It seems that I've found a new tradition in going to Unique LA (shout out to Sonja Rasula!) and having brunch afterwards at Tiara Cafe. Conveniently across the street from California Market, where Unique LA takes place on the penthouse floors, it's an easy choice for me after shopping for crafty goods. Plus, since parking is rough in downtown LA, as much as I know there are GREAT places around, it's hard to want to re-park after getting the 6 dollar special rate parking from Unique LA.
I've been here 3 times - the first time when Starry Kitchen was here and would take over their kitchen - that was an amazing dinner - and 2 other times for brunch.
Here's what I had:
Delicious! Poached eggs, hollandaise, lovely short rib medley with fingerling potatoes, and a little wilted greenery. Upon piercing the yoke and letting the runny egg mix with all of the items on the plate, it brought everything together. Comfort brunch at its' best. This was perfect on a cold, LA winter day.
On my first brunch at Tiara, i had this:
Pretty solid breakfast sandwich, although I think the short rib hash I had more recently was superior to this.
Service is ok, decor is a little wacky (think princess taking acid, then decorating her room) parking is rough around that area but as I mentioned earlier, if you're around there I think it's a great place to stop in.
127 E 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015