Hayden Wine Bar: Delicious New Brunch in Culver City

Japanese breakfast bowl at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Our Rating

One of my favorite weekend activities is going to brunch after a good workout session (my friend Kat who was landing that morning threatened to break our friendship when she heard I was at the gym post big night out). My friend Miles (and Blog editor extraordinaire) was in town and I suggested Hayden, a new cute restaurant located within the Platform complex in Culver City.

The restaurant is cute but I wish the outdoor space was a bit bigger. But we still were able to score a table for 5 with some good California breeze. The system is relaxed, you order at the counter and they bring it to the table.

Big advantage of having a bigger group is that you get to try multiple things, but it doesn’t work as successfully when everyone orders the same thing….

Banana bread: ingredients on the menu-banana, banana, sumac and banana and the most beautiful presentation-impossible to resist. We ordered two slices for the 5 of us and devoured it. Moist, not overly sweet as the perfect snack pre and post our savory dishes (I saved a bite as dessert).

Banana Bread at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Banana Bread at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

A slice of amazing banana bread at Hayden

A slice of amazing banana bread at Hayden

Avo toast: they are everywhere these days but some of them truly stand out and this was one of them. Bread topped with massive chunks of perfectly ripe avocado, with a nice citrusy balance and sprinkled with crunchy onions. The bread perfectly crunchy but not dry to the point scratch the roof of your mouth (Stewart had that issue sometime).
Crazy good avocado toast at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Crazy good avocado toast at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Japanese breakfast bowl: three of us ordered this absolutely delicious dish. I went traditional with just the egg and Miles had it with chicken. We were all delighted. I had asked for extra veggies and less rice and they weren’t too responsive to the changes. Myles had also asked for no cucumber and they didn’t comply either. When I asked about my veggie to rice ratio they said they don’t make changes. Oh well, I get that but just tell me that when I order…

Japanese breakfast bowl at Hayden Wine Bar Culver CityJapanese breakfast bowl atHayden Wine Bar Culver City

Sweet and salty waffle: Stewart loved the waffles with savory toppings at one of our favorite brunch spots in London called Hally’s so he couldn’t resist it when he saw it on the menu. They were fluffy and sweet and with a good balance with the prosciutto and the egg. He just wishes they served two poached eggs instead of one.

Yummy waffle at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Yummy waffle at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

In sum: totally tasty food I was already craving going back to as we walked out. The only issue is I loved the outside tables but ones inside didn’t have the same charm so hoping I can always score outdoor seats next time !

Hayden Wine Bar

8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

 

Brunch Menu at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Brunch Menu at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Inside at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Inside at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Bar counter at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City

Bar counter at Hayden Wine Bar Culver City


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2 Comments

  • Reply August 28, 2017

    Lesley Pittaway

    That is literally the prettiest banana bread I have ever seen! The Japanese bowl looks great and definitely my kind of breakfast…but I can’t help but be boring [or just Australian, perhaps] and go for the avo on toast. So long as it is well-seasoned, it is definitely up there as my favourite breakfast!!

  • Reply September 2, 2017

    Agness of aTukTuk

    This seems like a very cozy and lovely place, Sam! That dish is so mouth-watering!

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