Had a number of brunches/lunches at ridiculously hip The London Plane. The light through those windows is gorgeous lah. Even on a grey day, the photos turn out beautifully. Housed in two floors, it's like a workshop, florist and retail space for artisan wares. Breads, bakes, and pastries available for purchase as well. The restaurant is ridiculously hip and welcoming. I'm charmed.
Brainchild of restauranteur Matt Dillon, and Katherine Anderson of Marigold and Mint, The London Plane definitely requires reservations. I go into its super tiny sister bar Sitka & Spruce on Melrose Avenue, but that isn't as lovely. A different vibe. More like a small-plates kind of venue or for a drink and a light bite before heading home. That serves up a heavier menu.
Managed to eat lots off the menu especially from their 'Toast & Bread' and 'Vegetables & Grains'. The kind of food my stomach welcomes. Its food is so amazingly hearty, delicious, yet light. I've not tried any of their meats. Can't tell if the chicken, Swedish meatballs or oil-poached albacore tuna are good, but the friends love it. By the way, I don't think you'll find bacon on the menu.