I’m back from LA and New York, and I must say it was really hard leaving those cities – they are among my all time favourites!

But I brought back a lot of good spots!

One of the places I knew I had to visit was Sqirl in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. I’d heard so much about it, drooled over the pages of their cookbook and just had to try it!

What originally started as a jam shop is now one of LAs most popular cafés.

I thought I was wise coming there on a Friday morning instead of Saturday or Sunday, but it turns out there are plenty of people in LA who has time to brunch on a normal Friday. The queue was long, and as much as I hate waiting in line for brunch, it was worth every minute!

Sqirl varies the menu depending on market availability, they say they’re “bacon serving but vegan friendly” and the menu features surprising brunch treats such as socca pancakes (made from chickpea flour), rice bowls topped with veggies and eggs and brown rice porridge. If you’re not feeling adventurous there’s also the classic avocado toast, ricotta toast or granola – but there’s nothing ordinary about those. Everything coming out of Sqirl’s tiny and super busy kitchen is really high level and it truly shows that owner Jessica Koslow has a background in fine dining.

Luckily for us, she has a passion for brunch too.


720 Virgil Avenue #4, 90020 Los Angeles, Sqirlla.com


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