Forget moving to the suburbs; Auntie Em’s Kitchen is heading right downtown.
The popular Eagle Rock all-day eatery is the brainchild of Terri Wahl, who swapped a life of punk rock music for one serving breakfast sandwiches and delicious desserts years ago. Over the past 13-plus years, Auntie Em’s has gained a strong local following with the Eastside crowd — enough so that there’s cash in the coffers to afford a location at Fifth and Main, in the century-old G.M. Hoff Building.
Per the LA Times, the space was as recently as January a small convenience store that already served hot foods, which means the build-out won’t take very long. "It just needs to be cutened up," Wahl tells the Times, adding that an early April debut is likely.
For the time being, baked goods will still come from the Eagle Rock location, which has settled into nicely into its menu of pastries, cakes and breads. But just about everything else will be made on site at the new Auntie Em’s Kitchen, with loose plans to maintain the same all-day hours of the Eagle Rock original.
Expect a soft-opening around the first week of April.
Auntie Em’s Kitchen Downtown
116 E. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA