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Monica McCallum

30 July 2019

Great quality and excellent tasting food. Relaxing atmosphere.

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Jack Briscoe

29 July 2019

Excellent all the way around!!!

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Short D.

29 July 2019

I decided to walk to work today and stopped by here looking for a quick meal. I ended up getting the turkey chorizo scramble and coffee, it was very delicious and didn't have a tummy ache after it! I also ordered banana bread to go because it looked so good!-- I will come back here again and hope you try their banana bread like I did. More...

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Abby O.

27 July 2019

A very creative menu, and amazing pastries. The staff is helpful and pleasant. But, man, I wish they had more vegetarian and vegan options!

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La E.

24 July 2019

I tried the fried chicken sandwich the first time I was there.  I don't often eat that sort of fried food but it came highly recommended, and I can see why!  It was delicious.  The potato wedges were also great.  The chocolate chip cookie I had was probably one of the best I've ever had.  Thank goodness, there was only one, because I could have eaten a dozen!For my second visit, I decided to have the kale and brussel sprouts salad.  Alas, I was pretty disappointed.  I am used to salads that are rich with goodies -- nuts, fruit, cheese, and although all of these were present (fuji apple, sunflower seeds, parmesan), they were scant. I'd be surprised if there was even a quarter of an apple in the big bowl. In fairness, there was more avocado than expected, but it was not of high quality.  Bottom line, I would have a much better meal if I'd brought my own lunch that day.  I do recommend the restaurant, but am unlikely to order a salad again. More...

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Michael S.

23 July 2019

Unique little spot with a lot of great food items.  Their breakfast burrito is the best!!!Give them a try, you won't be disappointed

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Isamar M.

23 July 2019

Get the honey almond latte with oat milk it's life changing! They're super good about letting me modify certain dishes to make them vegan not to mention the vegan options they do have are so good. The vegan carrot cake oatmeal comes in HUGE portion so you definitely get your money's worth. More...

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Travis Conley

22 July 2019

Great place for breakfast or lunch! Only have been once but will be back again!

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Renata W.

18 July 2019

Everything here is delicious. Feel lucky to have this tummy and adorable spot in our hood. Taste and looks good enough to be anywhere else is LA but right here in Encino. Free parking underground. Go now

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Cindy L.

29 June 2019

Would definitely come back here if I'm craving some brunch. The wait here isn't bad because they have lots of tables! We ordered a cappuccino, breakfast burrito, sausage patties, and French toast. All the dishes were pretty good except the sausage patties were way too burnt. We brought our dog which was nice they have some out door seating for us. We also ordered some vegan cookies to go, cause our friend is vegan, and she said they were delicious! More...

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Amanda M.

26 June 2019

I think I would like to consider myself a "Claudine's Regular" because it's true. I am there every week but that is because this place is amazing. I first experienced Claudine's from a company catered lunched and was so surprised with how the staff handled the event and how amazing the food was. The staff is so friendly and the restaurant itself is so cute and clean! Shout out to Everett, Lea and Eric but the whole staff at Claudine's for everything! More...

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Alex Z.

25 June 2019

Not a bad brunch place. Seating can get hectic but for the most part shouldn't be an issue. They have lots of different desserts. They have a solid selection of food. There's also some beer / wine. All of the employees were really great, they provided exceptional service. I'm taking one star away because the chilaquiles and cookie I got weren't good. I'm guessing I should have probably gotten something else? My wife liked her omelet. More...

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Lora M.

21 June 2019

Best breakfast in the Valley.  I love this restaurant and come here a few  times a week for lunch and brunch. A true neighborhood gem!

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Henni L.

21 June 2019

This place is so awesome..people don't really realized that their quality of ingredients are superb, their chicken or meats are organic and so are most of the vegetables. That justifies the price .. I've been there several times and never got disappointed. Sunday brunch is yummy!!! More...

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Sallie K.

20 June 2019

I am in charge of feeding anywhere from 5-25 people in our office each day.  I have used Claudine's weekly.  They NEVER miss.  Great food, well made with the emphasis on home made taste, healthy but always delicious.  Amazing baked goods--from evil to vegan and gluten free. Their service is superior--always prompt, set up for me, easy serve.  Highlights - Fantastic fried chicken picnic with home made lemonade and the most luscious mac and cheese in town. Their fried chicken is NO. #1!!I have gone in for lunch (brisket breakfast burrito OMG) and the service is always wonderful.  Go here.  Cater from them.  Can't say enough.Sallie S. More...

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Allise T.

20 June 2019

HIGHLY RECOMMENDI have been to Claudine Kitchen several times now and there food and service is outstanding.  The restaurant is clean and I love the fact that I can order breakfast or lunch all day.  The desserts are the best Desserts I have ever had.  They even make Gluten Free which is good for my daughter who is Gluten Free.  I have used them several times now, for my daughters house warming party and my 50th Birthday party. I am booking them for my daughters Bridal Shower and she is booking them for her Wedding.  Lea is so sweet and helpful and has been spot when helping order my occasions. More...

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Iliana V.

18 June 2019

Came here for brunch for a little breakfast date and my partner loooooved the Green Chilaquiles, drooling over it lol. We'll be back again, if you're ever in there area I'd recommend dropping by. And they have mimosas!

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S Z.

17 June 2019

I enjoyed the food! Fresh baked goods. Street parking only.

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Rita S.

9 June 2019

Explain this place in one word? Superb! Seriously everything from service to food to desert and coffee was on it's A game. My breakfast entree (the chilaquile) was big enough for 2 people- it came with a bed of tortilla in verde sauce with some tossed chicken and stuff and an egg on top. Next time I would ask for an extra egg. The tres leches French toast is out of this world if you too have a sweet tooth.And my tumeric latte was different but good- I made it a dirty tumeric latte More...

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Meena N.

9 June 2019

I came close to closing so they were out of a lot of stuff. Chocolate chip cookie- good, but really nothing to shout about. I'm surprised I read an article about it. Chocolate chip scone - delicious!! Really yummy. Best of everything I tried. Smores- goodNutella pop tart - my son said it was good. More...

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Natasha R.

8 June 2019

This place was good but pricey. Cost almost $50 for lunch.  The truffled mushroom toast ( which was very rich and hard to finished. The truffle sauce is mixed with mayo or something rich. Along with the mushrooms being cooked in butter).  My boyfriend got the brisket burrito and enjoyed it.  The nitro matcha tea but was good but nothing very unique, tasted like a regular tea.  My favorite was the  Nutella pop tart ! More...

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Barbara Ann Gowan

27 May 2019

Love Claudine’s! The food is always fresh and delicious! My favorite is Nikki’s Way which is Avocado Toast with a Fried Egg on Top. My husband loves their Nashville Hot. Claudine’s dishes are very creative! The bakery has a variety of scrumptious options! The San Fernando Valley is very lucky to have this Restaurant on Ventura Blvd! More...

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Susie C.

27 May 2019

My favorite b'fast spot anywhere! The truffle mushroom toast is rich and savory and haunts my dreams. The avocado toast is a close second. The lattes are all delicious, and the new Bloody Mary is not to spicy, and spicy enough. For me, Claudine Bakeshop is always a first choice for any meal! More...

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Cassie F.

26 May 2019

Oh yeah, this place is the bomb - every time. I've ordered something different every time I've gone, and it's always been amazing. Whatever you order, you'll leave with a smile. Plus, the employees are normally super chill and smiley. The only down side is they provide plastic cups for water - however if you ask them for a reusable cup like a coffee mug, they'll let you do that so you don't have to waste a cup. More...

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Joanne K.

23 May 2019

Oh my goodness I had the best truffle mushroom toast and madame Claudine here. The flavors were perfect but not overwhelming. I loved the abundance of mushrooms on the toast and the delicate truffle flavor. The Madame Claudine had all of the savory flavors I was looking for, but once again it was not overwhelming, but made perfectly. I loved the side salad as well because it was fresh and a good palate cleanser. I look forward to coming back to try other dishes. More...

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Debbie Garcia

19 May 2019

Thank you Claudine’s for my daughter’s EPIC birthday cake! It was exactly what I wanted! It was loved by all!! You guys are awesome!

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Laura K.

19 May 2019

There was a little bit of a line when we arrived but the line moved pretty quickly to place our order.  This is one of those spots that your order at the counter, get a number and then find a table.  The finding a table part was not as easy unfortunately.  A lot of people grab tables before they order or linger for a while after eating so it took a bit of a wait to get a table.  Food was really delicious we tried the mushroom truffle toast, build your own omelette and lox bowl and all three of us really enjoyed the food!  Will definitely be back to try some more dishes.  Hopefully the table situation is a little easier next time. More...

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Lexi C.

15 May 2019

Thank you Claudine's!!! Am in town with family for my 30th bday and was surprised by a beautiful platter of pastries!!! The gentleman who took my aunts catering order this past Sunday told her that he wasn't sure if her request to get my name somehow written on the mini key lime pie was possible but that he'd check with the chef. Well - it came with my name BEAUTIFULLY written in whipped cream!! So incredibly nice of them to make it a reality. Everything was insanely delicious and fresh - you can definitely tell they are passionate about their craft, it is noticed and appreciated. Haven't eaten their food yet but as far as pastries go I highly recommend for all of your baked good needs and desires!!!! Thank you to the staff!!!! More...

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Jason V.

11 May 2019

Great food and fast service. Mushroom toast is amazing. Nashville Hot Chicken is great.

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Izzy N.

6 May 2019

My boyfriend and I were looking to get brunch on a Sunday. We went to a few places which were all packed. We saw this on Yelp and decided to give it a try. It was so nice and the staff were great. Service was fast - since you order at the register and your order is brought to you (Rather than wait staff). We had the Churro pancakes and the Fried Chicken Sandwich. Super delicious. We want to go here again to try more stuff!! More...

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Matthew T.

30 April 2019

I've been here several times to grab a quick coffee and the random pastry.  Today I went in seeking an equally quick but more substantial bite / lite meal.  I was greeted with a welcoming hello before the the door had even closed behind me.  Suddenly time stood still and (YES) I was going to be late to my next appointment.  I got sucked into something that deserved just a few more minutes than I'd planned.I was "SOLD!" when I saw "Impossible Gyro."  I sat at the Coffee Bar.  Watching the crew hustle even with maybe 5 tables seated after 2:00 was impressive.  They were all so professional and the results of their teamwork was obvious!Back to the Impossible Gyro:  It's a total "salt bomb."  But if I'm going to give up my daily intake of sodium, maybe we'll rub elbows at the bar at Claudine's.  This dish is so beautifully conceived and executed.  Every ingredient was impeccably chosen & fresh.  Until today, I'd never have requested radish or pepperoncini in my gyro.  My rules & expectation of gyros have changed forever.  What an impossibly fresh take!!  Thanks  Claudine's!NOTE: Share the fries.  They are a simple wedge cut with skin on.  They were well seasoned.  The skin was crispy, the sides were perfectly golden brown and the middle was fluffy tender perfection. More...

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Elizabeth Livesay Fry

27 April 2019

And great pastry chef and community commitment

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Oscar T.

23 April 2019

Best food and most well priced place in Encino. Very good. Wish you would open in Venice Beach CA. I'm only in Encino for 2 months during the day and have tried everywhere. Claudine is hands down the best place for a good healthy and reasonably priced lunch and has a great casual atmosphere. More...

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Julia D.

21 April 2019

There's metered parking along the street that was pretty accessible on a Wednesday at 9:30 am. I was looking for a place to work remotely in the valley and found Claudine Kitchen & Bakeshop on yelp. It ended up working out great since I found a perfect table with outlets nearby, and there's plenty of yummy food and drinks to choose from to keep you fueled. It's quick service so you order at a counter and get a number, and then they bring out your food. I chose the truffled mushroom toast and it came out quickly. It's a great portion size and you can smell the truffle as soon as it's in front of you. The flavors were great and the truffle was there but not overpowering, and the side salad is perfect to give yourself a little break from how savory the toast is. This place is so cute and there are plenty of tables, so even when there were more people it didn't feel too crowded or busy. I heard their pancakes are really good too, but I didn't get the chance to try them. More...

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Jessica M.

19 April 2019

This place is AMAZING that's all I can say! It's next to my job so I get the pleasure of having this every once in a while (cheat days) lol. I recommend this place hands down! Food is fresh and delicious and service is so fast! Which I like because I only get an hour break! Will keep coming in! More...

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Je H.

15 April 2019

Overall great brunch place. I recommend and will return. Busy but the line moves fairly quickly and the food comes out in a timely manner. Get the Brisket Breakfast Burrito! I didn't and I regret that decision. I opted for a Turkey Chorizo Scramble, which is good; the Brisket Breakfast Burrito is phenomenal. The Sticky Buns were good, made of a drier type of flaky pastry. It's true to that type of pastry; if you prefer doughy then this is not it. The giant Oreo is good. The chocolate chip cookies are delicious. The cold brew was decent but comes in a tiny portion, which is just a tease. The fresh squeezed orange juice is worth the splurge! More...

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Zulma T.

11 April 2019

Excellent breakfast selections, vegan options, wonderful pancakes, chilaquiles are to die for. The pastries here are out of this world! Great food takes time so make sure you have time to wait especially on weekends and during lunch. Yum! More...

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Tiffany S.

11 April 2019

A fast casual, drama free brunch spot! Also the drinks are only $5 which is basically a steel. The food was all delicious brunch fare. I got an asparagus and mushroom melt with a salad, which was a good light option. I also shared some of a enchilada style brisket burrito which was better. The sauce was really fresh and the brisket was slow cooked, tender and very flavorful. The coffee was strong fresh and good. Overall, it is a very LA kind of fast casual diner and a great option for a low key, stress free boozy brunch. More...

