Faith & Flower
Looking for the next location for girls brunch? Faith & Flower has the most beautiful ambiance and amazing food to match.
Faith & Flower is a go-to brunch spot that lives up to the hype. The beautiful decor, attention to detail (do you SEE these place-settings?) and high quality food will never disappoint. The menu is big enough for some uniquely delicious items to mesh with some dishes for even your pickiest girlfriend. The portions were perfect and we shared everything, as most of our group likes to try almost anything, but you can definitely order your own entrées as well - it's just not as fun!
The LA Factor
The beauty of this place is about as instagram-able as it gets. But the fact that it's located downtown keeps it on the classier side of the spectrum, and the crowd is pretty mellow. They definitely encourage sharing, and will cater to your tastes to a certain degree. But there's enough on the menu that you should be able to find something that works for you - plus these plates are so perfectly executed, why change a thing?
Honestly, everything here is special. But the Black Mission Fig Tartine was a standout dish for me. I'm a toast lover anyways, but top it with Cypress Goat Cheese (a local Northern California cheesemaker), beautiful Black Mission Figs, and sweet Coastal honey, and I'm sold. The bread was crispy and delicious, and it was the perfect amount of sweetness for someone who is usually more of a "savory" breakfast person.
Next we had the Prime Beef Picadillo, which was absolutely incredible. Two perfectly cooked sunnyside up eggs on top of picadillo, which is traditionally a beef stewed with tomatoes until it's tender and delicious, as well as some pattypan squash and garlic fried rice. There was just enough rice and meat to soak up the yolky deliciousness of the eggs, and the overall flavor was amazing. The squash balanced the dish perfectly, so it wasn't too heavy.
Then came the perfect dish for me -- the Eggs Benedict Pizza. Personally, Eggs Benedict is kind of a bore for me. I never order it when I see it. However, in pizza form, how could I not? And do you see this masterpiece?? It was huge and perfect to share. The smoked bacon and spinach made the perfect base, and there was the perfect amount of delicious hollandaise sauce drizzled on top. The egg yolk made the most perfect sauce once we broke it, and we were fighting for the last piece.
Finally, we had to try the Malted Waffle. It came with a mixed berry and Riesling compote -- yes, mixed berries stewed with sweet white wine -- and vanilla syrup. It was almost too beautiful to eat -- but as a group of 4 it didn't stand a chance. Light and fluffy, with the delicious compote and sweetness of the syrup, it was the perfect amount to share for a sweet treat at the end of a perfect meal.
Tips & Tricks
Definitely make a reservation! Saturday brunch wasn't insane, but it definitely got busier and busier. Also, the location isn't in an extremely walkable part of downtown, so plan on using the Valet parking. It's $9, which is pretty hefty for LA, but trust me the meal will be worth it. The cocktail menu is also a specialty of theirs, so definitely check it out! Our group had a late night and was more focused on coffee - which was delicious.
Located in Downtown LA's South Park District, the neighborhood doesn't yet have much to offer. The restaurant itself is the destination, although that will probably change. It's not far from L.A. Live or Grand Central Market, although it's worth the extra few minutes drive to the Arts District afterwards for a beer at Arts District Brewing or Angel City Brewery.
See for yourself!
Check out the website here