HowSaavy,"" your story seems exceptionally unlikely. Exceptionally. Furthermore, you're a coward for coming here to the internet with a tale such as this. Does it make you feel powerful to attack someone online? Why did you not try and work-out whatever dilemma, perceived or otherwise, directly with the Village staff? Village is one of the better casual establishments in Los Angeles, and one reason *is* the rapport of the staff and ownership with the patrons. As a gal who's been going there for many years, I can say nothing but excellent things about the restaurant and its employees/owners. ""HowSaavy,"" methinks you need a lesson in conflict resolution. Pros: Quasi-Euro Atmosphere, Location Cons: No Hard Liquour more

good service, common courtesy, class...don't look for it here. 12/3/2007

I wish I could give it less than a star...there should be a - star rating as I this place deserves it. I had gone there tons of times in the past. Recommended it! Had a good rappore with the owner and waiters. This past weekend my mother came to town for the weekend. She and I have been there plenty of times. She was recognizable to the staff. It was our ritual before she left to have brunch there. This time we invited my brother and his wife. It was his birthday you see. Well I was running a couple of minutes late when they were seated. My brother ordered drinks 3 waters and 1 lemonade with an extra chair for me. Plenty of seating there. The waiter, who is also the owner, got loud and rudely said that they don't hold reserved seating and if they didn't order in ""1 minute"" (holds up his finger for all to see) than they would have to give up their seats. My brother told him I would be there shortly. ""one minute"" - finger in the air. He caused a scene, embarrassed my family not 2 minutes after they were seated. They hadn't even gotten a chance to look at the menu. He walked away and that's when I walked in. I sat down and my brother says, ""nice place you picked"". They proceeded to tell me what happened and I told them to get their things cause we are leaving. As a group WE caused a scene by getting up and leaving. The owner, managed to wrangle my mom away from us and demand payment for the lemonade that was untouched. My brother went back and got her and told her not to talk to ""this guy"" and that he wasn't paying for a drink he didn't touch. We left. Unfortunately it was late in the morning and we still wanted breakfast so we had to settle for a ""B"" rated restaurant up the street a little. But at least the service was kind. I'm one person and this was my families experience, and maybe he was having a bad day...but why is that our problem? Service is synonymous with food. I have banned this place for life. Eat there at your own risk. Pros: Larchmont Cons: Personality deficient more

GOOD EGGS FLORENTINE 2/9/2007

this is one of the kind ""french restaurant"" .... people running around ,kinda loud cause of the weekend.. more

Lunchtime guilty pleasure 10/10/2006

If you have time to spare for a leisurely relaxed meal, this is the perfect little joint on Larchmont. The service can be rather slow, but the food is worth it. While i've never been there for dinner, their breakfast and lunch menus offer a delightful variety to choose from - and just about everything i've sampled has been delicious. If you're in a rush - you may want to consider going elsewhere - this is a place to sit back and have good conversation over a long-lasting mealtime experience. Pros: Food Cons: Service more

An insect Ran Across Our Table During The Meal 9/7/2006

And they didn't offer us a discount, staff is very aloof and the place is overwhelmed with kids during brunch...and that b-g (which would get the place closed down if a helath inspector was there) running across the table didn't exactly endear the restaurunt too me, and the busman/waiter didn't seem to care that it happened...not recommended at all. more

Good for dinner 5/26/2006

If you go during dinnertime, there's never a wait and you can have quite a good, cozy romantic meal. During brunch it's chaos! The tables are very close together so there's no privacy at all and you must wait quite a while. The service, though very friendly, can sometimes be slow. more

Loved it 5/7/2006

This place was great- cute, great atmosphere and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant - especially if you're looking for a reasonably priced meal. Pros: Inexpensive, Tasty, Atmosphere Cons: Bad Parking more

Charming and unpretentious 3/22/2006

I also do not understand the negative reviews. The staff at Cafe du Village is always friendly, and I've always been greeted at the door with a smile and a friendly word. We had probably the best filet mignon I've had in a long time there with outstanding sauteed vegetables. Brunch is my familys favorite. Their eggs Benedict are mouth watering, and I dont know what they do, but their pancakes are the best Ive ever had, and I usually dont even like them. It is a funky little joint, and is overflowing with character. Prices are very reasonable. Pros: Charm, Price, Ambience more