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Matthew K.

6 April 2019

The brunch special for April is an absolute insane shrimp and grits dish with poached eggs. Every bite is incredible and I want it to join the menu permanently. It's a large bowl of grits with pimiento, shrimp, 2 poached eggs, bacon, and an incredible sauce that puts it over the top. Claudine already is an excellent spot for brunch and lunch, and the continued experimentation with the weekend specials is awesome. More...

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Jessy I.

4 April 2019

I think I love everything about this place! We went for our first time last Sunday and I am impressed!!The restaurant looks small from the outside, but has plenty of seating on the inside. The decor is fresh and bright which I love! Plenty of windows letting in light. We walked in, stood in line to order, ordered, got a number and found a table. Loved that the ordering process was no fuss and easy.I ordered the Smoked Salmon Lox on Toast Bowl. I was confused and intrigued by the name. It ended up being lots of salmon, capers, a boiled egg, pickled shallots, radishes, cucumber, tomatoes, whipped lemon cream cheese and everything seasoning on a bed of greens with toast on the side.I LOVED this bowl! It was light and healthy and filling and it had so much lox that the husband had to finish it off!Hubs got a create your own omelette that he put turkey, broccoli and other goodies in! It came with a salad and hash browns. I didn't try the omelette, but he enjoyed it. I did have some of the has browns and really loved those. So brown and crispy on the outside!We ordered one malted milk pancake and the hubs did not enjoy this as much as I did, but I LOVED this pancake. It had such great flavor and it was a tad more cakey then fluffy which I am a fan of.I would go back for the pancake alone, but I am excited to try out more their menu. It's a great casual brunch spot that also has fun and interesting menu items-major win for me! More...

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Alissa C.

3 April 2019

Went here on a Saturday brunch with my cousins for the first time, and we quite enjoyed it! The place is neat and pleasing to the eye, and the staff is helpful since I asked for three more cups of syrup (they're so small, I like my pancakes swimming in syrup). The Nutellate was okay; I was so captivated by the Nutella that I forgot that it was a coffee + espresso and that was all that I tasted, although my cousin enjoyed it.Would like to visit again and try out more dishes from the menu. More...

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Meng-Ting L.

1 April 2019

Tres leches French toast, truffle mushroom toast, Nashville fried chicken, and a huge burrito

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David P.

31 March 2019

This is without a doubt my favorite breakfast spot in Los Angeles. Is it embarrassing to admit that I come here about twice a week? My go to orders are 'Madame Claudine's' & the 'Impossible Gyro'. They used to have this dish called the 'Impossible Chorizo Hash' and it was INSANE. If the staff is reading this, please bring it back!! More...

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Kelley C.

30 March 2019

Wow!  This place is amazing.  The food is absolutely delicious.  I highly recommend the salmon sandwich and the vegan tortilla soup was magical.  The food came out really quickly from the kitchen and the staff was great.  I will definitely be coming back! More...

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Lynnette M.

27 March 2019

Really enjoyed our dining experience here for more than just the food.Loved the retro feel of the interior, and they've simplified the ordering process making it easy, even for first-timers. My hubby had the Avocado Toast, my little one chose the BLAT (more on this in a moment), and I enjoyed the BEST Golden Turmeric Latte w/almond milk I have EVER had, hands down.Re the BLAT, we didn't realize we'd actually ordered a salad, yet they very graciously converted it into a sandwich for our little one at no-cost and with no fuss. Then, probably because we were hurrying so we could get ready for a family wedding later in the afternoon, our little one knocked over his plastic cup of chocolate milk, spilling it all over the table and himself. The good folk there immediately mopped up our table, brought him loads of paper towels to sit on, and did everything they could to make him feel better, including bringing him another chocolate milk in a nice, heavy ceramic cup.Enjoyed the good food, really appreciated the exceptional service they provided, and left there already planning our next, more leisurely, visit. More...

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A. A.

26 March 2019

Great pastries and latte's! Love coming here on an early weekend morning. Nice assortment of desserts and pastries. They even have mimosas! The breakfast menu is ok. The eggs are usually a little too runny for my liking, but that's just preference. The 7am breakfast is a standard breakfast (eggs, sausage, toast) and pretty much the only thing I order off the menu at this point. I've tried the chilaquiles and quiche, not a fan. Haven't tried their lunch yet. The raspberry jammer, raspberry pop tart, and rice crispy treats are amazing! More...

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Kelli N.

11 March 2019

Claudine catered our work meeting last night and the food was outstanding. They handled our food order efficiently and were able to accommodate our specific requests (gluten free and vegan) beautifully. They arrived on time, early in fact, and the delivery people were friendly and helpful. Overall they were just wonderful to work with & we will definitely be using them again. More...

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Mike C.

9 March 2019

We bring the family here almost weekly. Great breakfast, amazing baked goods, and some excellent fried chicken. Free parking below.

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Andishé F.

20 February 2019

Absolutely love this new gem of a place I've just discovered. This is a great place to hang out with friends or come alone, and the prices are so reasonable. There is no parking in the front, I would park in the Ralphs parking lot 60-100 feet away and walk there. The food is amazing! I got the chicken sandwich which was just what the cashier said it would be "one of the best options" - it was probably the best tasting chicken sandwich I've ever had, or maybe I was really hungry!! Lol I will definitely be back More...

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Dana W.

19 February 2019

Yum yum and yum! This place is terrific! Was staying nearby had a delicious coffee in the morning and then decided to come back later for lunch and treats cause everything looked so fresh and delicious. Had the chicken caprese sandwich with pesto and burrata soooo good! Grabbed a few tasty treats as well and all were ridiculously good. Highly recommend and I'll be returning that's for sure! More...

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LayDee James

15 February 2019

Food and service was awesome! Staff were more than friendly. Everyone's just so happy and welcoming. Loved my Vegan breakfast �

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Dan S.

5 February 2019

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was warm and cute! My only complaint was that the staff seemed to not be aware of things on the menu, but once I informed them of the issue they quickly remedied the problem.

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julie g.

4 February 2019

Yummy pastries and delicious chicken sandwich brought my sister and cousin to have brunch it was very delicious. They had an interesting turmeric latte. I love their creme brûlée tiny bit just right. More...

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Polyna B.

3 February 2019

Great food for a fast casual restaurant. Tried their burger, which was delicious and the butternut squash salad. Coffee is good too.

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Alice Blosel Doyle

31 January 2019

Delicious salad

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Prudhvinath A.

31 January 2019

I was here on a rainy day for breakfast,the moment I entered I felt amazing by seeing the wall paintings which describes the food style. Ambience was really good for me. The waitress who helped us to choose menu was really amazing. Though she is a old lady she was very active and explained everything. Food was nice and great experience in trying new dishes. Open kitchen is additional attraction. More...

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Annie G.

30 January 2019

If you haven't tried Claudine's catering menu you're really missing out. I use Claudine catering multiple times per month and it never fails everyone raves about the food. From breakfast tacos to the soba noodle salad it is a consistent request from my clients to bring them Claudine. Never mind the food for a moment, the customer service is undeniably the best. They truly care about who is doing business with them and who they are serving. Yesterday I had underestimated the amount of food and after a call to Anthony they provided another round of food in under 50 minutes. I have no other idea how to thank them for such superior care. I would buy them lunch or bake a cake but I use them for that More...

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Joe R.

27 January 2019

We've been here for weekend brunch several times in the past year.I can't say enough good things about Claudine: it is one of my very favorite places.The eggs and hash, Nashville chicken and eggs and brisket breakfast burrito are uniformly delicious and tasty.  Plus the baked goods for dessert are outstanding.  The workers are friendly and motivated.  Great mimosas and iced tea too.A 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.  Congratulations on a great kitchen and bake shop!! More...

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Karen H.

24 January 2019

I loved my meal I ate here yesterday!! Amazing carrot and ginger soup and the best fresh salmon filet sandwich I've ever had, on a brioche bun with Cole slaw and a delicious remoulade sauce.

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Melita B.

20 January 2019

Claudine's is really an all around amazing experience. Friendly and attentive staff, amazing food, coffee, catering, reasonable prices. We live nearby so it's nice to feel welcomed as regulars. Love love the fried chicken sandwich, mushroom toast, mini pancakes, and London Fog. We absolutely love the cakes including the design, taste, decorations, and price! And Lea is so easy to work with!! More...

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Tanya I.

18 January 2019

amazing staff! delicious potato wedges & yummy turmeric latte. will definitely stop by again

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Mel D.

16 January 2019

I've been to Claudine three times now and I haven't had a bad meal or poor service. The stars of the menu to me are the fried chicken sandwich and the brisket burrito. Definitely try one of their fancy lattes and grab a baked good to enjoy at home. It is the kind of place where you order/pay at the counter and then sit so the wait can be long sometimes with only one register but it's worth it! More...

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Kate A.

6 January 2019

My boyfriend and I come to Claudine's probably once a month because it is absolutely our favorite breakfast spot but the prices are a little steep. I think you get what you pay for which is high quality and an enormous amount of delicious fusion food! I've never been sosatisifed by the variety of choices on a menu! I love this place so much including all of their staff who are different every time I come in but still they go above and beyond to be friendly and accommodating. More...

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Sophie B.

3 January 2019

Was excited to discover another great spot for breakfast/brunch ! Loved my Avocado toast. Would appreciate LESS LEMON in the Avocado mash. Heads up : no Mimosas on the patio Alcohol only served inside. Wish they informed me of this limitation while asking me where I sat as I was paying at the register. Overall FUN SPOT !!! More...

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A H.

3 January 2019

Delicious food and really friendly staff. We ordered the chilaquiles and the French toast. Both were very good. I'd probably throw this into our brunch rotation (amongst blu jam and more than waffles).

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Sigs G.

30 December 2018

DELICIOUS!!!! My husband and I finally visited this spot on a Sunday just in time for Brunch. There was free parking in the structure below. We walked right in and it wasn't overly busy. We were happily overwhelmed with the bakery options. SO MANY PASTRIES AND EVERYTHING LOOKED DELICIOUS. We chose a Fudge doughnut, Oreo Cookie, sugar cookie and a raspberry pop tart. We also split the Malted milk Pancakes with a side of sausage. EVERYTHING WAS INCREDIBLE! We cannot wait to come back soon! Amazing service too; everyone is friendly and smiling! More...

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Brian B.

28 December 2018

This place has ridiculously delicious food, dont care for cakes or bread, but the creative culinary creations on the food menu are absolutely off the charts.

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Yeb A.

27 December 2018

Food is amazing, healthy vibes, good drinks and best of all, the sweets are FANTASTIC, a litte bit extra on the buttery side but its a great experience. Would definitely recommend.

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Karen K.

26 December 2018

This little place is SO wonderful. I had a carrot orange frosting muffin and it was delicious. They have real food which looks great too. It's so comfy and quaint and cozy inside I would stay all day with the computer and books. More...

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Laurie W.

15 December 2018

Their pastries will blow your mind. If you think you've had the best Rice Krispies treat in your life and haven't stopped by for one here, then you are living a lie. There is magic in each of these perfectly soft, but crisp treats. Their pecan blondies have the perfect texture and flavor. They're not dry and you can taste the butter in each bite. Their food is good, but a bit overpriced for what you get. I ordered the truffled mushroom toast and while it was tasty, it was $14 for a piece of toast with scrambled eggs, boursin cheese and mushrooms with a drizzle of truffle oil. I won't give up on their meals yet and plan to try more. But the pastries are what keeps me coming back for more! More...

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Neva W.

15 December 2018

I love Claudine Kitchen and Bakeshop. From the family atmosphere to the stunningly gorgeous desserts, they have a great selection of drinks, food and desserts. I've ordered a number of things but my perhaps my favorite coffee drink is the Black and Tan Nitro...it's so good. My favorite dish is the salmon omelette... I didn't think it would work but I actually love it. Lastly, my favorite dessert is any of the cookies. Yum! More...

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Daniel Montgomery

29 November 2018

fried chicken sandwich was amazing.

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Jason W.

21 November 2018

I tried this place for the first time today and the service was amazing but omg the food was even better. I ordered the brisket burrito to go and WOW so much fresh flavor in that sucker. Def recommend trying this place out not to mention it's a very fun bakery/kitchen setting. More...

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lisa c.

19 November 2018

I went here with my husband and son because I really wanted fried chicken and Yelp brought this place up. We had never been here so we decided to try it. Well, it was amazing!  Both my husband and I had the fried chicken over hash browns and gravy. Definitely not something you want to eat too often but, it was delicious!  My son had the churro pancakes!  Not something I'd ever want but, if you have a sweet tooth, it would definitely do the trick!  Everything we saw go by looked great and I heard several people commenting how much they loved coming here to the people taking the order at the counter since we were sitting within earshot of it. We will definitely be returning! More...

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Sapeer P.

18 November 2018

Stumbled upon this place with some friends and we were all pleasantly surprised. I basically eat everything with meat, but I decided to try the Truffled Mushroom Toast instead. If there was anything I'd have to eat everyday for the rest of my life, it would be that. Definitely excited to try other things here. It's on their breakfast menu, which I think stops at noon on weekdays and 3 or 4 on weekends, but don't quote me on that. Contrary to some reviews I read on here complaining about it not being a full-service restaurant (I.e complaining that the server isn't getting you water, or that coffee refills aren't a thing), it's cause this isn't a full-service restaurant, and you need to pay for your second cup (just like Starbucks makes you do). Although a bit pricey, I thought the staff was friendly and energetic, and the food ultimately was delicious, so 5 stars seemed appropriate. More...

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Ryan T.

