The upscale housewares and furniture at the French lifestyle store Maison Midi have been known to attract L.A.’s elite into its showroom. So while others are staring down a white leather sofa, go in for your own joie de vivre by sampling the sidewalk café inside. The breakfast menu at Café Midi includes a stunningly diverse 27 different egg-based dishes. Chef Edouard Moyal isn’t afraid to toss anything into an omelette, from caramelized onions to tofu and Thai sausage. If you miss breakfast, try the Edouard’s croque monsieur with Gorgonzola, prosciutto and fresh basil for lunch. The presentation is almost as classy as the furniture showroom’s, while the French desserts are ample — and magnifique.
148 South La Brea Ave.
323-939-9860
www.cafemidi.com