Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cafe Bravo - Today's Lunch

One of my regular lunch spots in the neighborhood is Cafe Bravo on Hyperion in Silverlake. I used to frequent their original location in Glendale, but this is closer. It's been open for under a year and it's a great addition to Eastside Middle Eastern/Armenian eats. Cafe Bravo specializes in kebabs. I've had the chicken breast, regular chicken (thigh meat), and lamb, and can attest that all are superb. They grill the kebabs to order, so it can be a little bit of a wait if you're starving. But well worth it for a healthy meal under ten dollars.

Chicken breast overcooks easily when grilled, so it's a testament to their technique that every time, it arrives at the table tender and moist. Today, I ordered the vegetarian plate. I chose tabbouleh, hummus, ikra (eggplant spread), and shirazi (a diced tomato & cucumber salad). With that, I got a grilled chicken breast kebab, a grilled tomato, a grilled green pepper, and a side order of their garlic sauce (as good as Zankou's). All kebabs come with warmed pita bread. I assembled my food into one very tasty sandwich. Fair warning: the portions are quite generous, so you're likely gonna end up with leftovers.

Cafe Bravo
2662 Hyperion Ave (at Griffith Park Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 912-1111

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