18 November 2018

Everything you want and nothing you don't. This spot hits the nail on the head. The concept that you wish your neighborhood always had. Friendly, welcoming, and delicious.  Healthy and indulgent options.  The color scheme is very nicely tied together throughout. Could chill and talk with folks at the coffee bar area all day!  Can't wait to bring my wife back here.  Might need to ask if I can bring my own bottle of Cockburns Port to pair with their whimsical pastries. More...

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Brittany W.

18 November 2018

What an awesome breakfast spot. Best tuner OC latte and my husband always gets the brisket burrito which is great! Wonderful food

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Sarah M.

7 November 2018

Okay so we've only ordered from here through but the food was SO good I had to leave a review.  My boyfriend ordered the avocado toast and it was seriously the best avocado toast we've ever had. I ordered the egg white frittata which was SO filling and amazing. The salsa on the frittata made the whole dish and the portion was huge. I can't wait to actually visit the physical store considering their delivered food was this good delivered. I can only imagine how much better it is when it's nice and fresh and in person. The avo toast is the real deal here guys. 10/10 would recommend! More...

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Dave D.

31 October 2018

Cool little spot on Ventura Blvd.  there were 3 of us who had lunch there and we all ordered the Chicken Sandwich.  Came with thick cut fries and the chicken was deep fried and came on a homemade bun with Cole slaw, pickles and melted cheese.  Your cardiologist wont be happy you ate this but it was pretty damn good.  Also ordered their Pomegranate Lemonade which was great.  Small place and tables were packed in pretty close but that's LA for you.   Total was almost $50 for the 3 of us.  Everything else looked pretty good and it was packed by the time we left at 12:30. More...

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Araksya D.

27 October 2018

I had such a pleasure visiting this place.  I tried and believe that I had the best avocado toast!!! Also tried the breakfast burrito, absolutely delicious.  You can tell they have passion for cooking and baking as you taste it in the quality of the food/baked goods prepared.  I love this place.  I will always make a reason to go! More...

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Lynne A.

21 October 2018

Wow! The chocolate coffee cake from here is delicious !!! My friend has brought me chocolate chip cookies, crème brûlée, and the coffee cake from here. All were excellent and freshly baked. The coffee cake has a nice crumble on top and is great if you put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds. I have yet to make it into the actual bakery myself and probably a good thing I don't. My friend delivers these to me every now and then. She says everything here is excellent especially the cakes. Highly recommend if you want fresh homemade goodies! More...

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Christine L.

21 October 2018

I am a big fan of Claudines baked goods. I always have a sweet tooth. Very fresh and taste like the pastries are from Grandma's. I share them with family and friends. I just recently had one of the breakfast dishes and it was amazing! Very relaxing atmosphere too! More...

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Oralia G Garcia

14 October 2018

lovely place excellent food...

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Julieanne D.

14 October 2018

Great place for breakfast/brunch!!   Highly recommend the truffle mushroom toast and chilaquiles!!!  Definitely coming back again and most likely our new destination for breakfast.

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Mark K.

13 October 2018

I go to Claudine's for Sunday Brunch.  The food is delicious and the pastries are also very good.  My personal favorite is the Tres Leche French Toast.  My brother's favorite is the pork belly eggs Benedict.  It is definitely worth it.  Sometimes there's a wait but not that long. More...

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Elizabeth S.

12 October 2018

Updating my review becasue I had brunch there on the weekend and was BLOWN AWAY by the menu choices and food. I had the truffle mushroom and eggs on toast (a special) but the Chilaquiles are amazing too. A MUST TRY!

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Z P.

10 October 2018

This is the one of my favorite restaurants everything they offer is delicious. The service is impeccable, the decor and atmosphere is great. I try to come by at-least once a week. More...

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Juvi G.

10 October 2018

Spacious. Quaint. Dare I say, cute? Parking situation can be a bit tricky, but if you park in the Avalon parking structure, you should find some spaces for Claudine you can snag without validation. They stop serving breakfast at noon, so keep that in mind if you're hankering for some pancakes.The menu changes depending on whether it's breakfast or lunch time, with a nice emphasis on indulgent, yet healthy options like quiche, avocado IMPOSSIBLE burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, loaded salads, and even baked donuts. You know, in case your health-centered sweet tooth is particularly loud today. They also have an impressive drinks menu with a little bit for everyone, including a hefty coffee selection like the Iced Coco Cubano, healthier drinks like tea and turmeric lattes, and even a few boozy options like wine and mimosas.Feeling on the more acidic side, I opted for a turmeric latte instead of coffee today, and for once, I'm actually glad I did. Usually, turmeric lattes come out tasting on the harsh and spicy side; not this warming beauty. It was perfectly-sweet and soothing, with just a hint of spice. Best one I've had yet.For food, I went with something hearty, and something even heartier... Because I don't do salads. First off, that Chicken Caprese Sandwich with pesto is one RIDICULOUSLY delicious sandwich. The sourdough is just crackly enough without being being so hard it cuts up your gums, the chicken is thinly-sliced, and that pesto spread is THE BEST I've ever had. Can you tell how amazing it is by all the caps I'm using? I ended up buying two.The Organic Brown Rice bowl with hearth-roasted vegetables, a huge slice of avocado, cotija cheese, and salsa verde is one hot mess of a rice bowl. Since it is Mexican-inspired, it can be on the slightly-spicier side, what with all those onions and salsa verde in there. Nothing you can't handle, though.The desserts range from Pot de Crème and brownies, to cookies, and even cake. So, go crazy! Take-away boxes are also plentiful, so don't be shy about ordering to your heart's content and taking the rest on the road. It's all worth it, trust me. More...

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Breanna D.

10 October 2018

Great food and great family friendly atmosphere. Parking is a beast as usual but worth it. My mother had the brisket here and loved it. I had avocado toast that was excellent. I returned with my husband and whatever we ate was amazing. I brought back several treats for the fam but ate them all myself. Be careful around those baked goods they are too good. More...

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Stephanie Xanthos Laguna

2 October 2018

Love love Claudine Kitchen and Bakeshop. Warm atmosphere, delicious food and amazing pastries! Highly recommend!

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Shayna G.

29 September 2018

I was between 3/4 stars but ultimately went with 4 because their breakfast is good and they went above and beyond with their service. Eggs are nicely seasoned and inventive. However, I came here fr lunch and had to send my dish back 2 times!! I ordered a union and roasted veggie bowl and I honestly asked the server if it was supposed to be a soup. There was so much water in the dish it should not have been served. I had them remake it and while it wasn't as watery it still wasn't executed properly. The "roasted" veggies tasted like steamed broccoli and cauliflower. I sent this one back and decided to try their cabo bowl which was slightly better but nothing special. The server was nice enough to bring us some treats and comped the meal so they really worked hard to make up for it with their service.All in all, I'll come back for breakfast and their awesome pastries but will never order a bowl here. More...

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Kristina K.

24 September 2018

Claudine's is right across the street from my office, so I have had the opportunity to go there many a time. Overall, the food is solid. I have had the K-Town salad (which is now on their "sides" but perhaps will come back as a main), their salmon, brisket sandwich and turkey sandwich. I personally am a big fan, they use good grilled bread, excellent aioli's and really fantastic flavors. I agree with the other reviews that their salads are overdressed... sometimes swimming in dressing. Their food is also not diet friendly. The oils, mayos and meats are heavy. It's almost comfort food. But sometimes, that's what you are in the mood for! They do like to be fun and creative with their dishes. A person at my office (who isn't much into food) calls it "frou-frou food."They are busy during the week at lunchtime but you can order and pick up ahead. I've never tried their baked goods but they always look really good! More...

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Jane L.

21 September 2018

Sometimes they have long lines and the atmosphere can be loud BUT the food and coffee is totally delicious! Recommend!

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Bobby M.

20 September 2018

Great Breakfast. Love the Nitro Coffee too! Discovered Juice Budz here, great juice company.

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John C.

16 September 2018

The food is incredible very fresh and lots of organic stuff the place is very clean and full of parking spots in the front the only thing I don't like is self serve and their prices are not cheap $17 for a egg Benedict the phone paying 17 bucks for two eggs with no service that's kind of no good but then if you're looking for quality food this is the spot

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Britta K.

15 September 2018

Such a neat spot and amazing breakfast! I had the fried chicken and biscuit and gravy breakfast. So delicious. They also have yummy fresh squeezed orange juice mimosas here! All and all a great experience...

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Jackie Jacquet-Pugh

10 September 2018

love the atmosphere, never had a bad meal there..i wish i lived closer then i would go there at least once a week..

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Phil T.

9 September 2018

Surprisingly good breakfast of avocado toast topped with prosciutto and fried eggs. I'm not much of a breakfast adventurer but this sounded interesting and way exceeded expectations. Likewise my wife's smoked salmon omelette was well received. Go, Claudine! You got the food right, but maybe turn down the music a notch or two? More...

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Jen H.

7 September 2018

Accidentally came across this gem while hunting for Jamba Juice. So incredibly happy I did! The gluten free muffins are so rich and delicious, but the beet salad is the best I've ever had! Everyone working there looked like they were happy to be there and greeted us as we asked in. Took home a few treats for the kids (homemade Oreos) and a lemon blueberry butter cake for breakfast tomorrow. I hope to come back soon. More...

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Christina G.

6 September 2018

Their food is ok in my opinion, but their desserts are AMAZING!! I'm a huge fan of the homemade rice crispy treat among many others.

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Ernesto Martinez

31 August 2018

is the best restaurant in Encino

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Mickey H.

26 August 2018

Never came because somehow it didn't seem attractive but I'm so wrong lol I LOVE IT! The food, the free parking, the interior. Pros:1) Mushroom toast has the best smell & taste. Love the perfect ratio of crunch and chewy for the toast and the amount of egg on top! 2) Wild caught lox on toast is also good. The capers seem like fried? Which is a little different than others. The cream in between is delicious.3) lots of seats & free parking   The only cons: Side order roasted edges were a little too salty on the seasoning. More...

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Yoshiko N.

19 August 2018

We had the greatest experience here. The service was fast even though it was busy. Food was DELICIOUS and left us wanting more- however we were left with full and happy tummy's. Can't wait to come back and try more items on the menu. The sodas here are also craft, I always enjoy that. It can get very busy and I felt very bad for the busier. There was so many tables that needed cleaning. There weren't any forks stocked on the table, so I just had to hunt around for it. NBD. I stacked my dishes on another table so she didn't have as many tables to clean. Little help goes a long way :) More...

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Ekta Taneja

16 August 2018

Cool Place with Good Food The line told us that this is a popular restaurant. It's worth the wait. We had a great breakfast experience with our family.

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Felicia N.

14 August 2018

Great place to grab food. First time in the area and was looking for a breakfast brunch place and came across this place. My husband tired the breakfast brisket burrito which had egg potatoes brisket cream and green salsa on top. So good. I also enjoyedy meal

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Angela T.

8 August 2018

Such a delicious menu. If you're ever in the area, and even if you're not, I highly recommend whiling away a weekend morning having coffee and something on Claudine's menu. Très léchés French toast, churros pancakes, and the truffled mushroom toast (oh, the toast!!!) were so good! Order the truffled mushroom toast - seriously. I'd love to come back for lunch and dinner soon. More...

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Lex L.

31 July 2018

I can't say enough amazing things about Claudine! The ambiance and inviting atmosphere,  the smell of fresh baked goods and pastries (which taste as delicious as they smell and look!), the golden turmeric lattes and hand crafted coffees, fresh fruits, vegetables and salads all locally grown, and truly mouth watering meals!  Their weekend 'brunch anytime' menu has a variety of choices that differ from their weekday menu,  which leaves you wanting to come back to try more. And the weekly specials add an even greater element of surprise..the creativity and combination of food items do not disappoint! There is something to be said when your office staff hears someone mention 'Claudine' and they unanimously want to order something. Or when your kids wake you up at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday just to go eat breakfast at Claudine.  This restaurant is truly a favorite within my family and circle of friends!Also, we've repeatedly hired Claudine Catering for company Christmas parties and special events at my kid's school. They are so accommodating,  professional and the food is always the talk of the event! We've even rented out the restaurant space for private birthday parties, with menus items created to go with the theme.  Highly recommend Claudine if you want your event to always be remembered for the food that brings everyone together!And for the summer, they've added a special menu for Thurs, Fri and Sat evening get-togethers...Artisan Pizza's with Wine and Beer flights! The summer squash and feta appetizer is amazing, Mushroom Truffle Pizza is incredibly delicious, the wine selections are refreshing and of course, you must top off the evening with fresh warm chocolate chip cookies or vanilla gelato with warm fudge dipping sauce!Thanks Claudine!! More...

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Paul L.

27 July 2018

I only patronized this restaurant one time. Admittedly I was pleasantly surprised. Similar in concept to "The Stand". You order at the front, they bring the food to your table. This is Not fast food, Not some tried and true concept. Excellent quality, reasonably priced (not McDonalds but also not inexpensive). You should plan on $10-$15 per person per entree. I liked it. I did not like the parking. More...

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Mark J.

26 July 2018

The food was excellent,it was brunch for my daughter and I , she won't go to a new restaurant without yelp!She found it service was fast, courteous and the food was excellent and also different the. Most places.The value was very good and I can't think of anything I didn't like. More...

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Carrie M.

21 July 2018

Came in for dinner Friday night and the Mushroom Truffle pizza was INSANE!!!Also had the Burrata and Peaches so fresh and delicious. Great wine selection and Eric was super friendly and accommodating to my restricted diet.Great hidden gem in ENCINO! More...

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Julia C.

7 July 2018

Truly the best breakfast joint in and around Encino. Coffee is fantastic and their breakfast brisket burrito is heavenly. Run, do not walk there and order it!! Family friendly, healthy options and super fresh product! Highly recommended! More...

