What’s better than homemade Belgium waffles and curated coffees at Met Her at a Bar? The story of how the cafe’s owners met… Here’s a hint: They met at a bar on the sunset strip! 😉 A few years later, they opened this cafe together on La Brea, based everything they say that they love: people, waffles and coffee (and spending time with each other). Self described as “Your hip little neighborhood café” this place is the brunch place of all brunch places in the Miracle Mile/Mid-City neighborhood.
Anytime I’ve walked or driven by this place, it’s been poppin’ no matter what time or day of the week. The servers are great at moving people in and out of the restaurant fast, delivering hot and fresh waffle fare as fast as humanly possible–so you won’t have to wait very long even if you arrive at peak brunch time.
The small space inside is packed with people (but that’s part of its charm), it’s loud and chaotic, filled with love and lively conversation. I appreciate that there’s a photo of each waffle up above the bar space where you can order to-go, because each and every one of the waffles is perfectly captured in in classic LA Instagrammable fashion.
Alongside the aesthetically pleasing food, it’s also a friendly and casual place to hang out with friends and enjoy a neighborly vibe no matter where you’re from. If you love “hole in the wall” type places–even though this spot is relatively well-known, it still feels like somewhere you can come to spend time with friends on a weekend eating yummy food, and recapping whatever happened downtown the night before.
Met Her at a Bar’s flagship dish is known to be the “Thai-style chicken and waffles.” That’s the best part of this place, in my opinion is the eclectic take on the classic “waffle” brunch dish. There’s also an Italian style waffle with fried chicken and Alfredo sauce, Waffle + Lox, a “Vegan” salted caramel waffle, the”OMG Oreo Waffle Fudge” which is more of a dessert and topped with ice cream, fudge and whipped cream and but still sounds delicious for any meal–and “The Flintstone Waffle,” also a desserty offering topped with ice cream, fruity pebbles, and srème brûlée sauce.
I personally enjoyed the “(Now This is Love) Waffletella” which was topped with strawberries, bananas, Nutella and whipped cream. Heaven on a plate.
Conner ordered the “(You Make Me) Wake Up Happy” which was a waffle with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and maple butter. YUM.
Met Her at a Bar is located at 759 South La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036.
It’s a small, locally owned business in the Miracle Mile/Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles. Right now they’re offering to-go orders, including takeout and delivery from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. You can call their phone number (323) 847-5013 or order online at www.metheratabar.com.
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