Valley seems like another world to me. I used to hang out in the valley during high school which seems like a lifetime ago. But since then, my memories of the valley have faded and replaced with drunken, blurry ones from college. Now, I only head out to the valley to see my lovely man who lives and works out in the not-so-lovely valley. Our dining options in this area are greatly limited and that frustrates me. Some say spoiled, some say it's understandable. Guess which one J says I am? Regardless of what I am, I was determined to find some decent food that wasn't a chain restaurant. And I did.
I researched and found Cici's Cafe in Tarzana widely known for their vast breakfast menu. Perfect! Since J loves breakfast, I knew it wouldn't take that much to wake him up in the morning. We arrived around 10 AM and luckily there was a two-seater that just opened up. We quickly grabbed that and beat the rush.
House Benedict, two poached eggs, tomatoes, asparagus, avocado on English muffin with cheddar & hollandaise sauce
two eggs, bacon, hash browns (use ketchup at own discretion)
Hungover but ready to eat, I ordered the house benedict as J gave me that "Are you sure you want to order that?" look. He knows that whenever I eat anything with hollandaise sauce, I have a stomachache the entire day. He also knows that even though this always happens, I will always order that item with the hollandaise. Something about poached eggs and that buttery hollandaise gets me every time. Cici's house version was even better because it came with tomatoes, aspargus and avocado. The first bite of egg yolk with the creamy avocado, crunchy aspargus and sweet tomatoes topped with cheese was amazing! Think about it... (Pause) Amazing, right? I knew I was going to pay for it later, so I indulged right then and there. J ordered his usual two eggs and bacon with a side of hash browns. He enjoyed his crispy bacon and his over-easy eggs. Hash browns, we both enjoyed. =) I never say no to potatoes!
18912 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356