Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Farewell Coffee Table, Farewell
I come to you this week to talk about the closing of a great local restaurant.
The Coffee Table in Silverlake closed its doors last week and the neighborhood will really miss this great little place that offered not only great breakfast foods, but coffee and of course, sandwiches.
Now, way back before my first post here on The Danger Sandwich, I visited The Coffee Table and ordered a Portobello Mushroom Burger that was supposed to be my first sandwich review. And it turns out I never used that sandwich for any review because I had started to visit so many other great places that I kept pushing The Coffee Table back into my "To Use If Necessary" file. Well now with the recent events, I figured why not use it?
I even scribbled down notes of the sandwich afterwards, just do I wouldn't forget when I finally got around to it.
For my first foray into the world of sandwich reviewing I decided to take the Portobello Mushroom sandwich for a ride and was pleasantly surprised. As I've noted in the past about the problems of cooking mushrooms, you can easily turn a delicious and perfectly ripe mushroom into mush with just a second too long on the grill, but this managed to do it just right.
Ah heck, enough about the sandwich.
The best part about this place is that it was an excellent local place to gather and enjoy the scenery and chat with friends. With a covered outdoor patio and a very cool indoor coffee shop vibe, this place had it all, and was in a very cool neighborhood.
It's always a shame to see a place like this go, and especially what it was going for.
Apparently the developers that will be working with the property plan to turn the area into a building of condos and a small retail area to accompany it.
What an odd addition to a neighborhood that is anything but condos and high profile retail centers.
Until next week, Readers! Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite local place to eat, drink or catch up with friends.
Portabella Mushroom Sandwich
The Coffee Table
2930 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039