Seeing your pies in your website makes me even more on crave for it, haven't been in your city but it'll be one of my reason to visit there soon.
The pies were not as good as they used to be.
One of the best cuisine in town, I've been here a few times.
Since our charming Angelz coffee shop closed (replaced by some truly icky "gourmet" food outfit) I haven't been able to find a replacement that combines good food and reasonable prices. I've tried to "bond" with HOP but it's been a fail more often than not. I will list the problems in order of greatest annoyance: 1. the atmosphere. I hate the counter. It's like having breakfast in a high chair for a baby. One need not be seated on a precipice, thank you. 2. the waiters and waitresses are mostly nice, but often harried and they radar their work drama too much to the customer. It's like watching a reality show set in a coffee shop sometimes. That is not friendly pleasantry or banter, it's torture. 3.the food is a real crap shoot. Breakfast is fairly lousy here; take the extra mile and go the Astro for a good breakfast. Frozen hash browns? YUKK! The omelettes are okay but pricy. Their version of anything Mexican is really bad, don't bother. They do have a really good fresh roasted turkey sandwhich, and a good burger, but the fires are generic and ho-hum. And the tab fails to please; too high for such mediocrity! 4. They seem to get a lot of return business from neighborhood folks, elders, and...unfortunately... families with shrieking children. I left with a half headache one morning; it was like eating in a day care for pre-schoolers. Which brings us around to what they are really selling: pie. order it, pick it up, take it home. They have a convenient location in their favor, but this is one House that is rarely in order. There is also a most unpleasant Asian woman of sour demeanour who seems to be the manager; warning: she can't handle criticism. I don't plan to spend much time in this House. There are 2 better options within a couple miles east or west (Astro and The Dunes on Sunset) with better food.
Can I have an order of attitude with my grilled cheese?
We decided to stop by this restaurant for the first time on our way up to the observatory and wished we would have kept on driving. From the outside it's an unpretentious diner but all our waiter served up was attitude. From ""You're not ready yet?"" with this way too surprised look on his face, to ""You mean that thing right there"" and laughed when I asked for a spoon which I didn't see wrapped up in the napkin, to ""The same kind as everyone else"" when I asked what kind of bread they had for my grilled cheese. \r
I didn't catch his name but he had dark hair and he's balding. He unfortunately carried this chip on his shoulder throughout our dinner. Maybe he's worked there too long, maybe it's the neighborhood, maybe he had an audition the next day, maybe his hamster passed away...regardless there's no excuse to ruin what could have been a decent experience for us. \r
I normally leave a 20% or higher tip but 14% here which wasn't a strong message but I didn't want to go below that.\r
If you want a great experience try Fred 62 across the street - always great food and service.
Meh. Definitely not delicious...
Meh. Definitely not delicious crunchy health food pie. Didn't impress me for decadent sugary deliciousness, either.
They have the best fresh straw...
They have the best fresh strawberry pie EVER! It starts with a delicate pie crust with a layer of creamy vanilla custard then piled on top with fresh sweet red strawberries. it is completed with a beautiful glaze that has a nice smooth consistency - not stiff and weirdly jello-like. better than any pie anywhere.
Good but not great
I know it's a classic in Los Feliz, I know it's popular and everyone goes at least once. But after going once, I don't really understand what the hype is. Other than the fact it's called "house of pies" and it has an old school cafeteria feel to it, it doesn't stick out to me. The old cafeteria feel is not a plus. Now, I haven't tried every single thing on the menu, but i have tried a pie. The pie was too expensive for its slightly-above-grocery-store-quality taste. The service was good and everything was alright but why is it when restaurants are always full, they seem to care not to put any of that money back into rejuvination. I can spend just as much somewhere else to get a pie that is spectacular, made fresh, and in a bright and happy space.
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It's amazing experience with my friends. It's amazing experience with my friends. It's amazing experience with my friends.It's amazing experience with my friends.It's amazing experience with my friends.It's amazing experience with my friends.