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Lauren I.

3 July 2018

This is the best brunch spot in encino in my opinion. The food is always excellent and the pastries are to die for. Everything I've tried has been delicious, although I'm partial to the chilaquiles. I brought my friend from out of town here for lunch and she thought the chicken sandwich was the best she's ever tried--and she's a foodie. Would highly recommend this place. Parking is underground and I've never had a problem finding a spot. More...

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Julie J.

1 July 2018

Will totally be back!  Could not pick what to order for brunch the menu looked amazing!  I got the truffled toast WOW, and husband had the brisket breakfast burrito both winners.  Tasty coffee, friendly staff, casual stylish atmosphere.  Totally great addition to Ventura Blvd and excited to go back to try other menus. More...

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Lisa P.

28 June 2018

Everything here has been awesome! The service is super helpful and friendly too. The sweet beet salad  is probably the best salad I've ever had. I added chicken to the salad for protein but it would be just as good without it. Z's fried chicken sandwich is also amazingly different yet delicious. Both the salad and sandwich have excellent/balanced flavor as well as texture. Their potato wedges are always cooked perfectly. Can't say enough about this place! More...

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Royale W.

27 June 2018

Hands down, one of my favorite places to eat in LA. Lea and Anthony care and about food and people and it shows. The food is amazing and the customer service is first class. It has become my home away from home. If you do nothing else, treat yourself to one of the Spinkies chocolate chip colors or the Blueberry scone. Oh, take a few of the Spinkies home and warm them up. Add ice cream. You'll thank me. Tell theme Royale sent you. Or look for me, I'll probably be there! More...

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Sasha S.

22 June 2018

Been here a few times the food is always amazing. Great quality food! The chefs know what they are doing. The tres leches and creme brulee French toast are my all time favorite here. I don't always see them on the menu though so I'm thinking maybe they switch off the different items. Everything I have had here has been really good tho! More...

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Jaime K.

22 June 2018

Everything is delicious. Very American Fresh/California fare. It's a little pricey but worth every cent.

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Debbie F.

18 June 2018

When you take your dad to breakfast here and he says he loved the food and can't wait to go back, you know you've chosen a great spot.  I couldn't agree more!  Cute restaurant and cafe with relatively simple yet delicious food, great menu options, adequate seating and free underground parking.  The matcha green tea latte with almond milk was the best i've ever had!!! More...

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Lauren W.

18 June 2018

Love at first uber eats order! I've ordered Claudine's 3 times so far through uber eats and everything I've ordered has been delicious. Their chilaquiles are to die for, they have perfect flavor and the chicken they use is nice and tender. I've also tried the Lox on Toast, Z's Fried Chicken Sandwich, Turkey Caesar Club, Briana's Brisket Grilled Cheese, and the Hearth Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl all of which were amazing. I've only tried 1 of their coffee drinks (the black and tan) and it was also really good.I also love that they included all of my side sauces in my orders and they are always packaged perfectly! It's all in the details and they are definitely paying attention and care about their customers.I will continue to order through uber eats and I can't wait to visit in person as well. Thank you for the delicious food guys! More...

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Brigitte Riedel

17 June 2018

Been there several times now and never an issue, the food is exceptional!

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Diane A.

17 June 2018

Yummy Breakfast Burrito... Full for the day!!  Busy restaurant but quick to serve!  Malt pancakes will be my next pick.

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Paco C.

17 June 2018

Update: Gave them another try and was pleasantly surprised that they had croissants this time--good one too! I had the chilaquiles and the woman got the breakfast tacos. Chilaquiles are damn good, but the tacos were on the sweet side. The other customers gave me the stink-eye cause I had a beer with my breakfasts. Don't judge, 'tis 5 o'clock in Russia. More...

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Bridget M.

15 June 2018

the French Toast is godly! I am a huge french toast fan, its my favorite breakfast item and out of all of the restaurants and homemade french toast that I've had Claudine Kitchen & Bakeshop's has to be the top on my list, its unmatched. More...

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Ebony T.

14 June 2018

Lunch rush is real! It is packed but I always come back to see what they have in storeCome early or just wait and come lateI have ordered the Fried Egg Sandwich from the breakfast menu, it was delishFor lunch I had the B.L.A.T. salad, this is my fav Always check out the dessert, the rice krispy treat is a BLOCK of goodness More...

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Mark A.

12 June 2018

Likes:- order/pay first format- open space: I could watch them make pastries and work the dough for hours- locally sourced- food is delicious and comes out pretty quick- there's probably something for everyone here and I definitely want to try other items- beer on tap- lots of seating- the pancake puffs are a great shareable itemDislikes:- if you don't like off-brand sodas, this pace isn't for you- I realize Newton's 7am Breakfast is relatively cheap at 12 dollars, but the 2 sausage patties were a little small.

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Dorly K.

6 June 2018

Omg this place was soooo good!!! Everything was super fresh and really tasty. I had the turkey sausage tacos and they were so yumm and the potato wedges were cooked perfectly! All the pastries and cakes looked so amazing in the display case, but the housemade Oreo cookies were it for sure! All the food came out fast and there was plenty of room to sit outside. More...

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Rachel S.

5 June 2018

The food was great as well service but the food took over an hour to come to the table. If I hadn't asked for the food they wouldn't have noticed. It won't stop me from coming back I will just make sure it's not a peak brunch time Do yourself a favour and get the homemade pop tarts !!! More...

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Indigo Z.

3 June 2018

Christina was awesome! First time at this place and fell in love. I had the lox plate with gluten free bread and the Chilaquiles! I also got a coffee that's free refills. All of it was amazing and the service was great too! More...

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Christie H.

2 June 2018

Absolutely love this spot. Great for a quick and healthy bite, and a glass or wine or beer too. Definitely recommend. Oh, and the desserts - YES! I personally like the brownies

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Carla T.

1 June 2018

I was visiting my daughter in La from the East Coast when a friend suggested meeting at Claudine's in Encino for breakfast.  It was Memorial Day weekend and parking was readily available which was a plus.  We entered the eatery and was pleasantly surprised that there was not a wait for a table. We took our place in line and placed our order which was delivered quite promptly.  We had the egg white frittata which our friend said was delicious as well as the truffled mushroom toast which was beyond awesome and definitely worth a return trip for.  We also indulged in the London Fog Latte which was INCREDIBLE.  The latte was so good that once home I began a search to try and replicate it.  After a feeble attempt, I called Claudine's and spoke with Christina who gave me a few tips to duplicate.  This was a highlight meal from our quick get away. I can not wait to return so that I can once again treat myself to a memorable breakfast.  From start to finish and with the bonus of Christina.....I am screaming from New Jersey that when in Encino, make Claudine's a must stop! More...

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Joyce Almazan-Nowotarski

28 May 2018

2 words churro pancakes!!!! The food was so good and service with a smile!

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Florence R.

28 May 2018

I've been to Claudine's 3 times now. And this place never ceases to satisfy. The ambiance, the staff, the cleanliness, the display of fresh baked goods and the tasty food just all come together to provide a most excellent experience. So far, I've only explored the brunch menu since I've yet to go any other time but early afternoon on weekends. I've had the truffle toast, the Nashville chicken and eggs, and the brisket burrito. All AMAZING! They also do wine tastings during certain times throughout the week, and have beer and wine on tap! How awesome is THAT?! More...

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Jessica R.

23 May 2018

Oh man, the brunch! And the lattes! Temuric to be exact, with a shot of espresso. The staff was super friendly and attentive, and the place is just super cute. It's nice to have places like this in the valley. My only request, bring the impossible burger for order on the weekends! I was bummed I couldn't order on that Saturday when we went. More...

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Jenny R.

12 May 2018

I follow Claudine on Instagram and they always post the cutest sweets! So when I saw a perfect cake design for my 95 year old grandmother, I had to order it. I called and was passed around 3 times (because no one had any information about ordering a cake!) and put on hold for 5 minutes, until finally they hung up on me. So I thought maybe it was mistake? I called again and they hung up on me 2 more times!!! How infuriating! Well, I guess it's safe to say I will not be ordering my cake here... such a bummer!Edit:Lea (one of the owners) emailed me and was totally apologetic! She totally smoothed it out and made my dreams come true! My gramma got her money cake and we celebrated in the casino! She loved it!!!The cake was awesome too- and it made the 4 hour car ride! More...

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Rachel G.

12 May 2018

Delicious! There were 6 of us and we shared each dish - the pancakes, chilaquiles, avocado toast, salad and burger. And the coffees were delightful!

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Chad Z.

10 May 2018

Great casual spot with eclectic dishes and high quality food. Everything is freshly made and the menu changes often. The bakery is phenomenal as well! Free, easy parking which is rare for Encino. More...

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Michael C.

6 May 2018

The owner here cares about the customer and I appreciate that. I wish Claudine Kitchen & Bakeshop well. The food is very very delicious! I love their Salmon sandwich!

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Margie S.

1 May 2018

Awsome restaraunt unbelievably food! I had kale n Brussels sprouts salad w salmon. WOW it's very unique and classy

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Karren D.

27 April 2018

Such a gem of a place in Encino! I've been here for their brunch, lunch, lattes, and desserts. All really good! Recently I've had their Chilled Soba Noodle Salad Bowl with shaved vegetables, pea sprouts, and K-Town vinaigrette. That yummy zesty vinaigrette paired well with the crunchiness of the shaved vegetables.  I thought it wouldn't fill me up since I didn't add any protein, but it was actually filling. I was satisfied minus the feeling of food coma. It is such a refreshing dish-great for the summer months ahead! I love that they have unique coffee drinks like the Golden Turmeric Latte and Thai Style Latte. Those drinks pack a nice punch! Next time I want to try their sriracha michelada. More...

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Melissa W.

24 April 2018

Ordered delivery to work down the street. So please know my review is based on delivery. I got the Avocado IMPOSSIBLE Burger:creamy jalapeño ranch, monterey jack cheese, BBQ sweet potato chips, brioche bun, and russet wedges.Generous with the avocado.I didn't eat all the potato wedges bc I was pretty full, but they were pretty crispy and good. The sauce was really good too, not spicy at all! The brioche bun was toasted perfectly!The BBQ sweet potato chips are on the burger and for a moment, I thought it was real bacon!Very unique for them to do that.I would love to try this place dining in, as I ordered delivery and probably didn't get the full experience. Owner is really nice and I found out she started this company from baking cookies. WOW! From baking cookies to a restaurant...that's pretty cool. The burger is pretty costly but I found out it's bc Impossible meat is charged pretty pricey by the pound. I'm hoping to get into here soon to experience the whole atmosphere. More...

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C S.

23 April 2018

Love, love, love!!! I visited Claudine's while I was down for work and simply went because my moms name is Claudine! Super cute spot, great customer service. Yummy food, good prices and delicious specialty coffee drinks. When I told the employee that Claudine was my moms name, he gave us all kind of freebies with the name Claudine on it (stickers, bag, labels, etc), so sweet, my mom loved it when I surprised her. Look forward to getting a shirt. Come open a location in Silicon Valley please! More...

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Marie Zaferis

16 April 2018

Had the pleasure of taking the macaroon class with Lea. She is a master. Very knowledgeable and breaks every step down and is with you to help.

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RayRay D.

12 April 2018

Very lovely atmosphere.LOVE the food selection.IN LOVE with the breakfast sandwich.Great espresso.The woman with short dark hair at the cash register is so sweet.The sodas are awesome.The pastries are scrumptious.What's not to love? More...

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Ani K.

7 April 2018

The food and salad were amazing. Even though the place was packed, they were so fast and friendly service. I would return for sure again and again. I think I found a new lunch addiction. More...

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Yelena J.

6 April 2018

I've been coming here for months now, so this review is long overdue. In short: I LOVE Claudine! Highlights: Amazing, involved owners, easy underground (free!) parking, beautiful space, Intelligentsia coffee, delicious baked goods, fabulous breakfast and lunch foods as well as quick takeaway special salads every day, chilaquiles for breakfast, chopped salad for lunch, their passionfruit iced tea, and their catering service. I am so picky about food, and was disappointed with the lackluster options in Encino after moving from the Westside... until I found Claudine. After falling in love with their food and baked goods, I had them cater food for 75 people for my daughter's birthday. They won everyone over with the tasty food, both adults and kids alike were chowing down. Plus, they provided a BEAUTIFUL dessert table complete with a custom designed LEGO Friends cake that everyone was ooh-ing and ahh-ing over. I worked with one of the owners, Lea, to design the cake, and she was so amazing to work with. This is one business I will support again and again, and is a much-needed restaurant for Encino. It's well-designed, with great food, coffee, treats and catering services - what more could you want? More...

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Mike S.

31 March 2018

Can not believe it took so long to find this place but very glad to have.  Always was sceptical about the choice of eats in the valley and now there is one.  Have had their brisket grilled cheese to their different breakfast.  There is always some thing new and fresh here.  Best of it all...people working here are always smiling More...

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Taylor D.

24 March 2018

We came for Sunday brunch and couldn't have been happier. They had a brisket breakfast burrito on special which was so delicious! You order at the counter then sit down with a number and your food is brought to you. There were maybe 5 people in front of us but the line moved very quickly; we were ordering within 10 min at most. Service was really friendly. They asked us if we liked the burrito and seemed to genuinely want to know what we thought. The decor was homey, warm, and comfy. Overall I was really please. More...

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Michelle H.

