Blackbird Cafe Spices Up Breakfast for Diners in California Heights
2012-01-05 · By Editor
Blackbird Cafe sits in California Heights in a building that doesn’t seem like it would have a restaurant inside of it. Nestled in next to computer repair shop and across from other businesses, there is a small waiting area outside that was full the day we ventured out.
We were sat quickly and the host was endearing and friendly. The menu itself was interesting, and contained several delicious looking items. It is almost impossible not to have your curiosity piqued by the Benedict list and while sitting there, you will notice so many delicious looking dishes being carried out, it becomes daunting to make a decision on what to order!
We started with a delicious hot chocolate, and then I ordered the Fajita Omelet, which involves green peppers, onions, cheese, sour cream and avocado, in addition to a choice of seasoned chicken or beef. I chose beef. The guest I was with ordered the Los Caballeros Benedict, an incredible blending of Mexican corn sopes, poached eggs, spicy soy chorizo, grilled potatoes, topped with spicy Hollandaise sauce, tomatoes and cilantro.
When the omelet arrived the meat was tender and perfectly seasoned, with just the right amount of everything else. It wasn’t overly seasoned or soupy. The real star was the Benedict, which blew us away. The soy chorizo was delicious, the Hollandaise was delicious, the sopes, which are difficult to find anywhere outside of New Mexico, were delicious. We wanted more when we were finished.
Looking at the fresh fruit, the amazing looking menu items such as pancakes, quesadillas, and various deliciousness, I would highly recommend giving this place a try. The service was attentive and friendly. The kitchen is open and bustling in the middle of the restaurant, and the decor is simple, contemporary and clean. All in all, our experience at Blackbird Cafe was memorable and we will be returning sooner rather than later.
Blackbird Cafe is located at 3405 Orange Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807 and their hours of operation are Mon-Sun 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.