I was a little hesitant to dine with my vegan friends for our first-ever brunch together. Luckily, we were able to find a restaurant that made me forget immediately it was initially chosen as a compromise: Newsroom Cafe on Robertson in LA. After reviewing the cafe's diversified menu, which features numerous vegan and non-vegan options alike, it seemed like an attractive brunch spot for all involved.
The atmosphere is casual, despite rumors of a celeb-dotted environment, and the food is even better. Fresh, flavorful, and reasonably priced, you really can't ask for much more. Oh, except prime people-watching on Robertson -- if you're fortunate enough to snag an outdoor table.
My unwavering craving for seafood was finally satisfied (at least for today) after enjoying Newsrooms' crab and shrimp quesadilla. Packed perfectly with fresh crab, shrimp, and a light amount of cheese, the taste was outstanding. I can't remember the last time I dined out and ordered a quesadilla that wasn't overpowered by the taste of cheese. (Don't get me wrong, my love for dairy products is immeasurable. But, love quickly turns to dislike when it starts infringing on my enjoyment of seafood.) Topped off with a slightly spicy avocado salsa and garnished with a few sprigs of cilantro, the simplicity of the entree speaks for itself.