20 March 2018

One of the best in places ever on Ventura Boulevard. I got the breakfast combo which comes with eggs, toast and drip coffee. And the coffee is not burnt yay!!! The eggs are full of flavor and they give you a choice of butter or jelly to go on your toast. And the fresh squeezed orange juice is my favorite, it's very refreshing. It's a lot better than the store brand. The total came out to $14.74 that is with the extra orange juice and tip, you pay for the quality and it is fantastic. I would love to come here again and try their baked goods. More...

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Rick L.

20 March 2018

I've been to Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop a few times since they opened and it's a bright new spot on the brunch scene in the San Fernando Valley.I'm typically a hearty egg based meal type of guy for brunch so when I decided to get the Carrot Cake Porridge this time, it really was a leap of faith. And one I'm glad I took...this dish was phenomenal! Just the right amount of sweet with all kinds of ingredients that redefined what breakfast comfort food could be for me. This is a crave worthy dish that will fill you up and that your brain and tongue will be thinking about for years to come.On a previous trip I had Lea's Lightened Quiche. As a self-confessed francophile, if you're going to have a vegetarian quiche on the menu, that's pretty much automatically what I'm going to get. It was a generous size and generally tasty, but perhaps a little bit too salty for my tastes.The french-fries here are are also done right.They've got various creative coffee drinks (including unique flavors) but the house coffee, for you morning coffee purists, was done absolutely perfectly. Strong and flavorful. Serve it yourself in the drink area across from the order-counter. It really did the job.They always have plenty of option for vegetarians...daily and unique specials, and one glance through the glass at the baked goods on display will probably have you locking their door behind you as you enter so you can have them all for yourself.The only downside to the experience is that it's an order at the counter, seat yourself kind of place...it's typically crowded, especially on weekends during brunch, and people don't always observe the "seat yourself after ordering" guideline which can lead to tables being occupied by folks who have their agents in line...I've seen a few counter-order restaurants who go the extra mile by having a host assign tables as parties come in or order which would be a helpful, less "fend for yourself" kind of situation. More...

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Rafael I.

18 March 2018

Excellent place for brunch. Food is really delicious. I'm very hard critic and the truffled mushroom toast is out of this world if you love mushrooms. The wait isn't bad to get your foo. I highly recommend this place for good quality food and short waiting time. The service is also good. More...

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Cheryl I.

16 March 2018

Absolutely delicious!!! Shared a scone with friends and had breakfast! The Cranberry orange scone is probably the best scone I have ever tasted. My breakfast 'Naan-zza' was amazing with it's gruyere, sausage, bacon, grilled onions, jalapeno relish and a sunny side egg to bring it all together!!!! YUMMY and FLAVORFUL!!!! More...

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Ivan K.

15 March 2018

Had the burger, with fries and a blonde beer. Hit the spot, all high quality ingredients. I wish we had something like this in San Diego. If you're looking for high quality ingredients scratch kitchen, can't go wrong with this place. The price is very reasonable too. Ambience is casual and cheerful. More...

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Stephanie D.

11 March 2018

Okay so I don't yelp often so me being on here is a big sign that this place is the certified knees of bees.First off, it's super casual so no need to look like you're auditioning for a part in 'My Fair Lady' up in this joint. You take the line to order and pay, so this way my large party that I attended with didn't have to go through the entire kerfuffle of bill-splitting at the end. We each paid separately and then waited at our table for the food to come which we didn't have to wait long at all for. Staff is super friendly!I ordered the Pork Belly Benedict and WOAH mama. Probably the best thing I've eaten in a while. And I eat a lot. Even the cabbage salad it came with was so flavorful and savory sweet. It arrived on two sweet homemade honey biscuits baked to perfection and the perfect serving of pork belly slices under the eggs covered in a generous amount of hollandaise. My. God.I also had the sriracha michelada because why not, right? Which was also as good as it sounds!Thank you Claudine's Kitchen & Bakeshop for bringing so much flavor to our humble valley! :) More...

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Sahar V.

2 March 2018

This place is super cute and hip, I ordered the harvest salad and it was super healthy and yummy!

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Cher S.

24 February 2018

Stopped 4 late lunch & best Quiche & creative Sangria (not potent). Absolutely recommend - soooo many new restaurants in WH & most food is tasteless, bland & less appetizing than rice cakes - Thank Owners & need 2 keep delivering! More...

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Crystal k.

21 February 2018

I love everything about this place. The food is amazing the customer service is spectacular.  Christina is such a pleasure to always see... she is kind and welcome and always has a beautiful smile on her face! I am so lucky to live in the building and I am only a couple feet away from this amazing spot. I tell everyone to come down and try it out. More...

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Paris R.

20 February 2018

This is a great place for brunch. My only complaint is that expect to wait on weekends, which I guess is just a sign of Claudine Kitchen's popularity. However, if you manage to come on a weekday, it isn't that bad. Even if you do have to wait, it is worth it. This is one of the best brunch places in Los Angeles. I would recommend the Eggs Benedict. Very fresh and nicely seasoned. I personally thought it was fairly filling by itself.Other menu items I have tried is the French toast. I love the cream that comes with the toast. Very rich and decadent. I can this all day.I usually order coffee along with my brunch, and Claudine offers pretty good coffee. I have also tried the orange juice, and I think it is freshly squeezed.Overall, this is a very satisfying brunch experience. More...

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Madlen Y.

17 February 2018

I LOVE this cafe, from their open concept interior to the service, from food to all the details considered in the decor. The fact that they serve breakfast/brunch, lunch, coffee and pastries as well as alcohol is enough reason for me to come back. I dined in this place for second time last Friday and this time I brought my coworkers and they all enjoyed their food as well as the atmosphere. Most of us ordered the fried chicken sandwich and liked it. It has several layers of flavor and texture and each of them complements each other.Service is very friendly here, although you have to order it with the cashier and then go sit yourself and there is less interaction with servers but a waiter checked on us several times for refills and clean-up. Parking is usually not very convenient here as you have to park either in the close by streets or in the public parking nearby.The prices are on higher side especially for lunch items which might cause less group visits with the coworkers for me but I'd definitely come back even if it is just for a coffee. Note: their open concept interior includes the kitchen and you can enjoy watching the bakers decorating a wedding cake while having your lunch! More...

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Gabriella G.

11 February 2018

Great location and ambience. The kids love it. I wish there were more healthy yummy options. I got Lea's lightened quiche. Not sure what they lightened, tasted very heavy and mostly like cheese. The Carrot cake quinoa is good. The egg frittata is bland.Hopefully they will keep trying to add healthy options! More...

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Vijay C.

11 February 2018

Was in the area after going to Earth2Comics a few blocks away and decided to look for a good brunch spot and this came up on Yelp.Parking wasn't an issue as there were spots in a nearby residential street with two hour parking. Which is a huge positive for anything in Ventura Blvd.The restaurant itself was very nice. Clean. Upscale. Great decorations. Lots of seating. You walk in and you grab a menu, place your order and go seat yourself. The wait staff will then bring your food to you based on your order number. The menu was full of amazing brunch options and there was also a wide selection of pastries and drinks.I settled on tres leches French toast and a side of banana bread. The French toast was amazing based on the vanilla custard. I don't know that I needed the pomegranates and the crust of the bread was a little overdone which suggests it was over cooked but the vanilla custard was so good that it overcame any flaws. All in all I nice little brunch spot for some very good food. I'll come back on a weekday some time and try that fried chicken sandwich they were pinning but wasn't available. More...

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Mayuko N.

30 January 2018

The place is pretty clean and organized. Pastries are look delicious and gorgeous. I ordered French toast. The toast is tasty and outside is rich. Custard cream is not too sweet and very well-balanced with toast. It may be good deal if it gets a bit more fruit with this price. It is also attractive to have free parking next to it. More...

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Kathy Z.

29 January 2018

Wait -- I've lived in the area for 4 years now and it took me this long to discover Claudine?! Sigh... I need to brunch more often.Regardless of how long it took, I finally visited Claudine this past weekend and I am now in love! Weekend brunch hours are 8am-3pm, while regular weekdays are 8am-8pm. I made it in around 2:38pm on Sunday. When 3pm hit, the staff didn't rush any of us stragglers out... I suppose they're used to dragging out their closing time on the weekends like other brunch places. It was much appreciated.You order up front and then find a seat somewhere in the spacious, well-decorated dining area. They bring your order to you. There's a bar counter with alcoholic drinks available (I'll be back for those!). There's diner-style booths. There's regular table seating, inside and outside. Such an interesting space with lots of natural light and great wall art. Took about 10 minutes to get our food.We ordered the following:TRUFFLED MUSHROOM TOAST for ~14- The BEST I've ever had. Anywhere, anytime.- Roasted mushrooms on top of a fluffy egg scramble with white truffle oil, parmesan cheese, and garlic sauce... all on toasted bread. Arugula salad on the side.- When it arrived, I didn't think it would fill me up. it's a modest size, so I was skeptical. I was so very wrong.- The truffle is strong. If you're not a fan, I suggest asking them to leave it out if you order this dish.- Yummy, yummy, yummy. Worth waking up early for.TRES LECHES FRENCH TOAST for ~$14- Four, large slices of the fluffiest french toast I've ever seen. Super sweet and sugary.- Comes with "Encino strawberries" and vanilla custard sauce.- Oh so rich and creamy. That sauce, alone, is divine.- Filling!TURKEY CHORIZO BREAKFAST TACOS for ~$14- Three tacos filled with scrambled eggs, avocado slices, black beans, potato wedges, salsa, peppers, and cheese... with a side of large-cut wedges.- A blast of flavor in every bite! Decent-sized tacos, too. - I loathe and despise beans of any kind, so I scraped them off. My boyfriend devoured the whole taco and loved it.- We got these to share, and couldn't finish. Leftover taco was just as delish later that night.THE "NUTELLATTE" for $4.75- Basically, a mocha latte with Nutella in it. Yes, you can taste the Nutella. Not a strong coffee taste, which I prefer.- Lots of foam -- not sure if the "design" on top was intentional, but I couldn't make out what it was. Note: Not a big deal!- Quite sweet, quite good.- Served in an over-sized mug, but still a bit small for the price.ICED BLACK & TAN NITRO BREW for ~$6- They ran out of something or another, so they said they'd make it using different ingredients. Should be vanilla, almond milk, and nitro brew.- Pricey... and looked like straight-up iced tea. Meh.- They have an extensive coffee menu, so I suggest trying something else -- like the Nutellatte, the matcha latte, the caramel latte, etc etc etc.Would I be back? HECK YES. I'd order the food again, but maybe try new drinks. I say this now, but watch me order another Nutellatte for the fun of it...Oh, and don't be like me when it comes to parking. I -- the kind of person who worries about where to park at unfamiliar places -- opted for metered parking across the street instead of driving in front of the shop to see where to park. There's a private parking lot under the apartment complex with free parking. Enter through Ventura Boulevard, just next to the UPS Store. HOWEVER, metered parking is also free on Sundays. So there's that. More...

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Juanita D.

21 January 2018

Claudine has stolen my heart. I just wrapped up my third visit and couldn't be more in love. The cutest mom + pop cafe/bakery with all the desserts and eats you could want. Conveniently located on Ventura Blvd in Encino.Some of our favorites + must try's:- Hot Chicken with Hash Browns + Eggs- Malted Milk Pancakes with Salted Butter- Homemade Berry Pop Tarts- Mushroom Toast- Nitro Cold Brew There is ample indoor and sidewalk seating, but if you come during prime time on the weekends, be ready to wait for a table to open up. Self seating once you've ordered from the counter. Street or underground parking. Dishes range from $9-16. Pleasant staff and speedy turnaround. On a side note, major kudos to whoever was in charge of the design + branding for Claudine. More...

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Hugo H.

20 January 2018

The food is really good. Pork Belly Benedict's in a fresh biscuit - terrific - except when the egg is overdone - Avocado toast amazing and unique. We just really wish we didn't have to stand in that glacial line up to order. More...

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Joseph S.

28 December 2017

This place is the best thing to happen to the Valley in.....ever.  The best compliment I can give this place is that it's not just good "for the Valley", it's one of my favorite places to have breakfast anywhere in L.A.  I have eaten breakfast/brunch here more times than I can count, had lunch/dinner multiple times, and I have never had an item that wasn't excellent.  Plus the pastries are next-level good, and they have Allegash Curieux on tap for under $9 a glass.  Thank god they don't have a full bar, otherwise I'd be there daily. More...

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Mane S.

25 December 2017

Delicious food. I had the toast with egg and avocado and it was absolutely delicious. The arugula salad was very good too. So why 4 stars the Twinkie I ordered I thought would be an actual Twinkie filled with cream and it wasn't. More...

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Drew L.

16 December 2017

Mighty fine breakfast. The maple sausage was pretty good. The iced coffee was also pretty good. They have a great looking spread of sweets although I passed. Very friendly staff.

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Karen D.

13 December 2017

I have been looking for a new spot to go to on my lunch break and I decided to try it here. I was blown away by the flavor of my sandwich. I got the brisket grilled cheese sandwich. When arriving I was greeted at the counter by a pleasant woman. She was so kind and helpful and answered any questions I had. I told her it was my first time there and she offered me a free cookie because it was my first time there. IT was delicious. When my food came, my potato wedges were so hot freshly made. The presentation of my food had me drooling. Each bite I ate I savored. it was AMAZING. The ladies next to me ordered a salad and it made me want to rush back to order more. I ended up having an extra half of the sandwich leftover because I was full so I brought it back to work and made sure my friend had the other half. He loved it just as much as I did! I will for sure be coming back! YUM More...

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Bre D.

13 December 2017

I have eaten here twice now, and have to say I like this place for the food and bakery items as much as the vibe.  You order at a counter and find seating, both times I have been with kids and it's a great place for them. Casual and cute, but not stuffy.Try one of their baked goods, the chai tea is good and the breakfast items are all great (I have had the egg breakfast sandwich and the French toast). Mmm More...

