While looking for a great breakfast in Venice recently, we rediscovered the Original Word of Mouth. Actually, we’d found this place once before – the first time we visited “The Sharktooth Capital of the World.” And just like the first time, we had a wonderful experience.
The Venice location is the second Original Word of Mouth, causing me to dub it “The un-Original Word of Mouth.” That being said, the ambiance, service and food quality put it on our top tier for dining in the area. Just off Venice Avenue, the place is bright and airy. They offer dining inside and out and you may sit at a table, booth or even the breakfast bar.
All the dining options are equally pleasant. We chose the inside. It was comfortable and dotted with antiques and Americana decor. We were taken particularly with the antique stove which they used as a desk at the front check-in counter.
While the Original Word of Mouth is a place for a great breakfast in Venice, they also have a wonderful lunch menu. In addition to their daily specials, they offer traditional sandwiches, specialty burgers, wraps and of course soups and salads.
However, we were there for breakfast and from the looks of their menu, breakfast is their specialty. We could choose from “Healthy Starts,” like smoothies, oatmeal or granola. The menu also has a full line of “Awesome Omelets,” “Frittatas,””The Benedict Corner,” “The Pancake Parlour” plus “Specialty Breakfast Sweets” then to “The Barnyard and Beyond.”
In the end, I had the Boston Omelet with spinach, mushroom and swiss. I got the WORD fries which also were great and topped it off with an Orange Pecan muffin. My wife went with The Barnyard Specialty – eggs over medium with bacon, WORD fries and some sourdough bread. They made the bread on site and it was delicious.
The bread products were remarkable and there are plenty of them. There are muffins, scones and croissants. We also could have had biscuits, cinnamon rolls or bagels. Moreover, the menu featured several different crepes and blintzes. And, had we not gotten enough at the table, we had the opportunity to pick up some goodies in the baked goods case for consumption later.
I simply must tell you, this is a place that entices us to come back and try some of their other selections – either for breakfast or for lunch. That’s difficult, inasmuch as what we had was good enough to have again. In any event, it has become a must-stop when we are in the area. Much like the Sunset Hut and the Cafe Evergreen, we have learned that for a great breakfast in Venice, the Original Word of Mouth is a wonderful option.