RED MAPLE CAFE

Neighborhood: Media District

173 N Maple St

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Artisan sandwiches and soups alongside gourmet coffee and gelato.


Enjoy “fresh, made-from-scratch offerings”. For breakfast, try a tropical paradise Belgian waffle, a thick Belgian waffle infused with mango, topped with grilled pineapple, toasted coconut, whipped cream and a sprinkling of Tajin spice. Each order comes with maple spice butter in the shape of a maple leaf. For lunch, try a jerk chicken burger with house-made patties, grilled pineapple, lime crema, kale and julienne cucumbers. Their signature burger combines Angus beef patties, slow-braised brisket, Manchego cheese, green onion aioli and crispy onions. They decided to offer a pizza alternative: flatbreads.

The bar brews Rishi Tea and beans from Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters. Red Maple is one of SoCal’s only cafés to serve “Ripples,” a customizable image that’s available atop lattes and cappuccinos. The coffee extract image matches a photo you submit from the Coffee Ripples app, takes 20 seconds to upload and 10 seconds to “print.”

A local gelato company sells Red Maple flavors like ube and cannoli crunch. More standard flavors get boosts from ingredients like Madagascar vanilla, Belgian chocolate, Sicilian pistachios and Argentinean caramel. They also offer a sandwich with ice cream pressed between a sweet Hawaiian bun.

The same bakery that supplies nearby Aroma Coffee and Tea provides oversized muffins, cakes and cheesecakes.

Service is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus Saturday brunch, with Sunday brunch to follow in a few weeks.

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Where else can you find a place that warmly welcomes you and then offer you free unlimited gelato tasting? Yup, that place is right here. Full Review

5 out of 5 stars

Finally! A high-quality Gelato place in Burbank! And they serve VERVE coffee too. AND they have a Ripple machine that will "print" any picture you send to it onto your coffee FOAM.... Full Review

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