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Deja J.

11 December 2017

Tried the apple pie ! Super bomb i heated mines up ...will most deff be going back for more

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Kislev A.

5 December 2017

There is certainly plenty of space and available seating for your leisurely breakfast and/or brunch at Claudine's Kitchen & Bakeshop. The menu has a variety of brunch options and the glass display has a really nice selection of pastries.The SALMON NICOISE WRAP was good and filling.The HAPPY FRIDAY is sure to be a hit with kids... as long as they like nutella and bananas. More...

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Mary Ann F.

30 November 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant with delicious and great selection of food.  The staff is very nice too.  My favorite dishes include the Una Salmon Plate - perfectly roasted and i don't feel like I'm settling for salmon because I'm trying to be healthy. It really is delicious and so are the roasted vegetables.  The butternut squash soup is incredible - hard to believe it's vegan.  I also love the Newton's 7am breakfast - It's basic with eggs, toast, potatoes and breakfast sausage but for some reason it tastes incredible.  The potatoes are perfectly crisped, the sausage is a mix of sweet and savory, and the eggs just taste better than other eggs.   Their desserts are also a big draw for me - I like the coffee cake (not too sweet and very moist) and the rice crispy treats, which also for some reason are the best I've ever had (I think it's the brown butter).  The design of the restaurant is relaxing and nicely laid out. I don't care that I have to order at the counter - it's worth it.So glad I live and work nearby! More...

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Cathy D.

15 November 2017

Food was fantastic. Shared a beat salad and the brisket sandwich. What a great combo and a lot of food. All the food that came out, looked DElicious. Can't wait to go back.

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Darren M.

10 November 2017

Food was amazing!  The salmon sandwich was just nuts, was literally licking my plate!!

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Inga C.

23 October 2017

AMAZING. I went there 3 times in a week and will be back again and again when I get back to LA. The pancakes are great, the toast is delicious and all around, it is such a great experience.

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Kenn M.

19 October 2017

I had eggs, toast, bacon and wedges. First off the eggs were cooked perfect and over or under done. The toast was flavorful,  bacon was damn near perfect the right crispness..they seasoned the wedges perfect,  not sure what's on them but it blew my mind. Coming back soon More...

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Nancy T.

15 October 2017

This place is seriously so cute and is literally the bakeshop of my dreams! We had a family event here two years in a row (exactly one year apart) and the staff was overall really helpful with the planning process, although they did add on an event fee (which didn't include gratuity), plus they also tried to charge us for twine to wrap up a few of their baked goods. I should note that they typically do wrap up their baked goods with twine anyway, so I'm not sure why they were trying to charge us extra for this considering that's their standard packaging, so that was a bit of a turnoff.Nonetheless, we were really thankful they allowed us to hold an event here twice, considering it's a pretty small restaurant as it is and our party took up a good amount of space! We all ordered off the regular menu and the food was pretty good, although I was slightly disappointed in the smoked salmon toast, as I thought it was just pretty standard. I really wanted to try the fried chicken sandwich, but unfortunately they only serve it on weekdays, so I ordered a burger instead. The burger was juicy and came on a super soft brioche bun, but it was also greasy, cooked more rare than I asked for (it was still quite red, even though I requested medium well), and the accompanying wedges were so burnt that they were unrecognizable.Overall, the food is pretty good, but it's quite pricey. Also, the treats are seriously delicious, but we've observed quite a few flies perched on top of the treats, which makes them a bit less appealing. Nonetheless, I hope this place stays around because it's really charming! 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 stars for the nostalgia factor :) More...

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Christina T.

15 October 2017

My friend took me here and i was really impressed. I must say the avocado toast was one of the best I've ever had. Quite expensive for what it is but it was delicious. Definitely will come back here if I'm ever in the area. The biscuit with the berries was also delicious as well. Definitely worth it. Everything felt so fresh and it was delicious. More...

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Veronica S.

14 October 2017

It's a door from a long line in a busy LA city block. We found once in the door a more fresh food and unique menu. The sweets are displayed as you make your way through the ordering line, too difficult to miss. It's well organized and set up. Everything was brought out timely, rich in flavor and beautifully presented. Great spot!! More...

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Dane B.

6 October 2017

Read me!  or don't....see if I care. Ok, so my partner (aka; snarl toothed, hair lipped, hubby booboo) and I are pretty picky about our food and Claudine's does an amazing job! We have been here several times and have never had a bad experience. From the moment you walk in, the place is light, bright and spotless. Remind me later to tell you all what I experienced at Fatburger once...it wasn't pretty (I still don't know what ever possessed me to go in there in the first place...I'm pretty sure it was perhaps a bad, suppressed childhood memory of some sort...the meds are helping though!). The great thing at Claudine's is they use QUALITY, local and very fresh ingredients. All the food and bakery items are prepared in an open kitchen to the right and bakery to the left so you see whats going on. No wondering who the hell is behind that curtain, what are they doing back there, is it legal to do what they are doing back there and where is the poppy field?  (let your imagination run wild here..then ask yourself, "what exactly am I putting in my mouth, who touched it and where has it been?"). They have nothing to hide which I find very reassuring. Food;The things I really like are that the food and bakery items taste simply amazing!  It is not your run of the mill restaurant that leaves you thinking; "Goodness, Great Grandma Shyttles couldn't have done better then this during the war, after loosing her sight and both hands...God rest her soul!". The food is always extremely flavorful and often times (depending on what you order) unique!  I may be the only one, but I always wondered how the !@#$% do you cook "pork belly"?  I wasn't sure if it was like bacon or some slimy, fatty, filthy, hard to swallow piece of pork. Boy, was I surprised when I tried the "Pork Belly Benedict", it was delicious, light, not greasy, not slimy at all and full of flavor (and I'm not a big pork fan...oink!). Since then I've tried many additional food items, all have been delicious! The "Chilaquiles" are another of my favorites, spicy and flavorful but not to spicy. You can taste the freshness and quality in all their dishes. Another great thing is that their food items are always changing and there is plenty to choose from.Bakery; Simply put...WOW!  I have found it hard to find a good, fresh and flavorful bakery (there is a good one in Camarillo, but its just to far..they are good though!). Sadly, so many of us get use to baked items that are just "so-so", aren't flavorful and taste like the items have been sitting out to long, not to mention preservatives (Botox is one thing...In my face, but not in my food please...Gross!).  At Claudine's you again see everything being prepared right in front of you and gosh do they work hard! During my last visit I ordered several items "to go" and had friends over that evening.  After dinner, we had several of Claudine's bakery items (smore's bites, cookies and "gluten" free brownies...and a few others that didn't make it...my mouth fell on them!...OMG, am I a slimy pig?...Botox please!).  Here's my suggestion for anyone wanting a little slice of heaven; get a decent bottle of Pinot Noir...put on some relaxing music (no TV allowed for this one)...light a candle...dim the lights. Have on hand a brownie or something chocolatey from Claudine's.  Take a bite of the brownie followed by a sip of Pinot, sit back, relax and enjoy! This combination is sure to melt away any bad day or stress! (makes me forget about the a-holes I've had to deal with all day...bye bye a-holes..and HELLO friend!  haha).  The brownie I devoured (one small bite at a time, followed by a sip...ok two...maybe three...but no more then 60 sips of Pinot) was incredibly moist, chocolatey and melted in my mouth.   I'll be sure to use this Bakery for those occasions that require something extraordinary (weekly on myself) perhaps with friends and hubby booboo of course!). So....we really liked them and it even gets hubby booboo's stamp of approval, and he a picky snarl toothed, hair lipped biaaaatch at times. Then I find out you can rent the restaurant out in the evenings for special occasions. So....old snarl tooth and I  decided to rent the restaurant out for his birthday party! They are going to transform the place with candles, flowers, fine linens, servers and the whole 10 yards.  They have beer on tap, a barista and some classy stuff happening. It's gonna be great and I'll be sure to post pics after event.TTFNCheck this place out! More...

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Lisette C.

5 October 2017

Love this spot for a breakfast treat! Amazing food, easy parking, and good coffee without the crowds of Bea Bea's or Cece's!  I've had the mushroom toast a few times and its just so good I can't seem to stray.  The coffee is strong and rich here, even the drip.  The nutella latte is a delectable drink, but the americano is my favorite.The french toast is sinful, but a good treat to share with your dining companions.  The bakery case is definitely worth a sampling. Their treats change often.  Also, they have a daily special and the fried chicken and waffles seemed to be in very high demand, so if you see it on the board, order it!  Everyone around us that ordered it was RAVING.  Options are plenty here.  Its any easy choice if you are in the valley. More...

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Bryant B.

24 September 2017

Randomly selected for brunch and boy were we not disappointed. I really want to come back and try their full menu during the week. The place was well lit, with really welcoming decorations, and comfortable tables. The food was outstanding!Many thanks to the employees working today that helped make this a great dining experience. More...

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Bill K.

15 September 2017

My first time here. I was sold on the best fried chicken sandwich in America, so I tried "Z's Fried Chicken Sandwich". The chicken itself was very moist (being pickle brined helped a lot!) and the whole sandwich (more like hamburger) was full of taste, with honey mustard slaw and TONS of house cheese sauce. I think it was a bit too much of the cheese, but the whole thing played out nicely. It was a pretty big portion with russet wedges (well-fried) on the side. And the "London Fog" - earl grey tea latte with lavender - was just heavenly! Tables outside on a nice warm day was a wonderful addition to the experience.I will surely be back to try other goodies! Yummm More...

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John W.

11 September 2017

Claudine Kitchen is a welcome brunch spot in the Valley that is modern, neat and lovely all-around. Definitely has become a recent favorite that we've enjoyed going to a few times now. +Oh the food. We're talking specifically about brunch in this case. I've had two items now - both which have been delicious. The pork belly benedict is on point. The pork belly is super tender and delicious. The egg over it is gooey with all the yolk coming out as you poke/cut into it. The side salad is an odd refreshing touch that isn't delicious on its own but complements the main dish pretty well (more as a brunch dish than a breakfast dish IMO). Also got the avocado toast which was also pretty solid. Love the egg on top of the avocado toast and the warm bread it comes on top of. Not the best avocado toast I had in my life but definitely one of the stronger ones overall. Cost-wise as well, entrees were about $10+ with drinks around $3-5 depending on what you get. +Then there's all the baked goods that greet you when you first enter. I've only tried one item but the banana bread was super delicious and tasted 'fresh'. They also have a variety of cookies and other items available. +Service is always super friendly and food doesn't take that long to come out. Seating is also pretty plentiful with outdoor and indoor seating available. The decor is clean and modern with tech-y big screens all-around. +So technically, I feel like I should put parking in the 'unsure' category as it always seems like I'm super lucky to get a spot but there is underground parking that is a little tight (it'll look like an apartment complex entrance) but getting a spot don't seem too bad. +/- Drinks have been a little hit-or-miss for us. The nuttela latte wasn't bad but tasted more like a mocha. The black-and-tan nitro cold brew wasn't too bad although even after mixing it, I still wish it was a little less sweet (just need to ask I'm sure next time). They also have a variety of lemonades and even some alcoholic beverages. Be sure to peek into the back as their full espresso menu is actually behind the cashier. More...

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Lauren C.

5 September 2017

Claudine Kitchen & Bakeshop has delicious, seasonal and fresh food.  I haven't tried the desserts but they look amazing!   It often seems like Encino is devoid of interesting eateries but Claudine's is fantastic for breakfast and lunch.  Would like to get there for dinner too!  Yum! More...

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Bobbie N.

3 September 2017

This is one of the best places for brunch in Encino...you have to try the truffle mushroom on toast...Great atmosphere great employees

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Veronica B.

3 September 2017

Cute place to get brunch. Very busy on Sunday mornings. Not the place to go if you want a more relaxed environment because it is pretty loud.The vanilla latte is great. Wish i had tried dessert because everything looks delicious. My friends lamb burger was pretty good and my 7am breakfast was pretty good. Only complaint, toast is stale. Derek and Cristina were both very attentive and made my experience here enjoyable :) More...

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Kevin H.

1 September 2017

I had their "7 am breakfast" which is eggs, sausage and breakfast potatoes.  It's really good.  I love their breakfast potatoes.  They're seasoned russets and I haven't had them like that anywhere else.On a previous visit I had the avocado toast and was disappointed by how little avocado there was on it. More...

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Randy Averso

31 August 2017

Great food - cannot quite understand not serving a lunch menu during the weekend lunch period.

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Rae Perrone Flynn

28 August 2017

Sunday brunch is five stars. Bright, happy place with exceptional food. Always great.

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Janet Kokonian

27 August 2017

I love Claudine's. The truffle, egg, mushroom breakfast is one of the best breakfasts I've EVER had anywhere. Such a cute atmosphere. Yummy desserts, too!! ��

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Dani R.

27 August 2017

Finally, was able to get on over here and check this darling place out. I was so in love with the décor, it felt like a dream kitchen come to life. The vibe, the beautiful set up, the attention to detail at every table and corner you turned, won me over. Not only was a beautiful location and place, I was overwhelmed by the kindness of the staff and owner. A very sweet man took our order and was very helpful in making sure we made the right choices based on what was available that day. We made our first trip memorable, me and my girls, by getting some yummy treats out of the bakery. I had an amazingly delicious, and moist lemon, blueberry bundt cake. The girls had a coconut chocolate doughnut and delicious crumb cake muffin. I had an awesome black and tan nitro cold brew (check out the beautiful tap for this awesome treat, and its turquoise colored!!), it was sweet, delicious and made with my favorite, almond milk. And of course we took a few treats home, huge sprinkled rice krispie treats.We already planned to come back for lunch soon, so we can try out some delish savory treats. ANND, the soda machine, with all natural yummy sodas?!?!? Love it, Shirley temples, ginger beer, root beer and colas. Can't wait to come back to this darling and delicious spot! More...

