Flore Lives Up To Its Hype

Portobello Sandwich - Flore Cafe

Portobello Sandwich - Flore

Thanks to Kevin and Foodeater for catching our error.  The restaurant we reviewed here is Flore, not Flore Cafe.  My mistake, I googled Flore for the address and got confused.  That happens people... I write my posts late at night.   Sorry for any confusion  I may have caused.  But hey, I understand Flore Cafe is just as good, but with some vegetarian options.  So if you read this review and went there instead, you probably enjoyed yourself.

We've been spending a bit more time over in Silver Lake, a trendy neighborhood in Los Angeles.  Silver Lake has a variety of vegan restaurants...  Flore being one of them.  We've been hearing wonderful things about Flore and had been meaning to try them for a long time.  But the reviews all seem to say that the place is cramped and the service slow... and there's no air conditioning... which means it's pretty much off limits in Los Angeles from March until November.  (Okay, that might be an exaggeration.)

Vegan Quesadilla - Flore Cafe

Vegan Quesadilla - Flore Cafe

OMG!  Delicious!  Jane had the Portobello Sandwich and I had the Quesadilla.   The Quesadilla edged out the Portobello Sandwich for best meal.  But when I tell you they were both delicious, I mean we're still reminiscing about that meal.

As for the restaurant itself, the ambiance is definitely lacking.  It's crowded, there are loaves of bread and all sorts of inventory items stocked on every surface.   Did I mention it's crowded?  And the service is slow... but we found the waitstaff to be very friendly and helpful.

The restaurant is located at 3818 W. Sunset Blvd., Silverlake (Los Angeles), CA  90026.  Call for their hours:  323-953-0611

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Comments

  1. I think your review might have been for Flore itself. Flore Cafe is a little down the street. I’m a big fan of Flore Cafe. Whenever I’ve been there, it’s been pretty empty, unlike Flore which is always crowded. Plus the overall vibe is much nicer. And if you’re ever there for breakfast, the tofu benediction is amazing!

  2. Kevin’s right, the spot at 3206 W Sunset Blvd is “Flore Cafe”. The original Flore (which serves the quesidilla you reviewed) is at 3818 W. Sunset Blvd, just a few blocks away (this seems to be the one you actually ate at). The addresses are screwed up on Yelp. Owned by the same folks and with similar menus, but they don’t both serve all the same stuff. Flore Cafe is usually not as busy and it’s rather cute inside… most of the service, heat and space complaints are about Flore, not Flore Cafe…though I think a lot of the complaints are exaggerated as both places are great. You guys got my two favorite items there!

  3. You have just given me another good reason to live in California – which by the way I don’t LOL Food looks delicious – thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Yikes!! Thanks Kevin and Foodeater for catching my error! (Damn that Yelp!) We’re planning on heading over to Cafe either this weekend or next — we’re just waiting to firm up plans. Will have to try the tofu benediction.

    Hi River,
    There are lots of good reasons to live here. :-) But having vegan food options is definitely a plus! If you do come to the LA region, let us know and we’ll share some of our favorites with you!

  5. 2 restaurants, same owner, similar menu, same street, virtually the same name. It’s an easy mistake to make! :)

  6. We have central a/c now!

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