The Hatfields versus the McCoys? We know which side we’re on.
Though no relation to the feuding clan, Karen and Quinn Hatfield won our undying loyalty with crab crepes and pork belly skewers at their Melrose restaurant, Hatfield’s.
Now the husband-and-wife culinary team is poised for a victory lap with The Sycamore Kitchen, opening tomorrow for breakfast and lunch (brunch rolls out in July).
Using almost all house-made ingredients — from bread to sausage to mayonnaise — the cafe proffers delectable dishes and sweets (Karen’s a pastry pro) at refreshingly reasonable prices.
Saunter by the baked goods case (salted caramel pecan babka rolls, oatmeal brown butter scones) to order at the counter: Stumptown coffee and rolled buckwheat crepes for breakfast; flank steak sandwich, chopped salad, and ginger limeade for a working lunch.
Grab your meal to go, snag an outdoor patio seat, or plant yourself at a communal table.
Just don’t ask your neighbor to move his laptop.
Them’s fightin’ words.
The Sycamore Kitchen, 143 South La Brea Avenue, between West First and West Second Streets, Mid-City (323-939-0151 or thesycamorekitchen.com).
Photo: Biz Urban Photography for DailyCandy