Bread and Ink Café

Review by: Michael Stern

In the restaurant-rich Hawthorne neighborhood, Bread and Ink has become a trusty old friend to longtime residents. It is a folksy place with interesting art on the walls and a staff that treats everyone with disarming familiarity. The food reflects a sophisticated urban palate that ranges from a grilled curried chicken appetizer to jerked game hen to Italian wedding cake.

The most familiar dish on the menu is also one of the people’s favorites. Bread and Ink’s hamburger is a one-third pound patty set upon a warm onion bun, accompanied by ramekins of mustard, catsup and ramekins of homemade aioli and mayonnaise. It is available with cheddar, Swiss, or blue cheese and with bacon, tomatillo sauce or mushrooms.

At breakfast, you can have chicken and waffles, skillet scrambles, Frisian French toast (made with cinnamony sweet bread), or biscuits and gravy. On weekends, there are eggs benedict made with smoked pork loin and lox benedict featuring smoked salmon.

Bread and Ink is a nice place to sit. Tall windows provide diners with a view of the comings-and-goings on Hawthorne; and tables are outfitted with well-cushioned chairs conducive to leisurely meals and relaxed conversation.

Directions & Hours

11:30am - 8pm
  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM

What To Eat


Dungeness Crab Bruschetta


Bread and Ink Café Recipes


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