It’s no secret Angelenos love brunch-time! A newly inducted member of L.A.’s breakfast/brunch/lunch family, Sweet Butter Kitchen, Café, and Market delights San Fernando Valley’s locals and visitors with its fresh menu, open-air seating, and cozy atmosphere. Leslie Danelian and husband Rick Berge opened this homey Sherman Oaks eatery located on bustling Ventura Boulevard following the resounding success of Leslie’s Sweet Somethings Catering Company.
Peruse the marketplace for seasonal and year-round artisan products, many of which are used in the adjoining open-view kitchen. Feel free to pick up staples like salt and coffee or grab a tasty box lunch-on-the-go, loaded with choice of ficelle (baguette) sandwich, side salad, housemade chips and cookie du jour. Order your food at the counter, and then allow a helpful host to guide you to an unoccupied table if you’re planning on dining in.
Stopping by for breakfast? Most items like Croque Madame with béchamel and gruyere are served all day long, while porridge (made from uber-healthy steel cut oats!) feeds early bird customers until 10:30am. A popular spot for power lunches, Sweet Butter cooks up lunch faves like grilled turkey and fig jam sandwich or kale chopped salad for industry bigwigs negotiating deals and wooing potential clients seated on the wrap-a-round patio.
Need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up? Valley hipsters salivate for the café’s Intelligentsia coffee and tea selection. Sweet Butter’s satisfying satiables are worth the wait, especially on weekends when the line stretches to forever but moves faster than you can say ‘grilled nutella sandwich.’ Sweet Butter Kitchen, Café, and Market serves up delicious artisanal grub daily from 8am to 6pm.