It was always a shame to see that prime Cafe Stella patio seating at ground zero of Sunset Junction going to waste. After all, the stretch of Sunset Boulevard, from Descanso to Fountain, is home to one of L.A.'s most bloodthirsty brunch corridors (Dusty's, Millie's, Madame Matisse, Flore, Town & Country, Cafe Tropical, Cliff's Edge, Good, Casbah, Malo, Local and more).
Cafe Stella will now bring its classic French fare into this frenzied summer food-and-drink milieu, and not just on the weekends. The restaurant has announced brunch service Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the menu: brioche with clarified butter, fleur de sel and maple syrup; Moroccan eggs with Merguez lamb sausage; lemon-ricotta pancakes; eggs Benedict and a special housemade Stella morning bun.
As an added bonus, any coffee drinks you order will be made by a barista next door at Intelligentsia and brought to your table by your server. Not in the mood for coffee? There'll be a variety of alcoholic beverages, including a bay leaf blackberry mimosa.
Cafe Stella, 3932 W. Sunset Blvd. (323) 666-0265.
-- Jessica Gelt
Photo: Cafe Stella owner Gareth Kantner gets excited about the Stella morning bun. Credit: Cafe Stella.