If I had two daughters I’d totally want to name one Poppy since I already have a Rose. Floral themed offspring names, SO cute! This may be one of the reasons we ventured to downtown to check out Poppy + Rose (not really). The other, more important reason was the fried chicken (really).
Poppy + Rose is aptly named since it is located in the middle of Los Angeles’ flower district, right next to the Flower Mart. On Saturdays there’s a small farmer’s market out front which makes parking a little difficult. The meters in the neighborhood are a whopping $4 per hour and 2 hour max. The restaurant website says they validate structure parking, but I was not into trying to find where that particular lot was. We ended up parking on a nearby rooftop lot for $5 (beware: many lots advertise a $5 rate but add conditions like ‘not on Saturdays or for special events’).
What we ordered:
Two Egg Breakfast Plate $9.50
Buttermilk Fried Chicken + Waffle $13
Plain Bagel + Cream Cheese $4
Two Coffees $5
Fresh Squeezed OJ $3.50
For about $40 we had a great meal. Well, two of us did. One of us just snacked on puffs and tried escaping her high chair the whole time.
Couldn’t resist a close up of the super crispy batter. How can you go wrong with fried chicken first thing in the morning? Added bonus: they make their own hot sauce that is delicious on these fried birds.
While the food wasn’t out of this world, and the location is a bit tricky for us Valley kids to get to, it was a nice place to spend a Saturday morning with our little family. This place is no fuss, you order when you walk in and there’s plenty of seating + high chairs. The service is great (we got a few refills on coffee without even having to ask), and the crowd is not pretentious hipster so you can definitely take your loud little ones without feeling like you’re intruding.
Because lord knows, the only moment of peace we got during breakfast was this photograph of flowers being still:
Poppy + Rose 765 Wall St
Los Angeles, CA90014