Bottomless Champagne for under $7?! Our foodie friday just got a bit bubbly :)
Our fantastic sales manage, Jenna, has done it again. Keeping us updated on the best local brunch spots, she has provided us with a little review on a Culver City champagne gem Check it out below….
I have lived in Culver City for almost two years now, and had always meant to stop in at Overland Cafe for lunch. The problem was that every time I tried to go, the wait time for a table was far too long and I ended up leaving to go somewhere else where I knew I could get in quickly. This past weekend, I finally planned ahead and made reservations for brunch. This place embodies my view of what Culver City has become over the past few years – an up-and-coming city full of cool eclectic young adults. It’s close enough to the West-side to get to the beach within 10 minutes, but without the high cost of Venice or Santa Monica rent. The crowd in the restaurant seemed to be generally the under 30 demographic, definitely all locals, with very unique and expressive style. The restaurant itself didn’t have much going on aesthetically.. there was virtually nothing on the custard colored walls, aside from icicle Christmas lights along the perimeter, but the large windows provided nice natural light and some people-watching outside. In all honesty, the reason I was so interested in this place was the unlimited champagne brunch I had heard so much about. Yes, for $6.99 per person, you can have bottle after bottle of champagne right at your table – orange juice is optional, at an additional cost. For the price, the champagne was quite enjoyable, not too sweet, and caused no reason to complain. I can definitely see why there is always a long wait for a table at bunch-time.
The menu had all the usual breakfast items you’d find in any diner, but Matt and I decided to be a little more adventurous and each chose Eggs Benedict, mine with ham and his with salmon. I’m not easily impressed with Eggs Benedict, and I know now where to find, in my opinion, the best in the city, but I had high hopes so I gave it a try. While these do not rank as high as others I have had in Los Angeles, they were not bad. The eggs were runny, like they should be, and the Hollandaise sauce was satisfactory, yet I was unimpressed with the ham not being a full slice but rather thinly sliced ham which I can only assume came from a processed packet. It was still a tasty meal, and the strawberry french toast we ordered to split was very nice as well. If you know what to expect – pretty basic diner food – you will not be disappointed with your experience at Overland Cafe. All in all, I would go back just for the convenient location, the contemporary crowd, and the champagne brunch.
* If you want to try my favorite Eggs Benedict in LA, go to:
Figaro Bistrot in Los Feliz:
French Quarter Restaurant in West Hollywood: