Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: Du-Par’s Restaurant and Bakery – 2/5 Stars

Du-Pars Restaurant and Bakery – CLOSED
Bakeries, American (Traditional), Breakfast & Brunch
12036 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

It was important that my friend take me here because “David Lynch was once here writing Twin Peaks” and at the same time I come here having irreverent flashbacks of the same era. The amazingly awful gold chandeliers, carpet, and brown furniture hit me with memories of growing up and eating at a diner in Morris County, New Jersey circa 1990. I was 7 years old and eating a tiny bowl of macaroni and cheese in red glasses and an ugly sweater with a turtleneck underneath. All of my relatives who later died of cancers and dementias were not decrepit-looking yet and eating varying forms of diner meat with opaque gravies and cream sauces.

There is nothing I would eat here anymore, so I had coffee and watched my friend enjoy his chicken noodle soup and boysenberry pie. I would have been fine with just drinking a good, strong coffee from a lipstick-smudged and scratched-up mug the waiter had given me, had the lipstick smudge been just on the outer brim on one side. Nope. The pink lipstick was actually way more apparent on the underside of the mug, upstaged by heavy scratches all along the other side of the mug. (See picture.) Perhaps a waitress was having a bad day in the break-room, but how and why did I get her dirty, scratched-up break-room mug when everyone else near us had clean, different shaped, and brand new mugs? I can see how David Lynch found inspiration for a murder mystery here.

Too bad the coffee was good, or else this lipstick-smudged scratched-up mug would have seen a stale muddy brew go to waste.

Useful:Funny:Cool: 5