The southwest block of Burbank Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue in Valley Village has found itself home to two new kosher eateries over the past several months: Shnitz Burger and more recently, Café Souffle.
The restaurants join Le Sushi, BarONE and the now-settled-in SteamPunk Coffee Bar & Kitchen in an area that caters to the Orthodox Jewish community, but is also a burgeoning hotspot that could rival the appeal of the NoHo Arts District with the right mix of businesses.
Formerly occupying 12510 Burbank Boulevard, Shnitz Burger moved a few doors down three weeks ago to make way for Café Souffle. Both businesses are managed by the same owner.
Shnitz Burger opened earlier this year in April and features a variety of Middle Eastern and American food. Its menu includes the restaurant's namesake—a burger with a breaded and fried meat cutlet—as well as the teriyaki burger, salmon burger, falafel sandwich, grilled chicken, and steak and fries, among other choices. Appetizers and sides include avocado eggrolls and Israeli salad, and typical American fare such as fries, onion rings and barbeque chicken wings are also on the menu. Prices range from $2.99 to $9.99 for sides and appetizers, and sandwiches and burgers are from $5.99 to $12.99, and main dishes are between $11.99 to $24.99.
Café Souffle's offerings include breakfast (omelettes, toast and Jerusalem bagels), Italian (pasta, ravioli and pizza), ciabatta sandwiches, wraps, seafood dishes (from tilapia, tuna, trout and more), salads and desserts. Its appetizers include cheese fondue, stuffed portabello and macaroni and cheese balls. The late-night eatery's prices range from $9.99 to $19.99 for appetizers, $10.99 to $12.99 for pizza and pasta and $14.99 to $21.99 for seafood dishes.
The row of shops has seen its share of comings and goings—occupants over the past several years have included Garden Cafe, JOIE Luck Kitchen and kosher Chinese delivery spot Mashu Mashu, just to name a few.
Café Souffle is located at 12510 Burbank Boulevard in Valley Village. Business hours are 10 a.m. to midnight daily, except Saturdays, when the restaurant is closed.
Shnitz Burger is located at 12514 Burbank Boulevard in Valley Village. Business hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.