Fall is the season for sweets and drinks to tempt and delight, and on Melrose Ave. there are no shortage of either pleasure.
At the charming Viennese bakery, La Chouquette, owner Elodie Darmon says there are a variety of fall treats on the menu. “We have an éclair with walnuts, honey, and pumpkin cream, and another that is made with dark chocolate and tangerine.” While these desserts are the taste and colors of autumn, she has two other offerings that offer the taste of season, too. “We have apple cinnamon caramelized apples with whipped cream, cinnamon, and salted caramel as a topping. And of course, we plan to be making some pumpkin pies, as well.”
7350C Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Chef Josette Le Blonde is offering a variety of delicious seasonal pies and tarts at her new just-off Melrose Ave. location. “I’ll be having pumpkin, sweet potato, apple, cherry, and pecan,” she says. Come Thanksgiving time, there will be more specialties of the house, such as seasonal quiches like Zucchini, Ham and Cheese, and Mushroom with Dry Tomato. She’ll be serving up turkey with stuffing and all the fixings, too.
Chef Josette At Maison Richard
707 N. Stanley Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
At the Melrose Ave. outpost of Winchell’s Donuts, you’ll also find sweets fit for the season. Muffins such as the Apple Spice, redolent of cinnamon or Cranberry Orange fit the fall mood. And when it comes to donuts, the maple iced and cinnamon sugar are perfect with a fresh brewed caramel flavored coffee. You’ll find pumpkin muffins and donuts, too.
7158 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
At the cozy Le Crème Café, manager Anna says pumpkin macarons are on the menu for dessert, while the café’s coffees are also getting into the seasonal spirit. “We have pumpkin spice for both our lattes and our cappuccino,” she says.
Le Crème Café
7376 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
At The Parlor, this convivial sports bar offers seasonal pumpkin beers on tap plus Angry Orchard Cider. Stepping from the bar into dining and desserts, don’t miss the Drunken Bread Pudding with rum caramel sauce and cinnamon.
7250 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Fall is football season, and at The Sandbox, the seasonal treat is NFL on the television and 2 for 1 drinks at Sunday sports brunch all day long. The seasonal offering here is the Autumn Omelet, with spinach, mushrooms, goat cheese, diced bacon and roasted potatoes. Looking for something sweet for brunch? Try the Cinnamon Toast spiced cereal milk with Jack Daniels honey whiskey. Touchdown!
7174 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
While Sunday roast beef or chicken dinners are served year ‘round, there’s something quintessentially autumn about a sit-down Sunday dinner that also includes the restaurant and pub’s renowned Yorkshire pudding with pan gravy and seasonal veggies.
The Village Idiot
7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046