at long last, bottega louie.
well, i finally made it to bottega louie. located in downtown los angeles, among tall skyscrapers and gritty L.A. streets is this fountain of delicious beauty on the ground floor of The Brockman Building — a 12-story Classical and Romanesque Revival building Built in 1912, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. with pristine marble floors and shiny glass counters filled with decadent macarons and pastries, bottega louie definitely lives up to the hype. it’s like walking into a gleaming, grown-up version of a kid’s candy store. and it’s not just pastries — the bar and cafe are pretty incredible, too. the brunch was fantastic. perfectly poached eggs on beautiful asparagus spears with toast points, smoked salmon benedict on potato pancakes, and an excellent, spicy bloody mary (grown-up, for sure). if you’re heading to L.A. you’ve got to add bottega louie to your list of must-eats.