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Cafe Laurent - 24 Reviews - 4243 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230-3754, Culver City, CA - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (310) 558-8622
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Cafe Laurent

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4243 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230-3754
Culver City, CA 90230
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Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA
Cafe Laurent - Culver City, CA

Reviews

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Best

What a lovely French cafe/restaurant right in the middle of Culver City. Whenever I drive by on the weekends, there are crowds of people waiting o...

Worst

This is the first review I've ever written because I feel strongly about my experience with Cafe Laurent. We went there for brunch and had the worst dining experience in my 8 yea...

A neighborhood gem 10/9/2017

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What a lovely French cafe/restaurant right in the middle of Culver City. Whenever I drive by on the weekends, there are crowds of people waiting o... more

Cute little french restaurant 11/23/2011

Cute french restaurant with a nice outside patio that make you feel stress free and outside of the city. The food here is very good. I've had almost everything from their delicious french toast to the amazing breakfast sandwich or one of their daily special for lunch. I have always had a good service here. The staff is always friendly and always bring a bowl of water for my dogs. Did i forget to mention they have a dog friendly patio??? Yes it is the only place I know in the neighborhood where you can bring your dog. more

great service.. cute waiters... 6/22/2011

I totally love this place. It doesnt hurt that the waiters are cute. My favorite is the french toast and the crepes... delicious more

Best French restaurant in culver city 3/2/2011

I am ADDICTED to CAFE LARENT. French toast is the best, this is a unique awesome place where they make a completely different French toast. It's so moist and soft with a nice perfect sweet taste. WOW WOW WOW! You have to try it. Service is so friendly everyone is europeon so I feel home! Love it. more

Lovely 3/19/2010

Had a lovely dining experience yesterday at the Cafe. The service was good and the food was very good. The patio is nice. I like that it is low-key. My feidn and I sat and talked for a while after we had finished our meal and just had a pleasant time overall. Pros: Great Patio more

Great relaxed atmosphere 9/16/2009

We had my friend's bridal shower here. It was a small group of us, just looking for good food and good atmosphere. This place had plenty of both. The staff were very good to us. The only thing that stops me from giving this place five stars is that the table we had was really too small for 8 people. Another small table added to the end would have been helpful. But other than that, everything was wonderful. Pros: Lovely garden terrace more

Adorable little French place w/fabulous food, good service 5/22/2009

Having read rave reviews about the brunch at this place, I'd always wanted to try it, especially since I live close by. When they started serving dinner, I thought this would be the ideal time to see whether their food was as good as touted, so I took my mother out to dinner. Definitely a good choice. I had the special of the day (a very rich, garlicky shrimp scampi over gnocchi, which was both unique and delicious) and my mother had the smoked salmon crepe, which she also enjoyed. The bread and beautifully arranged side salad were excellent and the piece de resistance was the dessert crepe, a huge strawberry-banana-nutella concoction. In addition to the yummy food, the service was very attentive and friendly (for you single ladies out there, the waiter is definitely eye candy, with an accent to die for) and the decor very cute. Another plus is that it's very easy to find and there is no shortage of parking on nearby side streets. Definitely a winner! (On a related note, Cafe Laurent sells bread at the Mar Vista farmer's market on Sundays -- the carrot-raisin-nut bread is out of this world, as is the hazelnut-raisin.) Pros: Terrific food, easy parking nearby more

Transformative Experience 2/17/2009

On my way to my office in Culver City I have passed this delightful restaurant for years; after having waited in line to obtain my unmemorable java and sugar ladden pastry (to go) from the well known coffee franchise located several blocks north. Curosity and tedium finally compelled me to stop at Cafe Laurant. I experienced my first, and consistently repeated, warm and sincere greeting from the French Manager that gives me the feeling that I am welcomed, as well as my patronage. For several months I enjoyed stopping here to purchase an espresso and fantastic pastries. Of special note are the uniquely delicious muffins (I often purchase enough of them to share with staff at my office, and they have become The favorites for them also). I like the ambience, the warm and attentive service and sitting at the cozy counter while my order is prepared to go. On a lark I choose to be seated for breakfast one day. I've tried numerous breakfast menu items and have never been disappointed. Everything is distinctly flavorful, harmoniously combined and presented with inviting flare. My favorite has become the eggs benedict with salmon which is served on tasty brioch and with sliced tomatos and potatos au gratin, fantastic! I decided that my consistently positive experience warranted visiting for lunch. As with the breakfast, the apparent use of fresh and healthy ingredients results in very tasty meals whichever items I choose from the menu. My favorite is the salmon and pear salad, tender mixed greens nestled in light distinct, but not overbearing, dressing. I am now a regular breakfast and lunch customer. I have come to welcome the opportunity to enjoy relaxing in this welcoming enviornment, and appreciate the pleasant and familiar service and friendly clientel who evidently agree with me. Eating at Cafe Laurent is an experience that has helped me to slow down and to linger over my meal and on my reflections rather than consume unmemorable food on the run. Pros: The manager who assures the high quality French experience Cons: The manager is not in charge of dinner (breakfast and lunch only) more

Great for Breakfast or Brunch 11/20/2008

I enjoy walking up to Cafe Laurent for breakfast with the family. Food and service is always good. Pros: location, outdoor seating more

