Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: Yelp Black Elite Event: BBCM – 5/5 Stars

The Butcher, The Baker & The Cappuccino Maker
Breakfast & Brunch, Salad, Sandwiches
8653 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Coworker: Where are you going again? Me: “The Butcher, Bartender, Barista, I think?”

When I was searching for this place, I couldn’t remember the 13 syllable name of this cafe (The Butcher, The Baker & The Cappuccino Maker) so I typed “the butcher, the barista” in Yelp and the search resulted in all the butcheries in the Los Angeles area. This place is a newer addition to the Sunset Strip, a bistro cafe of sorts, and the layout surprisingly is roomy for such a new place. It consists of what used to be TWO storefronts on the Sunset Strip. They have this outdoor patio area in the middle, with a restaurant/bar to the right and a really beautiful second indoor space for private events on the left, which I think used to be a gift shop years back. The bar part of this restaurant used to be a crummy Italian restaurant a few years back and the remodeling for this new restaurant offers so much more of a lighter, open, and pleasing vibe.

Many of us began at the bar on the right and many of us left full and sloshed from the private event room on the left. I am relying on everyone else for food and drink specifics because there was a lot to cover. All I know is that I had a 1. stiff coffee (I requested without cream so mine was stiffer than thine) 2. 1/2 of a very tall bloody mary 3. white wine 4. red wine. By the end of the night, I ended up taking home Yelp mints, a woman’s t-shirt, and 1 1/2 orders of the Vegan Grain Bowl. We also got like ten or so food items to try. I feel like the house specialist for this Vegan Grain Bowl because I had so much of it. So I’ll just leave a tiny review of what I thought of it. The Vegan Grain Bowl comes with A LOT of carrot salad and grain. I give credit for that stuff sopping up all that alcohol I had. There wasn’t enough of the marinated tofu, avocados. But enough of the alfalfa sprouts and orange peels. The table, and I concur, agree that the tofu was excellent. But it would have been awesome to get more of the marinated tofu and avocado because there was so much grain. All I can say about that is I had a very healthy sobering ‘oatmeal’ this morning. 🙂

I signed up for this event because it was one of the first Gold/Black Yelp Elite events I noticed that offered a few vegan options. Even though I didn’t eat like 7 out of the 10 or so food offerings they gave us, I left like filled to the brim with salads. This event lasted about three hours and let me tell you, I felt spoiled! It was very well done. I work close by near Melrose/La Cienega and walked my bike to the top of the hill here. I ended the night walking down the hill with my bike, passing the Chateau Marmont, seeing all the bright lights of beautiful ugly traffic passing me, and enjoying the cooling breeze at night.

Useful:Funny:Cool: 3