You’ve been looking for a homey cafe that’s an extension of your kitchen (minus electric stove, plus better food).
Now there’s Sweet Butter. With old-fashioned-bakery good looks, the just-opened cafe and marketplace is comfy-cozy and satisfies cravings for comfort food with a seasonally driven, locally sourced twist.
Swing by for breakfast (we love the farm eggs with lime tortilla chips, pepper Jack, and avocado), lunch (hello, buttermilk-fried Jidori chicken), or an after-school snack (grilled Nutella sammies). Pick up ready-to-bake classics like spinach-artichoke dip and brie on your way out.
If sweets are your jam, head to the bustling bakery counter/espresso bar for decadent candies, gingerbread butterscotch cookies, and coffee cake. Plus, nothing goes better with cookies than Madame Chocolat hot cocoa.
And you thought it was milk.
Sweet Butter, 13824 Ventura Boulevard, at Matilija Avenue, Sherman Oaks (818-788-2832 or sweetbutterkitchen.com).
Photo: Heather Taylor