Royal/T Cafe, Culver City

Friday, May 22, 2009

Royal/T Cafe, Culver City, California
Royal/T is a cafe, shop and gallery in Culver City, CA.

I had the day off today and spent some time in Culver City. First, lunch at Royal/T Cafe and then a trip to Surfas Restaurant Supply (please, as if I could go to Culver City without stopping at Surfas...I now have enough paper products to make over 1,000 cupcakes)

Above, Royal/T Milk Tea - black tea with a peachy flavor, brewed with soy milk. I got it iced but it is also available hot. The Matcha Tea - very, very matcha...a little too strong for me.

Royal/T Cafe, Culver City, California
It is inspired by the Maid Cafes of Tokyo's Akihabara district. All the waitress are dressed as French maids.

Royal/T Cafe, Culver City, California
Ponzu Salmon rice bowl with seared edamame
The lunch rice set ($14) includes one salad, sandwich or rice bowl; one side order and one tea, coffee or beverage.

Royal/T Cafe, Culver City, California
Baked Egg with fresh shiitake mushrooms and bacon
My friend got this as part of the breakfast set ($10) along with a chocolate crossiant.

Royal/T Cafe, Culver City, California
Japanese potato salad
This was my favorite part of the meal; Japanese potato salad is total comfort food! It uses Japanese mayo and includes carrots and cucumbers. Yummy!

Royal/T Cafe, Culver City, California
From the gallery

Royal/T Cafe, Culver City, California
They have a large space (10,000 square feet) that includes the gallery space, store, cafe, VIP room. It is a very nice space with open ceilings.

Royal/T Cafe, Culver City, California
Royal/T Cafe
8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
T 310 559 6300
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25 comments:

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

I love this place! So glad you reminded me of it. I love that whole area, in fact (and, well, Surfas... enough said).

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

ahh i've heard of the new trend for maid cafes! i'll definitely check this out if i'm in the LA area.

ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

What a neat place (although I could do without the French maid uniforms). :)

girlichef said... [Reply to comment]

I'd love to try this place!! I was going to gush over the salmon until I saw the next plate and I was so torn- I wouldn't know which to choose! Yum :)

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

That breakfast looks yummy!

AmyRuth said... [Reply to comment]

How fun was that? Thanks for sharing great photos!
AmyRuth
Darn I live all the way in Missouri.... kind of far for a day trip boo hoo

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

I adore those pictures!!! What wonderful photographs...I'm so jealous of your visit to a restaurant supply store!!!!

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

Culver City is so much more interesting now than when I was growing up.

Did Royal/T have any vegetarian options?

J.Danger said... [Reply to comment]

I have never heard of this place! Looks so good!

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Hey Shannon (I hope you are the Shannon I know...Thomas Starr King!)...Here is the menu: http://www.royal-t.org/cafe/

They have lots of veg (dairy/eggs) for breakfast and some items that look vegan (tofu, veggies, spinach & beet salad). Drinks can be made soy too (their famous Royal T Milk Tea is already made with soy milk). Enjoy, -mary

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said... [Reply to comment]

What a great looking place!! And the food looks fab too!
Glad you had a great time!

Megan B. said... [Reply to comment]

What a cool place. I'll have to check it out next time I'm in the area. :) Love it when you review places.

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Something for me to check out while in Culver city, besides Surfas, that is! :)
My son would love that Storm Troopers sculpture. Thanks for sharing this.

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like a great place! I'll have to try it.

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

Sigh. I've always wanted to go to Surfas -- probably too dangerous. But now there is another reason to head that way. The restaurant sounds great. Maybe I can coerce my neighbor to come along.

Y said... [Reply to comment]

Not sure about the maid outfits, but everything else looks great otherwise!

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

What an awesome plce to visit. Id love to go somewhere such as that! Did I miss the visual of the chocolate croissant?;)

Ginger said... [Reply to comment]

I loved all the photos!! What a very cool place!! I love the Japanese potato salad. I just bought some Japanese mayo I wonder if it is the same thing! It is so rich and delicious. Have a great day. I love that these blogs can introduce you to trends and places that you might not have ever come across!

Girl Japan said... [Reply to comment]

A Tokyo, and California and China with Euro Flair all wrapped up in ONE Place... I miss Cali.. I miss Cali...

Fit Chick said... [Reply to comment]

Great restaurant review! I need to go to Surfas again, no I don't need to go I want to go, LOL. Bob's Red Mill has coconut flour. I mjust got another bag of Circus Animal cookied and they have a lot more sprinkles on them!

MissBliss said... [Reply to comment]

fun, fun, fun! the salmon dish and breakfast dish look fabulous.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

maid outfits-- that's too funny! japanese potato salad is the best i've had!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

I don't eat meat but that ponzu salmon rice bowl looks amazing!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

How did you find this place? I have to go there. The food looks amazing. Especially the japanese potato salad. Mmm, my fav!!! P.S. I love the french maid costume. Very cute. Racheal

lyndsay said... [Reply to comment]

mary! i like the excursion blog post!! 1000 cupcakes eh? ooooh boy....!!!

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