Tart: Breakfast for the Well-Heeled Hussy
Twice Baked Potato Omelet (above) & Warm Walnut Sour Cream Walnut Coffee Cake (below left) | Photos by Lindsay William-Ross/LAist
Recently Tart, the restaurant that's a part of the Farmer's Daughter Hotel, underwent a menu revamp, and LAist was on hand to check out some of the new bites. Not long after, when the urge to indulge in a breakfast more meaningful than a packet of instant oatmeal came up, it was over to Tart we went to check out their morning offerings.
Tart's kitschy slogan is: "Cookin'--The Oldest Profession" so it's no surprise their menu is fairly traditional with some clever twists on breakfast standards and favorites. We wanted a bit of sweet and a bit of savory, so we ordered up the intriguing Twice Baked Potato Omelet (with shredded potatoes, spring onions, cured ham, aged cheddar, and sour cream) and the French Toast (brioche with strawberries and powdered sugar). To get things going wile we sipped our morning brew we sampled the Warm Walnut Sour Cream Coffee Cake, which was, as promised, served warm. It was surprisingly light and crumbly, and the sweetness pleasantly curbed by the walnut and sour cream's gentle bite.
It was very pleasant to sit back and relax and enjoy the inviting atmosphere. Tart offers indoor seating as well as an outdoor patio, and on this overcast morning we opted for a cozy inside table. For our breakfast experience we had the added bonus of being there for one of those "oh, only in LA" kinds of moments when we realized that the patio was being prepped for the imminent arrival of a pseudo-celeb and her raison d'etre camera crew, aka Heidi Montag of The Hills. It seemed our omelet would be arriving not only with a side of hash browns, but also a side of a slice of faux-reality life.