Coffee and danish.
Coffee and donut.
Yet you never really stopped to think about coffee and soft German pretzel.
Willkommen to Café Röckenwagner, a new Wilshire-adjacent spot from Hans Röckenwagner (he of pretzel burger fame) that’s got a few radical ideas about what constitutes a café menu, opening Monday in Brentwood.
It’s a sliver of a modern diner, with bright-orange chairs, white tiles and wraparound windows that overlook Wilshire. Lot of traffic out there. Lot of Stumptown and salt-studded soft pretzels in here. Advantage: in here.
Anyway, you’re coming for... pretty much anything. It’s a café. Daytime: baked goods and caffeinated beverages. Lunchtime: fried chicken and IPAs. Evening... time: a french-toast-looking concoction that’s got bacon, a fried egg, peppers and jalapeño-maple syrup. So it’s kind of like breakfast for dinner. Kind of.
Also in the evening, that diner counter near the back morphs into something resembling a bar. They don’t have a full liquor license yet, but they’re making do for now with a selection of beer, wine and sake cocktails.
There’s some problem solving you can appreciate.