A trusted friend (we’ll call him Nick) recommended we eat here, so we arrived hoping for something delightful. Seating is available inside the cool & dark restaurant, perfect if you’re nursing a hangover & also on their sunny street side patio. The Black Cat is furbaby friendly, so there’s a seat for everyone.
I ordered the naturally Gluten Free Curried Lentils with Quinoa, Roasted Eggplant, Raita and Fried Shallots for $14, I added an Over Easy Fried Egg for a further $2. Let me tell you. Incredible. So many gorgeous flavours on the one plate, all unique and all complimentary. Wow. Inspired to make my own lentil something a rather at home, and the Quinoa is the best I’ve had eaten in a cafe or restaurant yet. Plus I was super full at the 3/4 mark but really didn’t wish to waste the love that went into assembling the plate. It sounds stupidly healthy and hipster and all that but it really was incredibly Munchy! I also ordered their Cold Drip Coffee, chilled at the suggestion of our Waitress, Jessica.
His Lordship ordered the Shrimp and Grits, accompanied by Bacon, Belle Peppers, Hot Sauce and Celery for $16. Also gluten free and the shrimp or large prawns as you’d say Down Under were cooked perfectly. Again the portion was perfectly filling and wonderfully tasty, with flavours inspired by the South.
It was so refreshing to eat out for lunch & order something unique and tasty.
Our waitress, Jessica but I’m Aussie so we’ll call her Jess or Jezz. Was honest, charming and down to earth. I wish our budget allowed us to tip her more. Jezz hasn’t lost her Tennessee charm and our friend’s dog Pillow was equally enamoured by her.
The Black Cat is open 7 days a week. Address: 3909 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, USA. They have Valet Parking available as Silver Lake can’t be pretty challenging to park at the best of times.