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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
08:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Leaving Griffith Park, the Mustard Seed is not only easy to find but so was the parking. We were seated right away and promptly ordered. Many of us were either vegetarian or vegan and the choices were both plentiful and delicious. If you are looking for something easy, casual and flavorful, check it out.

Thank Steve T
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Found the place by chance. Small place in a corner of a busy street. Health department scored A. Good fresh food. Huge salads, so good if hungry. We got Santa Fe and grilled vegetable and apples and chicken salads. All really good

Thank Mamina3
Los Angeles,CA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 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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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 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
Reviewed 8 May 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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 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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219 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 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
Reviewed 27 August 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 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 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
Reviewed 23 July 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

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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
US$14 - US$14
Cafe, International, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1948 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027-2712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: 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?