Restaurant Review: Mattei’s Tavern

matteis-tavern-4Restaurant Name: Mattei’s Tavern
Location: 2350 Railway Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Halfsies Rating: ★★★★★
Halfsies Bank: $$
Genre: American
Great for: Brunch / Your wedding / Living here forever

This place is a little magical getaway in the middle of Los Olivos. It’s perfect for brunch because outdoor seating is plentiful. There’s a huge grassy outside area with bocce ball, live music, and lots of space for dancing and frolicking in the sunshine! Plus, the food is amaaaaazing. So is the coffee. Do you really need anything more?? #heaven

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Brunch was followed by a fun little photo shoot around the grounds! We were all soooo over caffeinated after 4 cups of coffee each… the stuff was just so damn good and they kept refilling our mugs!!

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How fun is this little chalk board cabana?? It’s literally a cabana on the grounds and the walls are all chalk… pretty sure it’s there for little kids to doodle on while their parents brunch. We’re kids. That’s why we love it.

Drooling yet?? Visit the website here 

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Restaurant Review: Little Bear

Restaurant Name: Little Bear
Location: 1855 Industrial Street, Los Angeles 90021
Halfsies Rating: ★★★★☆
Halfsies Bank: $$
Genre: Belgian, Gastropub
Great for: Brunch, Dinner, Drinking, Late night hangout with friends

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I stumbled upon Little Bear on my friend’s Instagram – I couldn’t stop thinking about her ‘Valencia’ filtered eggs benedict, so I decided to try it out. Little Bear is located in the Arts District in DTLA, on Industrial Street, across from one of my favorite restaurants, Church & State. I decided to take a stroll to Little Bear for brunch (Saturday/Sunday 10am – 3pm) – there was absolutely no crowd and we were seated immediately. They had an array to choose from, but i went with the Smoked Salmon Benedict, while my friend had The Grizzly. We both licked our plates clean! It was ‘beary’ good, and I can’t wait to go back for dinner and burr!

What I loved: Chill ambiance and very filling!

What I’d improve: Parking (that’s LA for you!) and wish the waiter was a little friendlier.

What I’d recommend: Smoked Salmon Benedict & The Grizzly (my friend LOVED it)

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