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Jack T.

24 August 2017

This is my first time here I found it on yelp so glad I decided to stop the food was amazing I had a chance to meet with the owner she was very very pleasant I would definitely recommend this place

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Ronit H.

21 August 2017

I love this place for breakfast. You could order anything on the menu and be happy. Unfortunately i just came here expecting a late breakfast and am unlucky to discover they stop serving breakfast at 11, which is honestly really early. They should serve breakfast all day. Very sad today. PLZ CLAUDINES SERVE BREAKFAST ALL DAY More...

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T Kara K.

20 August 2017

First time here and it was great! Loved the the menu...the food was amazing. Had the pancakes and avocado toast, both were delicious. The pancakes tasted homemade! Also, one of the ladies who I believe owns the place, was super accommodating and nice. Customer service was on point and the food was perfect. What more can you ask for?! Lucky for me I live very local so I found a new spot to return to! More...

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Adriani L.

19 August 2017

I had the lamb and tomato soup. It was spectacular and i'm not usually a fan of tomato soup. Please open a branch on the east side!!!

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Andrea R.

17 August 2017

Weekday menu varies from weekend menu. More variety on the weekend. Pricey but the food is delicious. I've enjoyed tea lattes & hot cocoa with almond milk. The pastries are delicious. I've had the avocado toast on the weekday & mushroom toast on the wknd. Both were delicious with the arugula on the side my the eggs were seasoned & cooked perfectly. My daughter enjoyed her pancakes & the mini puff pancakes. Underground garage parking is there since parking on Ventura can be tough! Been here a few times & will go back for more! There's also a great list of alcoholic drinks available. More...

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David W.

16 August 2017

Great food and great service! ! Plus we got to meet Ceasar Millan!! I had the avocado toast and the green tea latte. delicious!

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Carol E.

12 August 2017

This is an update to my previous review -specifically about the coffee.  The owner, Lea, reached out to me after my post about the coffee.  She told me she had been considering using a new coffee for Claudine, and had already set up some appointments with new coffee vendors.  She invited me to come in any time and try the new possible coffee's as she tested them out.   I did go in (as I LOVE everything about this restaurant and try to go there whenever I'm in the area), and she was so sweet. She made me a latte with the first new test coffee and sat with me while I tried it.  It was so much better then the one I had previously had. She said this was just the first test coffee, and that she had appointments with several other coffee roasters to test their coffees as well. She invited me to come back any time and try them out, on the house.   Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get in there to do that, but I'm certain that whatever she's made as a final coffee choice is great, as even the first new test coffee was already so much better .  But, what's really the best thing about this place (of which there are so many - entrees, employees, desserts!), is Lea herself.  Some owners would be angry and defensive about someone critiquing one of their products as less then stellar, but instead, Lea was genuinely interested in hearing her customer's thoughts, and in improving her product.    Lea's openness and kindness is what puts this place heads and tails above other restaurants.  Creative and delicious mains, desserts and drinks, and an owner who really loves what she does, and strives to make it the best it can be.   You can't ask for anything better then that. Thanks Lea, you are a rare gem! More...

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Yadira Tress

9 August 2017

The chilaquiles are amazing as a mexican girl I can say are the best that I've tasted here �

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Liza Hook-Schrage

8 August 2017

I've only visited one time and was very delighted with the Saturday brunch menu. The Chilequiles were very good and not too heavy. Sausage patties were savory and appeared to be handmade. Pastries were beautiful, creative and are made fresh daily. Restaurant manager was terrific as well as the service! Looking forward to trying the regular menu! More...

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Dheilan W.

6 August 2017

An unassuming open format would have you convinced of this as just another bakery but  Claudine's is turning out as good of a breakfast menu as any casual spot I've been to in Los Angeles. Come in for the loaded blueberry scones and coffee but stay for the fried egg sandwich, exceptional Benedicts and occasional menu surprise Nashville Hot Chicken. More...

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Bianca N.

30 July 2017

Currently sitting at a 2-seater table behind the bar by myself. My headphones are in my ears playing Niia's newest album. I can still hear the loud chatter of those around me as I take a bite of my turkey chorizo breakfast tacos. My eyes get wide each time I take a bite. The flavor combination is orgasmic. I immediately look up to make sure no one caught my moment of ecstasy - one guy st a table near the door did and just smiled. I awkwardly took a sip of my refreshing Pinot noir sangria then grabbed a piece of my crunchy house potatoes. Everything on my plate is so good that I feel overwhelmed. I feel like I need to take the rest home and fall in love in privacy. But there are still homemade pop tarts to indulge in. This is food love at first taste. More...

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Dee B.

26 July 2017

We ordered Pork Belly Benedict and the House Cured lox in toast.  It was delicious and fresh.

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michael k.

23 July 2017

There isn't much to say other than the food, the service, and most important Anthony (owner and Master Chef)  are unbelievable love this place.

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Bridget N.

22 July 2017

So glad we finally came and tried the food at Claudine Kitchen and Bakeshop. The food was delicious! Our kids loved the puff cakes and bacon. We got Avocado Toast, the Truffle Mushroom Toast, eggs and sausage. Everything was high quality. We will for sure be back again! More...

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Stephanie B.

20 July 2017

This place is pretty bomb. I really like the atmosphere and vibe of this place. The first time I came here I got the cheeseburger and that was a mistake!! It was so small and tasted like a McDonalds burger. HOWEVER, I've came a couple more times and fell in love with the lox on toast! So yummmyyy! I also like the chilaquiles! Oh and the nutellate is so great! I would stay away from the burger, but besides that I would recommend this place. However, I do think this place is overpriced and the portions are not that big, so that's something to keep in mind. More...

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Rocio Thy R.

19 July 2017

The food was really good. I had the pork belly BLT,Almond chai tea, and cream brûlée. The  service was also great. There's bath was super clean. The only thing was the cream brûlée was expensive and was tiny! More...

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Jaconni C.

15 July 2017

A favorite to visit when we are feeling a hearty brunch meal.  Pastries are fresh and fluffy.  Drinks are natural and low to no sugar.  Menu is updated with one or two items every few months.  The food takes a little longer than usual to arrive, but when it does, you're excited for it.  This place is a pay after ordering place with a number for your table.  Staff is always buzzing and friendly.  The eatery has high ceilings, clean decor and tables.  Easy to read menu items and medium sized portions that are deceivingly filling.  Refillable iced tea and soda fountain drinks with not your typical brands.Top three dishes we've tried include:  Pork Belly Benedict, Shakshuka mediterranean hummus plate, chilaquiles breakfast.Haven't had a problem finding parking.  Overall, I'd give a 4.5 if I could! More...

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Bebe L.

10 July 2017

Loved the inside of this place! The kitchen is open and bright, and you can see them making pastries. Food was excellent. I ordered the steak. They had run out of the one on the menu and gave me a skirt steak instead. My friend ordered the fried chicken sandwich, also delicious. More...

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Kelli Modica

7 July 2017

Just ate the fried chicken sandwich. Holy mother of God.. Get in on it!

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Nijole T.

3 July 2017

This is a beautiful cafe/restaurant with amazing food!Plenty of seating inside as well as out and metered parking out front.I could not resist the Nutella pop tart and Nutella latte, both priced at $5 each, too much for the pop tart.Both were delicious, you can really taste the quality of the ingredients used as well as being visually stunning.Worth the occasional splurge. More...

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Matt E.

26 June 2017

Amazing dishes. Great menu and service. I've been there several times since they've opened and I've never had anything but spectacular food. Nice to see a quality place on the blvd. again. Keep up the good work. More...

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Stan C.

22 June 2017

Looking for a relatively fast lunch with a couple of buddies in Encino . Claudine's had come highly recommended so we gave it a shot. The menu is a little odd but there are certainly reasonable choices. I went with a chicken burger. Ground chicken on a big bun with lots of other stuff on the sandwich. Pretty tasty. Comes with steak fries that were really good. A little pricey ($14) for what you get ( considering you have to go to the counter to order it and then they bring the food to your table). My buddies got a chicken sandwich and a grilled cheese sandwich. Each said the sandwiches were very good. Everybody loved the fries.  We definitely will come back again. More...

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Tingting P.

18 June 2017

The sraff are all super friendly. Tried avocado toast and it was really good. Also tried banana bread and chocolate cookies. Amazing!It is a quiet place for a late lunch. Order a glass of orange juice and have some hot brunch. I love this place and for sure will come back again. More...

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Adriana R.

18 June 2017

We discovered Claudine's just a few weeks ago and since then, we have been back at least a half a dozen times. The decor is adorable, they have a lot of seating, and the food is just delicious. We have never ordered anything that we haven't absolutely loved. Favorites so far: Pancakes, Tres Leches French Toast, Breakfast Sandwich, pork belly eggs benedict, homemade pop tart (!), and anything from the bakery. Coffee and tea are excellent too. Free parking in the parking garage below. More...

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Ellen Kaplan

12 June 2017

You must try Claudine's at night their monthly themes are delicious

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Scott Newton

11 June 2017

Best Chocolate Chip cookies on the planet!!! Great family breakfast and brunch location!

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Giselle G.

11 June 2017

Claudine's has set the bar high. Real fresh squeezed oj, coffee and tea better than Starbucks and the food is absolutely superb. Highest quality ingredients and perfect portions. I moved to encino from the west side and thank god for this place. There isn't anything in the area that comes close. I'll be a repeat customer. Can't wait to try everything on the menu! More...

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D L.

7 June 2017

In a rush, ordered two orders of Chilaquiles to go.  Fabulous !  For me the perfect comfort food!!  Loved this dish

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Alyson Dee Moore

31 May 2017

Great find in Encino! Besides pastries and cakes, which are beautiful, they also offer sandwiches and salads. Beer and wine are a great addition and parking was easy.

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Tina M.

31 May 2017

Yummy!!!!!! This place is so cute! From their decor to their display of desserts/pastries. We randomly decided to eat here [since we were early for a massage appt next door]....& it was delicious!The food tasted fresh & ingredients were high quality. They also have a bar where we enjoyed a wine spritzer and michelada.However I tried the blueberry butter cake and it was kind of dry. I only ended up eating the top, moist-er part.Other than that, everything else was delicious! We will definitely be back! More...

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Rowena A.

31 May 2017

Definitely a nice place to enjoy breakfast. I wanted a healthier option after a workout and had the egg white frittata on their menu. It was real good but as you walk towards the "order here" sign, beware of the yummy bake goods on display. I could not resist and had to try their cinnamon sugar butter cake. Glad I did! It was light, fluffy and buttery melt in your mouth goodness. More...

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Jennifer M.

30 May 2017

Just discovered this place after a meeting in the Encino area and I can't wait to go back.  Healthy options for those that are health oriented, yet also some fun bakery goodies, lattes, and amazing sandwiches and salads.  Cute space, decent prices, nice staff. More...

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Saba P.

29 May 2017

4 1/2 stars rightly deserved! Claudine is a hip and healthy 'take a look at the menu, order at front' cafe that is a definite keeper for the valley. They serve a variety of dishes with brunch/ breakfast being they're most popular (brunch only on Sat/Sun). The venue is big, roomy and kept up nicely. There are lots of indoor tables and some booth seating. The outside holds a few more tables and chairs perfect for those breezy valley mornings or to share a cup with you pup. After a hike on Memorial Day, my boyfriend and I landed at Claudine for brunch. We ordered an Oj, the chilaquiles, the breakfast sandwich, and the $6 potato wedge side to share. It's nice that they carry a few natural cane sugar sodas on tap including Shirley Temple. The breakfast sandwich was good. Greasy and heavy but rich and flavorful. Boyfriend wants me to add that the Old Bay Remoulade was good enough to bathe in. The chilaquiles I got were tasty! Loved the salsa verde and how the tortilla strips were still a lil crisp and bursting with flavor. Now the potatoes were the star of the show. Woah were those crispy and fluffy and airy inside. Absolutely worth the $6 price tag. Try'd it with their housemade hot sauce. The overall bill for brunch that day was $34. A little on the pricey side but we were adequately stuffed. Our bellies were big and hearts happy. Thanks Claudine. More...

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Kevin SK R Simon

27 May 2017

Claudine's Kitchen and Bakeshop! Incredibly fresh and tasty meals. Delightfully baked sweets. Refreshingly cool and warm drinks. Beautiful, friendly people giving 5-star customer service. Everything to love! More...

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J j.

27 May 2017

The best food in the San Fernando Valley. An executive chef from the Westside that brought his high-level cuisine to the SFV.

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Desiree R.

24 May 2017

Came here for the first time for a meeting. Friendly staff, delicious food, and pastries. I had their Roasted Poblano Ranch Chicken Burger with fries. So delicious! Had their nitro cold brew. Not really a fan of nitro cold brew in general, but if that's your thing, their's might tickle your fancy. Dark and bold, lightly effervescent. For pastries, I tried their chocolate cake with buttercream, and their smore bites. Yummy stuff. More...

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Chad S.

20 May 2017

First time.. everything was great. Food had great flavor and the ambiance was very inviting. Will definitely be back, I had the chicken adobo fried rice. Nice flavor nothing over powering the other ingredients making it a nice balance of flavors. Highly recommend this place. More...

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Anthony Mastantuono

17 May 2017

Can't miss with anything there but the Chilaquiles are amazing!

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Ethan D.

17 May 2017

Super clean, friendly staff and spacious. The food was amazing. All scratch food and desserts.

