Sunday, October 11, 2009
Elf Cafe-Hidden Organic Eats
You might have to search all night to find the Elf Cafe, biking up and down Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park. Elf Cafe has no sign indicating their location and the dim lights inside the restaurant make it hard to identify. The cafe seats around 20 people with a few tables outside. It may seem like a challenge to get a table here, but once you are sat to eat it is worth the wait. The eclectic atmosphere and the Mediterranean menu transport you to another time and place. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is as god as it gets. Original, organic, vegetarian recipes. They also offer vegan and raw options. Elf changes their menu daily and they rely on local organic produce to craft their menu. This hidden gem does not have a formal website, but you can find them on myspace and yelp and they have also had articles in the Los Angeles Times and Flaunt Magazine to name a few. The restaurant is BYOB with no corkage fee, so a grab an organic bottle of wine, sip and savor.