What a jewel of a restaurant in the Mid City area of L.A. If you want a Melrose feel and excellent food this is the place to go. Relaxed atmosphere and the owners are fantastic. The decor gives you an island feel and there is lots of seating inside and outside. I am breakfast person so I highly recommend the blueberry pancakes which are delicious. Its on the corner of Pico & Orange Dr.
This place is such an incredible find! It's a family run business and the owner used to be a neurosurgeon who quit to open and run this place. He wanted to spend more time with his family.
The food is made to order and all so thoughtfully sourced. The pasta is hand made by a nearby Italian restaurant, the shrimp are brought in from the Bahamas every Tuesday. They also make a unique, delicious hot sauce I couldn't stop eating.
Basically run don't walk here and enjoy the food and talking with the family who runs this place.
The food is ultra delicious. This is a family business husband and wife team. They were very polite and made me feel like a family member. I love them and I know they will successful. Please visit the resturant you will be glad you did. Thumbs up
We are very excited there is a wonderful restaurant within walking distance. For the past two Sunday's a several of the neighbors have gotten together and walked down to the cafe for a mid-afternoon brunch. Each time has been a delicious dining experience; leaving us wanting for more. The portions are very large... can you say dogie bag! I love the grilled lamb, curry chicken and the shrimp (several pawns) pasta dishes. I get the 1/2 & 1/2, making sure my husband gets one of my other favorites. The dessert...Wow! The owner, who is also the chef uses his mothers recipes. You can taste the love. His lovely wife is very personable, stopping by the tables to welcome the guest. When the chef has a chance he pops out as well. Although reservations are not required, give them a call let them know you're joining them this Sunday (11-6 pm). Support our local eateries.
Lovely service and great food with a nice atmosphere. Felt like visiting a family member, home style hearty portions. Thank you!! Will be back
Island Boy Cafe. BOY!!!! what a FIND - HURRY to our new restaurant neighbor - on Pico near LaBrea - had a delightful dinner last week - my brother had chicken curry (superb). I had the Shrimp and pasta - and YES, the shrimp are HUGE, tasty and heavenly!! Also open for lunch and breakfast (dinner requires reservations and parking is available on the side street reserved for the restaurant).
WELCOME MR AND MRS BENJAMIN!@!!
I happened upon Island Boys Cafe and what a great surprise! Amazing food and awesome service! I got the dinner special; it was delicious. The dinner included tropical fruit plate, salad, soup, Coconut salmon entree, and dessert. Quality ingredients, the food presentation was well put together, great decor, and just good overall vibes from the hostess and chef.
Amazing place with amazing food that represents the culture. The decor of the cafe, hotel, and spa give you that real island feel. They will treat you amazing here and I wouldn’t choose anywhere else to stay in Los Angeles. The hotel is extremely clean and very cozy with no issues whatsoever, as well as parking being the least of my concern. 5 stars would recommend to all my friends!
SUCH a vibe. Breakfast is delicious. The service is amazing. I’m so happy to have. New brunch spot in my neighborhood! The coffee is so good too! Don’t sleep on this gem.