Saturday, March 6, 2010

Syrup Desserts in Downtown LA



I just had the most fabulous morning courtesy of Syrup Desserts! Located in Downtown LA on Spring and 6th--this cute, quaint establishment is totally unexpected. Upon entering, you are greeted with tables, artwork, and the pastries. Yup, pastries. We decided to forgo these treats and get more of a meal though.

The Syrup Dessert menu (which you must check out!) was a bit scary for me. I am a plain gal that goes for the familiar. In a world full of flavors, I am vanilla. However, I tried to break out of my shell for the experience. In addition to coffees, teas, ice creams, waffles, and crepes, the menu has a grilled cheese section. Now these weren't any ordinary grilled cheese sandwiches, they were crazy grilled cheese sandwiches!


Each of these sandwiches came with fresh fruit inside them. I know that cheese and fruit go together--but grilled together with bread? Yes, it totally works! I selected the Nutella and banana. For some reason this isn't on the menu that I linked to in the above paragraph, so let me break it down. Nutella, banana, and cheddar cheese on walnut raisin bread. If you are thinking to yourself that this sounds nasty, that's OK. I was terrified that it was going to be gross, too. But it was fantastic. Paired with fresh fruit and a caramel macchiato, it was a terrific meal. All of that for a mere $10!




The place is two stories and set up as a modern loft. We headed upstairs to sit in two oversized swivel chairs that overlooked the downstairs area. The eatery was complete with books to read, board games to play, and free wifi. Hours upon hours could easily be spent here.

If you live in the LA area, or are ever come to visit, I highly suggest visiting Syrup Desserts. It will certainly take you by surprise!

24 comments:

* Reena Rai * said...

Sounds like a yummy place, nutella and banana! will be sure to visit if I'm ever in LA!

Leah said...

Grilled cheese sandwich is one of my faves but I never tried grilled cheese with fruits. Although Nutella and bananas together, I do that. Hmmmmm... sounds interesting!

I have to check out this place on my next visit to LA. xoxo

Meg said...

I love grilled cheese sandwiches. Maybe next time I will add some fruit.

Kris said...

Grilled cheese? Crepes? That would make any jaded NYC gal rush herself on a plane to LA!!

J said...

OMG that looks super delish!! i totally want to try it if im in the area!

Viva La Fashion said...

yum! :D

Trendology said...

Nutella is one of my favorite products. But that combination sounds...strange. AND YET - I really want to try it!!

marian said...

sounds gorgeous, now im hungry after reading that!
xoxo
marian.

Sweety P said...

I would love to go there!

Emma said...

The decor is amazing!! I am all about new food places! I wish we had one here! xoe

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Syed (dapper kid) said...

A grilled cheese fruit sandwich sounds weird, haha but I so tempted to try and make one now!

Stephanie said...

Mmmhmm, it looks delish! If I ever visit, I am most definately going to check it out. Tres chic!

Kisses,
Stephanie

Steph said...

Sounds like a fun place!!! I have put it on my list of places I want to try when I come to visit :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

That sounds like such a fun place!! AND I am drooling a little. Not that I go to LA often...but I will try to remember it! :)

Lovely Scribbles said...

Wow, this sounds like such a fun, little cafe - love that they have books and games! Very cool!

Savvy Gal said...

Wow, it looks so yummy. Will put this down when I am in the area. Btw, I have a new giveaway: Marc Jacob earrings.

Jules said...

That place looks fantastic and I love trying new things. When I go to a fondue restaurant I’ll dip apples into the cheese, but that’s about it. I’m so funny when it comes to sweet things and hearty/meatier things. I would probably try that sandwich though ;) It also sounds like a great deal and I love that you can play board games there. That sounds fun!

I hope you had a great weekend!

ThingsToDoWithKids said...

Next time I have a night off of being "mommy" we should totally do this.

Kristin said...

That looks like my kinda joint. Yum!

J'Adore Fashion said...

wow! that looks SO good! nice insight! xx

The Pink Tutu said...

How delicious! I love grilled cheese with pears and a white cheese. Yum!

Kelley Anne said...

That looks so good. Its funny, the view from upstairs looks just like one of my favorite cafes near where my husband works. Strange.

Juliana said...

VERY yummy, I will have to check it out next time I am in California. I am now following your blog! Hope you had a great weekend!