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Alan K.

17 May 2017

The food is very delicious here. A little bit pricier but that's what you get for organic and healthy food. The restaurant menu selection is a little small but that's OK you can usually find something that you would like.

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Marcia G.

17 May 2017

Love this place so much I've been 3 times in 2 weeks! The chilaquiles are delicious! I've ordered them twice and both times my mouth and tummy were happy. The pork belly benedict is really good as well. Small portion of pork belly so you don't really get to have pork with each bite is the only downside. The dessert/pastry bar is a must. Love the smores bites and the scones and definitely more goodies I want to go back and try. Nutella latte is really good; not too sweet (surprisingly).Street parking and a garage close by if you don't get lucky on the street. Large restaurant w plenty of seating and it can get loud if it's packed. More...

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Brian O.

14 May 2017

Really good food! We ordered several dishes and all of them were spectacular! Pork Belly Benedict, Greek Yogurt Parfait, Shakshouka (Mother's Day special), Puff Cakes, and a couple coffees. All the dishes were very well balanced with a fantastic display of the ingredients' natural flavors. Not bland, not over seasoned... just right! I will DEFINITELY be back and excited to try everything else on the menu. I can't say there was a single item I didn't wanna try.I'm not really sure what the wait is normally like here, but somehow I feel like we were incredibly fortunate. We arrived around 10:30 on Mother's Day fully expecting a 30min wait, but there wasn't any. We Sat right down and orders right away. About 30min later, the line was out the door. I think everyone got out of bed at the same time.The short of it, yes, this place is killer! More...

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Supriya C.

14 May 2017

I had Claudine's bookmarked for a while and we finally went today. We took our little dog since they have outside seating but when we got there all spots outside were taken. A good sign for the place but not good for us. So I went in to just get a few pastries and leave and one of the employees who spoke to me actually went out and set up a table for us- a great sign for service. Then they brought out some water for our pup and we did not even ask- another great sign for service. Finally the food showed up and it sealed the fact that Claudine's is one of the best restaurant experiences I have had in my life.We got Chilaquilas, creme brûlée French toast, pork belly Benedict and a burger, and we shared a little of everything as a sampler, OMG I am seriously thinking I need to go back tomorrow or next week for some more pork belly Benedict. The burger and russet wedges were yummy comfort food and the creme brûlée French toast was unique but each mouthful was perfect. The Chilaquile was a bit too acidic for my taste and so my least favorite but even so I would  eat it again if someone gave it to me. But that pork belly Benedict is a siren that is calling my name and I will be back to try some more. Price wise they are on the slightly higher end but oh so worth it. More...

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Lauren G.

10 May 2017

This restaurant is a great addition to Encino! I work walking distance and it's a treat to come here for lunch. I usually get the salmon plate or the chicken salad. All the food is very tasty. I only wish their salmon was wild instead of farm raised (although they showed me a print out explaining why they purchase farm raised and that it's the highest quality out there). Still, this restaurant seems like a wild type of salmon to me. Note: food can sometimes take a while if you're eating in. Also, all the desserts look amazing! More...

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Miranda S.

7 May 2017

A bit more casual than I expected, more like a coffee shop but the food is great. I have had multiple delicious pastries, including coffee cake. The avocado toast is incredible every time, and I would highly recommend to anyone. Pancakes are great too! More...

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Cecily D.

30 April 2017

Wow what a great experience! We were blown away by this gem in Encino. We are always in the look out for great breakfast spots and usually we have to get out of the valley to do that but not now!! Woot! Woot!

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Ana J.

29 April 2017

A little hole in the wall, but such a little gem! The people are so down to earth and in such a good mood. The food is so clean and well presented. But the the best is that it's amazing! I had the green chilaquiles a cup of coffee and an amazing, from scratch raspberry pop tart. The taste was magical. It is a little pricy but worth it! More...

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CD H.

29 April 2017

Claudine's Kitchen has the best breakfast/brunch dishes in the Valley, bar none, and excellent pastries to boot. If you don't want to drive to the Westside for breakfast, you are in luck.  After years of "diner breakfasts" (some pretty good, but they are diner breakfasts folks) we have something actually worth going out to get.  We have tried the Chilaquiles, the Breakfast Naan-zza, Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese - all delectable and nicely plated.  We did have two minor disappointments, like the Lightened Quiche that really was too light for us (made with a single egg) and having to admit to our server that the salt shaker needed cleaning - the latter, however, resulted from our grandson putting the top in his mouth so we can hardly blame the restaurant.  Pastries, REAL pastries, including a delicious (crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside - like the caption on the old Larson cartoon showing two polar bears walking around an igloo while one made that remark) and an actually sticky sticky bun with loads of flavor, especially with a bit of butter (a habit learned from my father).  It is not inexpensive, actually on the high side for the Valley, BUT it is by no means overpriced for the quality and creativity.  Welcome Claudine and crew!  I hope that you expand into the West Valley soon and manage to maintain the quality that is so often lost by expansion. More...

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Jimmy N.

23 April 2017

Claudine's is our favorite restaurant hands down! From breakfast to brunch to dinner and dessert, Chef Anthony and Lea rock! Must have items are the Chilaquiles, Pork Belly Benedict, Truffled Mushroom Toast to name a few but the entire menu is off the chain! For the kiddos, the Friday Fav and the Puff Cakes are out of bounds. Now the Beleco Burger steps in and wow's the crowd in its amazing savory flavors, it's out of this world. Don't forget to load up on the cookies, smores bites, creme brûlée or any of the scrumptious cakes and sweets, they're a try hit! If you haven't been here, I feel for you because you're missing out on this culinary adventure all in one place. Hurry up and get down here, you will never be disappointed! More...

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Chai S.

12 April 2017

Came here for coffee and a snack with coworkers. My friend got a turkey sandwich and thought it was just ok. I got a latte which was nice and strong and a delicious chocolate almond scone. The scone was nice and crumbly and you can tell they use a high quality chocolate. It's on the expensive side but the ambiance is cute and the coffee was good! More...

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Segaro B.

12 April 2017

I almost forgot to write about this little nugget right here!  It's hard to give a 5 Star review based on one visit but I'm going to do just that.I will never forget Briana's Short Rib Grilled Cheese!  Short ribs are a popular item in recent years, but this was fairly creative.  It wouldn't have mattered if it didn't deliver!  Good sized portion meant I got to eat the other half later that night.I was with 8 or 9 people who had a variety of items from the menu and everyone raved!  Many of us are traveling business people who are particular about our food.  Fresh, tasty, and creative. More...

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jane j.

7 April 2017

I love this place to a degree that is stupid. The food is phenomenal, and the brown butter rice krispie treats are so amazing they make me want to weep. My only complaint is the efficiency of the staff. Most people dining in Encino around noon are on lunch break and have a limited amount of time to eat. It shouldn't take 25 minutes to order and another 20 to get the food. I don't know that I've ever eaten here and been back to work on time. Having a pierced, hipster 20 year old look put out when you ask where your salad is doesn't help.  I am thrilled that they finally have a separate register for take out orders. The food is well worth dealing with some surly, emo servers. More...

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Nancy G.

7 April 2017

One time is enough for 5 stars! Really great service and cute interior. I ordered the Z's fried chicken sandwich and it was probably the best I have ever tried so far! The potato wedges are super good too. They have this great tasting seasoning that makes you wanna keep eating them. There is a parking structure thatbis free parking so that is very convenient since its on the busy blvd. I will be coming back to try breakfast and dessert. So happy to have found a new lunch spot on Ventura. I would also like to try their nitro coffee! Will review once I try. More...

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Summer J.

2 April 2017

Lea and the team at Claudine's catered my husband's 40th birthday party this weekend. Start to finish, I was really happy with the service, communication and most importantly the food/presentation. Their menu options and flexibility are perfect for a cocktail party --- everything was delicious and we got great compliments from our guests. Lea also arranged our rentals and bar service. Details were taken care of and I did not have to worry at all.I would recommend Claudine's for catering and would absolutely work with them again.  Excited to visit the restaurant for brunch soon! More...

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Michael D.

1 April 2017

One of the best places on the blvd. I had the turkey chorizo tacos which were amazing along with their fries. Amazing. Also had the blood orange mimosa which is perfect.

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Delece J.

31 March 2017

One of my new valley favorites. Brown sugar sage sausage and light fluffy biscuits, fried chicken sandwich with seasoned potato wedges (weekdays only) and the most delicious little s'more bites this side of heaven.Nice house wines as well.Parking under the building. More...

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Sandy McKeon

27 March 2017

This was the best breakfast! The truffle mushrooms on softly scrambled eggs over a delicious cream cheese mixture covering a scrumptious toasted artisan bread toasted and dabbed in truffle oil. My mouth is still watering.

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Jason F.

26 March 2017

Absolutely wonderful food and atmosphere. We got the chilquilies and pork belly Benedict, both were very tasty! There was a long line but it went extremely fast. As a side note there were so many babies the day we went! Like there was a baby convention or something. Super cute little piggers. Little on the pricey side. We spent $45 dollars for brunch but totally worth it! More...

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Elana V.

26 March 2017

I work about a half mile from this spot, and I wish I frequented it even more! The food options are so healthy, fresh and just clean! You know you're getting the real deal when you eat here. And you can see all the amazing desserts before you order your kale salad. Great addition to the bustling Encino area. More...

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Tamara V.

25 March 2017

This place has been on my list for a while and finally got to go this morning. The atmosphere was great. I loved that it was an open kitchen and you get to see everything they are prepping. I was in the mood for a quiche and my choice didn't disappoint..full of flavor and yummy cheese. I had a few of the desserts as well all of which were great. Everyone was super attentive and contrary to many of these reviews I felt everyone was super friendly. A woman (who I assume was the manager) came up to us and talked us about our food and the special themed dinners they do once a month. We will be back and suggest this place to friends! Thanks Claudine. More...

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Raina Peters

21 March 2017

Food is amazing and the atmosphere is so friendly and relaxing. I enjoy the deserts the best! Thanks Claudine's

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Matia Prevas

20 March 2017

Incredible menu options and a fun eating environment make this place top on our list when we go out!

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Valerie Soule

19 March 2017

Brunch was fantastic! Pork Belly Benedict and on the way out I got a s'mores. Yummo!

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Daria V.

11 March 2017

The best food, great staff. Really long lines because it is so popular but well worth the wait! I highly recommend.

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Leah R.

9 March 2017

Hands down the best spot to eat at in Encino. You can never go wrong with the specialties- but my favorite thing on the brunch menu is Lea's Quiche. There's basically magic and cheese in that thing and it's incredible. More...

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Kate E.

9 March 2017

EVERYTHING here is ridiculously delicious. You can't go wrong! The Nutella pop tarts make a fantastic brunch appetizer for the tres leches French toast and chilaquiles. I'm obsessed. Only down side is they don't have table service. More...

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Vanessa Donna M.

6 March 2017

The first time I tried Claudine's was just based on the food which it blew me away. This time around I went in to have breakfast with the family. Everything was just perfect. Order at the counter and find your seat. I fell in love with the decor and the display of pastries. It had me weak at the knees. Can't wait to go back to have breakfast, pastries and mimosas!!! More...

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Xenia C.

5 March 2017

A cute little brunch place I stumbled across. Mon-Fri: Serves breakfast, lunch, & dinnerSat & Sun: Only serves brunchThe food was delicious and made with fresh ingredients. I had the avocado toast, Nikki's way and it was amazing. They have an open kitchen and bake their own pastries. They offer homemade Oreos which is now a restaurant favorite. The chocolate chip cookie came in close second. Everyone was friendly and extremely helpful. The ambience was casual and there was plenty of room to sit. Overall I had a great experience and I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends. More...

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A N.

4 March 2017

First time and the egg sandwich was delicious - fresh brioche bun and pickle relish are surprisingly tasty, nice fresh slaw as a healthy side

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Fvcking C.

2 March 2017

Claudine's exceeded my expectations 10x, I was looking for a breakfast place in around Tarzana and see Claudine's, with all these wonderful pictures of delicious looking food.  I have had it with Denny's and Ihop, I always leave there feeling gross and lighter in the wallet than what I should have for grub that was provided.  Claudine's was exceptional@!  We waited in line for about 15 minutes.  Plenty of sights while waiting, photo-shoot quality plates coming from open kitchen, baked goods and parfaits to look at while you wait and the aroma of coffee wafting.  I ordered the Newton's 7am Breakfast with eggs over-medium and sausage well done and fresh squeezed blood orange/sparkling wine with cranberries; my handsome man ordered Breakfast "Naan-zza" and Sriacha Michelada.  We were quickly seated, first our drinks were delivered; Ohhhmyyyyy was mine refreshing and so tasty!  Glenn's was well garnished and spicy with a touch fresh grated horseradish, nicely salted/spiced rim (I had a taste, delish).  I couldn't stop sipping mine..then the food was delivered, they were beautiful plates (I am all about presentation), I gazed upon this lovely plate (pic in photos) and for the first time in millennia, my eggs were done perfectly over-medium (whites done/yolk gooey) the toast was like it was toasted on a grill with buttah!  Everything was so good,  Glenn's expressed how wonderful the Naan-zza was and offered to share a bite!  He ordered a cappuccino and myself a coffee, these pecan sticky buns were screaming at us, so we finished with one..and OH MY..I ended up taking 2 more home to share with kids later.  I am excited to return sooner than later to Claudine's, the food A+, atmosphere A+, drinks A+ and employees are A+.  I can't give enough props for this place! More...

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Kittrell C.

24 February 2017

I have to say; This place is must! Great food, clean and relaxing environment. I will repeat because there are many more things on the menu that I have to try.

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Nikita M.