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I finally tried this vegan restaurant at the end of Abbot Kinney for brunch last Sunday and was floored at how flavorful and delicious the dishes were. I tried some of their most popular dishes including the polenta scramble, ginger compressed peach salad, black bean bowl, magic myrna potato bowl and ice cream sandwich.
The polenta scramble with wild mushrooms and sweet potato hash was super creamy and full of flavor. The peaches in the ginger compressed peach salad were so sweet and fresh like they were just picked that morning. The black bean bowl packed a lot of flavor with the fluffy rice and guacamole.
The magic myrna potato bowl was my favorite. The potatoes were sweet and bought locally from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market and the harissa sauce added an amazing, unexpected edge. For dessert, a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. The cookie was the perfect mix of salty and sweet and the cashew milk ice cream was creamy and delicious! My family and I found ourselves going “mmmm” after every bite.
If you want to book an intimate gathering, they have a private wine room on the outside patio that serves organic wine. They also have a cooking school upstairs if you are interested in learning some raw and vegan cooking skills.
We sat on the outdoor patio and it felt like we were on vacation in the South of France, surrounded by olive and fig trees, herb gardens, flowers and rustic, wooden tables. Inside is just as beautiful, with French Oak floors, marble tables and a cozy fireplace. The patio is probably gorgeous at night, with the twinkling lights throughout the trees. This place wins for best ambiance. I will be booking my dinner reservation soon!