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Basecamp Coffee & Eatery Has Breakfast And Lunch Covered

Open since December 2016, Basecamp Coffee & Eatery on Riverside Drive has established itself as a go-to spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch in Burbank. Offering lots of healthy options for food and drink, along with some indulgences, the coffee shop and cafe does brisk business every day of the week.

Also on the same small property and operating as the restaurant’s kitchen is the High Horse Dinette. The same menu is available to order at both Basecamp Coffee & Eatery and High Horse Dinette. Most people tend to order at Basecamp counter and when ready, the food is brought by runners from the Dinette.

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Quinoa Eggs Benedict at Basecamp is a hit. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

With an extensive beverage list including drip, cold brew, pour over and espresso coffees, juices and sodas, fresh cold pressed juices, kombucha, teas and shakes, Basecamp Coffee & Eatery is great for your drink fix throughout the day.

Open early at 7:00 a.m., Basecamp offers a huge breakfast menu of omelets, sandwiches, pancakes, french toast, oatmeal, quiche and more. Yes, you can get your poached egg here and avocado toast. There’s also a nice selection of fresh baked pastries from which to choose.

We’ve enjoyed Basecamp’s Breakfast Burrito, which offers a nice combination of scrambled eggs with green onion, cheddar cheese, choice of meat, pico de gallo and potatoes.

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Basecamp’s Breakfast Burrito is a winner. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Quinoa Eggs Benedict was a big hit, with two perfectly poached eggs perched on top of steamed spinach and quinoa patties and topped with avocado basil sauce.

Basecamp Coffee & Eatery also has a varied lunch menu. The decadent Morgan Burger with sauteed mushrooms and onion, bacon, avocado, organic greens, jack cheese and garlic aioli is delicious. Pair it with a healthy salad or fruit, or go for the cole slaw, shoestring fries or onion rings.

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The Morgan Burger at Basecamp Coffee & Eatery in Burbank. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

We also enjoyed the light Veggie Wrap. Filled with quinoa, hummus, organic greens, roasted red bell pepper, mozzarella, asparagus, tomato, avocado and a garlic aioli, the wrap was filling but not overly heavy.

Bathrooms are clean and the restaurant has an eclectic and fun decor. There are plenty of seats inside and out – lots of bar stool seating and a few tables inside and several picnic tables outside. Some parking is available on the property.

Basecamp’s Veggie Wrap. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

For a fresh, exciting menu and a great vibe, Basecamp Coffee & Eatery is Tops In Town. The full menu is available all day. The place can get busy, but service is friendly and fast.

Restaurant Info: Basecamp Coffee & Eatery is located at 1221 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA, 91506. 747-477-1135 and is open Sunday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Basecamp Coffee & Eatery receives: Tops In Town

myBurbank Ratings:
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)

Sweetsalt Delights With Light, Fresh Fare

Along Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake lay a concentration of excellent and varied restaurants, many with an attention to fresh and healthy ingredients, including Sweetsalt. Open for several years now, the restaurant consistently turns out delightful meals with a creative flair.

We have mainly enjoyed breakfast and lunch at Sweetsalt over the years. The daytime menu is served from opening until 5:00 p.m., although some breakfast items are only offered until 11:00 a.m. weekdays.

Truffled Eggs Sandwich at Sweetsalt in Toluca Lake. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Truffled Eggs Sandwich at Sweetsalt in Toluca Lake. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Salads and sandwiches are the mainstay of the daytime menu. We’ve enjoyed the Fig & Bleu, the Curry Cauliflower and Strawberry Bacon salads along with the Shrimp Po’ Boy, the Steak & Brie sandwich and Avocado BLT. The Brussels Sprouts and Kale Tacos look interesting, and are on our to-try list.

With highly-customizable salads and sandwiches, we always find something to suit our craving here.

Breakfast and lunch sandwiches are served with a light mixed greens salad tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette, a tasty and refreshing complement to the main.

Sweetsalt's Micro-Greens Omelet. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Sweetsalt’s Micro-Greens Omelet. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

For the traditionalists out there, the Egg Hash is delicious and hearty concoction of eggs, potatoes, meat, cheese, onions and peppers, with a side of toast.

After 5:00 p.m., the dinner menu offers pasta, steak, chicken and fish entrees, along with sandwiches, burgers, robust salads and a variety of sides and small plates.

Egg Hash provides the meat and potatoes with eggs and cheese. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Egg Hash provides the meat and potatoes with eggs and cheese. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Sweetsalt also has fresh pastries and bakery items daily, along with delicious coffees, teas and flavored sodas.

Diners grab a menu and order at the counter and find a place to sit, inside the spacious dining area or outside at community tables. Servers bring out the food when ready.

For the best expression of the new fast casual-style restaurant, Sweetsalt rates a Tops In Town. Its amazing array of creative, colorful and healthy food is both exciting and enjoyable.

Restaurant Info: Sweetsalt is located at 10218 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake, CA 91602. 818-509-7790. Sweetsalt is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sweetsalt receives: Tops In Town

myBurbank Ratings:
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)