Loved the Lamb chops and and the chiken with mashed potatoes 10/27/2008

I have been to this resturant many times in the past for breakfast and lunch, but just tried it for dinner, they just opened. I have been there twice already and tried the Lamb chops and it was awasome done to perfection specially when I asked them to have it very well done since I don't like to see any redness on my meat. The last time I tried their half chiken with mashed potatoes and pasta, the chiken was really good, but what did it for me was the mashed potatos, it was garlicky yummm the way I like it, the salad served with it was good, but I had to ask them to put more dressing on it, it wasn't enough for me. I liked the patio table and the service was good, I'll definetly go back again more

I'd give it 6 stars if I could 5/5/2008

I've lived in Culver CIty for 10 years now, and for all that time Cafe Laurent has never let me down. The food is always excellent... the freshest ingredients and a clean natural cooking style that brings out the best flavors of each food. I'm surprised at all the complaints about the service. It looks like the main problem is, people are expecting to grab a quick breakfast and get along with their day. This is a place you are meant to enjoy. Sit and chat with your friends, eat a long brunch, enjoy the wonderful courtyard ambience, and I promise you will actually appreciate how the wait staff gives you time to spend a peaceful morning, much set apart from the hectic pace of city life. Pros: Great food, good service, easy parking, outdoor dining, best breakfast spot Cons: I wish they were open for dinner... they make excellent main courses. more

Good Food, Bad Service 3/5/2008

We came here for brunch on the weekend. There was some live music. We were seated right away. We liked our food. In fact, we were talking about what we'd order the next time we came. Definitely the eggs benedict with smoked salmon. But then we ran out of coffee. And they never brought any bread. And no one came by to check on us for a very long time. When the waitress finally did swing by my girlfriend, she sweetly said that I never got the muffin I ordered. The waitress seemed very miffed and said sarcastically, ""I'm only human. Sometimes we forget things"" and then stalked off. Umm, okay. No one ever accused you of being less than human. We just were hoping to get the things we ordered by politely reminding you since we recognize that you are only human and that sometimes humans forget things. She never returned. Someone else brought the muffin (which was quite tasty, by the way) and the check. And then they never returned. We ended up giving the bus boy our payment. He was very nice and unfortunately for him, he has to work with jerks. Pros: Good food Cons: No Service more

Great Food and Service 12/6/2007

I love this little neighborhood bistro and have been a regular there for many years. The food and specials are terrific and the service very caring. Try a Croque Monsieur. It's delicious. more

avoid weekends 11/10/2007

i really love this restaurant i guss the service and food Pros: good food Cons: not so good service more

Gives French Cafes a bad name! Don't waste your time and money! 9/11/2007

I was just there today on 9/11/07. This place has the dirtiest eating areas you can imagine. They don't even wipe the tables with solvent for the germs, they just use plain tap water. There were flies everywhere! The short/bald white guy that was waiting tables was extreamly rude. Why can't I just order a Latte and a Crossant? Why should I feel obligated to order some big meal even if I'm not hungry? There was hardly anyone there at the time anyway. But When I told him that I just wanted to order those two things he flipped and lied to me. He said ""That's fine because the kitchen just closed"" and he had an evil streak in his face like the look of Satan. 2 minutes later a couple comes in and sits down with menues and orders a meal. Now how could anyone order a meal there if the kitchen just closed for the day? Pros: NONE at all! Cons: Tastless Food, Nightmare service, Dirty restrooms, Dirty Dining area, Flies everywhere more


Dan 5/12/2007

A M A Z I N G. My all-time favorite place to eat lunch in Culver City (work at Sony Pictures). And I come to CL often during the weekend for brunch... The food? fantastic. The service? friendly, helpful - listen to their recommendations - very knowledgeable. If you ever go there on their crepe day (have a semi -rotating menu and specials), order the stuffed crepe (mind = blown... so good) Have brought some of my most jaded gourmand friends to brunch and they loved it more

Best couscous on tuesday 3/19/2007

First of all, i love just about everything about Cafe Laurent. I have been a customer there for about 3 years. i have enjoyed my every meal. OK for the bad reviewers, it can get a little hectic on sundays and lunch is busy. The service has a touch of french to it but eh..c'est la vie ! Pros: Love the food Cons: can be too busy more

Bad Brunch experience 12/19/2006

My husband and I ate there for the first and last time on Sunday, December 17th for brunch. The service was OK but the food was tasteless and the potatoes with the egg dishes were disgusting and slimy, covered in some congealed oil or fat. We both got sick from the food and I suspect it was the potatoes although I only ate a few forks full. Cons: Bad food more

Terrible Customer Service, Good Food 10/7/2006

I've been a regular at this restaurant for over a year now. The food is good and the atmosphere is nice, HOWEVER, the service on my most recent visit was horrible! My husband and I went for Sunday Brunch and ended up leaving without so much as a drink on the table. The host sat us and we waited for 15 minutes with the menus on the table. No one ever bothered to come and take our order, they were busy, but there was not a wait and many tables were open. After waiting too long, without so much as a look in our direction we decided to leave. The host looked at us as we were leaving and I said we'd been waiting for 15 minutes and no one had even bothered, at the very least, to take a drink order. No response, no apology, he just let us walk out the door. Needless to say they lost a loyal customer. It's amazing how one bad experience can really sour you on a place. Pros: Food Cons: SERVICE more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Colorful French linens cover the tables, complementing the vibrant yellow interior and dark red exterior of this Parisian enclave. Full-length windows span two walls, while...

  • 8/25/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tuesday To Sunday From 07:30 AM To 02:30 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Park West
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