The worst service ever... 3/17/2006

This is a little bistro in Larchmont, I went there 2 times because I don t like to write a bad review with a first impression but I have to say that this is the worst service ever... If you re not a girl don t ever think about a smile or just a 'Good morning'. 35 minutes for a sandwich. This time I only let 10% tip and they ran after me to explain me that I HAVE TO give more... I never saw that in my entire life, I m free to let the tip that I want especially when the service is bad. I ll never give a penny to this restaurant again. Pros: larchmont Cons: service more

Worth a little extra time 1/11/2006

Cafe du Village is our traditional breakfast choice. You may have to wait for a table and service isn't the fastest so don't go if you're rushed. It is great for a Saturday or Sunday morning when you have a little extra time. I have, however, gone on a lunch break and made it back to work with no problems. I LOVE their coffee. I have no idea what they do to it, but it is great iced on a warm day as well. We like their coffee so well that we'll pop in there rather than the Coffee Bean or Starbucks for a cup to go! The fact that you can choose your sides is sheer genius....I'll have the mashed potatoes & French fries with my Turkey Provencal burger please! Cons: busy, parking more

Very good whole in the wall 9/30/2005

I have been going to le cafe du village for about 3 years now for special occasions since I live in OC and every time it has been a great experience. It has a very cozy French like environment nothing fancy witch I enjoy, really nice little patio in the back. Quick and friendly service. The seabass is the best dish. Pros: Service, Price, Food Cons: Parking more

nice find 11/19/2004

Been slowly trying out different restaurants in Larchmont. Liked the food! I had the Lake Michigan Whitefish and they did a good job. My dining companions had the rib-eye steak and one of the pasta dishes. The steak was done just right medium-rare. The pasta was okay. Saw some service complaints in earlier reviews. The night we were there, it was pretty good. Pros: good food, people watching more

Scrumptuous! 7/18/2004

I have been to the Cafe several times on my lunch break. I am always seated right away and the waiters are all very attentive. I love the fact that you can choose a sandwich and TWO sides for under $10. Their curry chicken salad sandwich is GREAT, and their mashed potatoes are a good side as well. The owner is very nice and always comes by to check on us. We are seated, fed, and out of there in about 1/2 hour, which is great for a lunch break meal. Pros: food, service, price Cons: , small tables more

wonderful boite! 7/13/2004

i don't understand the negative reviews unless they're trying to cram a french experience on their paramount lunch break. it's a real french joint so don't rush it- chill. bring your own wine (no corking fee!) cause they don't have any booze and enjoy the patio out back on a warm summer evening. the staff is genuine w/o being pretentious and allow me to butcher their language w/a smile. excellent brie/apple sandwich, pepper steak, multi grain pancakes. saw they now have crepes in the afternoon but haven't yet tried. not jazzed on the creme brulee- bummer! Pros: casual tasty fare, no corkage fee!, delightful patio more

Go for lunch 2/10/2004

Indeed, eating at Cafe du Village means that time is not an issue. But it's French, and that's Larchmont: you go there to do a little shopping, have a leisurely lunch, and watch beautiful people. Cafe du Village does make very good fare. Try their ahi tuna salad or, surprisingly, their Hamburger Americaine with cheese. It's one of the finest burgers I've had the pleasure of eating. Their creme brulee is also well-torched seconds before it arrives at the table. Go and try it out, and see if you can get a seat in the small patio out back. Pros: Well-made cuisine, People-watching fun Cons: , Larchmont parking more

I am a year older 3/27/2003

I believe that I aged a year while waiting for service. The seating time was average. The first real contact with the waitor was 30 min.. We guess the owners and staff feel that kissing and gossip is more important than service. Pros: they serve breakfast, inexpensive Cons: service is poor more
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  • Located on the quaint pedestrian stretch of Larchmont Boulevard, this small spot is a burst of French air: Framed countryside photos and copper pots hang from the walls, while a handful of servers...

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