Ξ February 16th, 2009 | → 1 Comments | ∇ 90065, Coffee, Food, Glassell Park |
Butter Tart Cafe represents so much of the promise that Northeast Los Angeles holds. In the Glassell Park space previously occupied by a dive bar (not in the cute way), and I believe briefly by a Filipino restaurant, Butter Tart Cafe has opened a modern, clean cafe with brilliant natural light. I’d never had the eponymous Canadian sweet before my recent visit, but it was certainly worth the trip. I chose the bacon butter tart over the plain and bacon and parmesan, and although I’m not usually a fan of sweet and savory (Hawaiian pizza, are you listening?), I was pretty impressed by the dish’s richness (I suppose due to two types of animal fat). Imagine a pecan pie with bacon instead of pecans. The coffee was good and the service was friendly. Their hours had been spotty but have recently expanded to include lunch and a menu of sandwiches. Next time you’re on your way to Starbucks, keep your money local and try someplace new.
Butter Tart Cafe 4126 Verdugo Rd.