We are always amazed at the bounty of families coming to Los Angeles to set up tiny restaurants where they share traditional cuisine from their native countries. One such treasure is Honey Bee’s House of Breakfast.
The quaint space is warm and inviting with dark woods and burnt orange walls. And yes they do serve breakfast, but what we found most intriguing is the Salvadorian food that permeates the menu.
Great prices, homestyle cooking, overflowing plates and charming hosts make Honey Bee’s a place we feel right at home. We warmed up our palate with pupusas, thick corn flat breads stuffed with a variety of ingredients.
There are a number of pupusas to try and being unable to chose we went with the rebuelta, a blending of cheese, beans and pork inside a firm, thick corn packet. The warm, melted cheese filling is gooey and delightful interspersed with fried pork and creamy beans. Served alongside is a crunchy mix of cool, mildly pickled cabbage and vegetables, adding a refreshing tang to the comforting pupusas.
El super clásico breakfast offers a traditional taste of Salvadorian specialties. First a green pepper, tomato, and onion scramble of creamy eggs can be enhanced with a few shots of salsa to pop the flavors, although that is hardly necessary. Also on the plate we found fresh avocado slices, a hunk of hard, crumbly, salty cheese, a mix of starchy rice and beans called casamiento (married, referring to the union of the two), sausage, sweet caramelized plantains, crema and two thick corn tortillas.
This substantial meal radiates with textures as well as sweet and savory flavors. The coarse sausage, snap under the teeth and provide a mild, yet well spiced experience that adds a smoky essence to the platter.
American breakfasts of pancakes, waffles, eggs, ham, bacon or omelets are available to mix and match with any of the Salvadorian dishes.
For early breakfast, brunch or lunch in an adorable, homespun spot where overflowing plates are both exciting and extremely satisfying, Honey Bee’s House of Breakfast is a sweet spot to start the day.
Honey Bee’s House of Breakfast, 4715 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016 Phone – 323-731-7203 web site – honeybeeshob.com