The Brighton Way M Cafe
I have been showing a lot of California designer this week-- there is just so much great design going on out there! If you are headed out to LA, and know all the usual great haunts for yummy food and coffee, I have another great spot for you. You may be hitting the PDC for Westweek events, zipping over to Abbot Kinney to check out some new galleries, or looking for modern accessories at Turpan in The Brentwood Country Mart, but you have to make a pit stop at some point! M Cafe de Chaya has the most amazing contemporary macrobiotic cuisine. Not to be confused with eating sheets of burlap, this food is fresh, delicious and you want to go back for your next meal. The owners started off 24 years ago with Chaya Brasserie near shopping mecca, Robertson Boulevard. M Cafe is a light alternative, with a clean bistro feel, and they are all over town now, at 9433 Brighton Way in Bev Hills, 7119 Melrose Avenue, and in hip Culver City. The M Chopped Salad of mixed greens, avocado, cucumber, chickpeas, herb-baked tofu, scallions, pickled radishes, carrots, beets, tamari-roasted almonds and crumbled tempeh bacon with tofu-peppercorn ranch dressing is not to be missed. Not that it will ever replace the amazing Urth Cafe or lattes at Cafe Luxxe in Santa Monica, but it is always good to have a new joint in the repertoire.