In quirky Echo Park on the ground floor of the historical Jensen’s Rec Building sits Sage Organic Vegan Bistro. I’ve been meaning to try this place for awhile now and finally got around to hitting up their brunch on a beautiful Sunday morning.
The space is cute and bright with tons of windows to give it a nice cheerful atmosphere. I love the pendant lights made of mason jars hanging from the ceiling. You can see one just to the left of the sign in the picture below – too cute! The wait staff was very friendly even when they started to get busy. It seemed like there were a lot of regulars coming through the doors as they were greeted by name. I wanna be that cool!
On to the food! To start, my husband and I shared the TexMex Chimichanga egg rolls made with bell pepper, black beans, corn, onions, cilantro and daiya. It said it comes with a mango chutney, but we got some sort of avocado dipping sauce I believe which was A-MAZING. I started eating it straight up after the egg rolls were gone. The rolls themselves were pretty fricking good as well, so much flavor and the perfect crispy outer shell.
For his meal, the man ordered the BLTA, made with tempeh bacon, which in retrospect I should have advised him against as he really doesn’t like tempeh. But I kept my mouth shut and even though he ate most of his meal and said it was ok, I don’t think he was super amazed by it. I had a bite and it tasted great to me
I was going to go with the tacos because I always lean towards anything related to Mexican food, but decided to be daring and order the Spinach, Avocado & Walnut Sausage Florentine. It was pretty good, I liked the walnut sausage and most of the flavors were savory and delicious, but something in the dish had a little too much salt (or possibly nooch??) for my liking, maybe the hollandaise sauce? I don’t eat a lot of salt so I tend to be sensitive to the taste. Overall I was pleased with my dish, but I don’t think I would order it again. Next time I will definitely go for the tacos or maybe the sweet potato enchilada. And there will be a next time, because even though neither of us were super impressed with our entrees, I don’t think it was the fault of the restaurant or a knock to their quality (because the egg rolls KICKED ASS!). We just ordered wrong for us.
As a nice finish I ordered a scoop of coffee nib Kind Kreme to go. YUM.