“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.”
Recently I had the pleasure of eating at Kitchen Mouse L.A. with a couple of friends during a work function. A M A Z I N G in every capital, bold and italic expression possible!!! For those that aren’t yet familiar Kitchen Mouse started almost 4 years ago as a small catering business in owner Erica Daking’s home kitchen, cooking for friends and private dinners. Soon, word got out of Erica’s modern spin of gluten free, vegan food that not only invited the health conscious to enjoy, but everyone else too. Her plant-based, farmer’s market food booms with California flavor and drew such a crowd that it grew out of her house and into something much bigger. Kitchen Mouse Cafe opened up its doors in May of 2014 in Highland Park.
So let’s start with decor. Natural, boho, chic and organic is the terms I would use to describe the overall feel of this cafe. It’s actually quite big unlike most L.A. cafes. We had no problem finding seating! So next lets discuss the menu. There are tons of great options which all are fresh and healthy. Just enough options so that you don’t feel overly anxious trying to decide between pages and pages of options. I went with the breakfast sandwich. Seriously, unbelievably delicious. Full of flavors both spicy, fresh, warm, cold and hearty. Also, let me mention this was no small sandwich, there portions are huge! Overall, I give Kitchen Mouse a HUGE 10!!! The customer service was amazing, the food was BEYOND my expectations and the feel of the cafe was comfortable and cozy. Definitely will be back for more.