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Mustard Seed Cafe

$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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1948 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027-2712
+1 323-660-0670
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles,CA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

A solid neighborhood diner with casual vibe, in contrast to the more uppity Alcove across the street. Food is homey and good. The decor is greasy-spoon diner-like, in a very appealing way. Indoor seating and a few outdoor tables. Crowd is neighborhood and hipster. Reasonably-priced. I love having a place like this in my neighborhood for breakfast/brunch/lunch.

Thank davyc71
Lancaster, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorites, when I'm in LA. I go absolutely nuts for their Grilled Eggplant and goat cheese sandwich! At one time I used to work down the street and would visit often just for that sandwich. My fav! I've tried some of their other dishes, all good. A cool corner cafe with sidewalk seating. You should try it... More 

Thank VNSmith
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I was encouraged to try the Chai Tea Latte at this cafe, and I must say it was one of the best tasting beverages I've ever had. Up until then I've never had a Chai Tea Latte but at this place they're incredible.

1 Thank Chris F
Los Angeles, CA
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

My wife and I used to go to the Mustard Seed regularly when we lived in Silver Lake up until 2012. We enjoyed the service, and the food was first rate. Last weekend we had business in the neighborhood, and decided to have brunch there. It was at best, a mixed bag. My wife had the soup/salad lunch with Mustard... More 

1 Thank Joel_Sandra
hollywood, california
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206 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

Lots of delicious dishes to choose from! Because of self imposed diet restrictions I'm usually limited to a choice between two or three items...not so here. There were well over 2 dozen items that appealed to me! Great food...don't miss.

1 Thank Jack C
Cleveland, OH
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

My daughter has taken me to Mustard Seed on every visit to the Silver Lake area and have enjoyed both breakfast and lunches. We shared a couple of salads on this late morning visit and they were excellent.

Thank Maymap
Alpharetta, Georgia
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

This resturant serves decent breakfest. Small space somewhat dated as to tables not even on floor and crowded for 4 people. Could use a fix up without losing old style feeling. Would return if my favorites were to crowded.

Thank joe e
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went to this cafe for breakfast and the food was terrible. The waiter recommended an egg dish with basil and tomatoes. We were one of two tables filled at this point. Our food came out completely cold, and totally unappetizing. It came with 3 broccoli florets which were also cold. The potatoes had no taste. I don't know what... More 

Thank 309Nancy1969
Santa Clarita
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the second time I've gone to The Mustard Seed Café and it's on its way to becoming my favorite Silver lake restaurant. This time I ordered the Vegetarian Melt with goat cheese and it was delicious. I've had a lot of vegetable sandwiches. This one was not only stuffed full of an interesting variety of veggies but it... More 

1 Thank CCdiner
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wonderful food, great crew, mostly organic well worth visit on the great restaurant strip that is Hillhurst! check out the red slaw...delicious

Thank Suzan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $14
Cafe, International, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1948 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027-2712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-660-0670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?