Curbside Cafe is an eclectic Californian restaurant with a French twist. We are known for our delicious brunches, but our wonderful regular customers ... More
Curbside Cafe is an eclectic Californian restaurant with a French twist. We are known for our delicious brunches, but our wonderful regular customers will tell you that the dinners are scrumptious as well. This is a place where the decor is artistic, the ambiance is cozy. You are welcome to come with a group for brunch, dress up and bring a date for dinner, or come alone and enjoy a glass of wine with your meal.
The restaurant is great unfortunately they have a really terrible waitress. She had 3 tables but acted like she had 10. When I asked her if I could have bread she said no that they don't serve bread with sandwiches because it is on bread. I told her I was hungry and that I just wanted something to nibble on while waiting for the meal and that I would pay for it. She never brought the bread. I have to say I have never had to argue to get food at a restaurant. We were there for about 40 minutes and she smoked three cigarettes in that short time. She let one woman sit there and she never took her order. The woman got up and left. This waitress is horrible they need to send here on her way!
I came here for a Sunday brunch and I walked away with mixed feelings. The restaurant is quite small, with only about 14 tables. All of the tables were packed pretty close together, so be prepared to get comfortable with your neighbors. The service was attentive and timely. There was never a moment when we were waiting to give an order or to get refills.
The food however was a bit disappointing. I ordered the classic eggs benedict topped with avacado, and it was average. The portions of ham were very small and the poaced eggs were not cooked that well. Plus they gave me a very small portion of potatoes.
We also tried one of their 'south of the border' dishes and it was unimpressive. It basically consisted of lots of cheese, tortilla chips, black beans, and salsa.
This place was ok, but I feel there are much better brunch restaurants in the area, such as Elite Cafe, and Ella's.
Cute place and good food -- I like the huevos rancheros and scrambled eggs with chorizo . . . mmmm. It gets busy on weekends so get there a little early, put your name on the list, and grab a coffee or window shop on Filmore.