Bellflower is really expanding, and slowly is becoming a hip place…dare I say. A new breakfast eatery opened up a couple months back and I finally stopped in to try it. The Nest is located at 9260 Alondra Boulevard, in Bellflower, California. The Nest is open Monday through Friday, from 7am-2pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, from 7am-3pm. As you can tell by their hours they serve breakfast foods, and some of the menu options can easily cross over into the lunch arena.
My cousin and I got there about 10:30, after braving The LA Flower Mart…on Mother’s Day weekend! The view of LA is insane from the top of the parking structure, don’t you think?
There were about 2 booths filled, a table in the front, and a table in the back. You just grab a menu, and have a seat wherever you like. We chose a table off to the side, in the front, close to the large front window. I have heard that in the morning, it is really crowded, so plan accordingly. Each table has succulents in little mason type jars, spoons, forks, and napkins. The menu is small, but everything is made in-house including the sausage! The oranges, for the orange juice, comes from trees in Bellflower and supply is limited and I have read they sell out of it quickly.
The staff, and owner were so welcoming. The waitress we had was training a new server, and she went over what the restaurant was about and explained the menu thoroughly. We learned that the coffee is roasted in Anaheim, California, and all their product is purchased locally. I really love the fact that everything is bought locally. They checked in with us every so often, to make sure we were doing well, and if we needed any refills on our coffee and tea. The owner even stopped by, to get our opinion on our experience. He was personable, and eager to hear our thoughts. He really does want to make The Nest the best it can be, and to make sure is patrons are satisfied.
The food, oh my word, the food! I had their biscuits and gravy, which came with bacon and the side I chose were eggs. My cousin ordered the bacon waffle, and her side was the sausage. She is kind of a picky eater, well not picky but particular and she loved it! She finished the huge waffle and the sausage. I on the other hand only ate 1/2 of my biscuits and gravy, my 2 pieces of bacon and about 1/2 of my eggs. It was so delicious! I think they may fry, or cook the biscuits on a cast iron skillet. I’m not too sure, but they are crunchy on the outside and so moist on the inside. They are topped with a creamy gravy, with sausage bits. They are so filling, I couldn’t eat it all, but my sister enjoyed my leftovers. Next time, if I were to get the biscuits, I will get them as a side. We also ordered a bread pudding, that was that days special. I forgot to take a picture of it, but I’m sure it wouldn’t convey how incredible it was. The bread had a spiral of cinnamon, and wasn’t too sweet. It was topped with a sweet, creamy, whipped, peanut butter infused cream and bits of apple. It was so good, and despite my fullness, I finished my 1/2.
We had an amazing first experience, at The Nest, and I can’t wait to go back!
If you are in the area, stop by this small Bellflower gem and enjoy!