Misto Caffe & Bakery

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Misto Caffé and Bakery has been serving up great food and sumptuous bakery and pastry items in the Southbay for over 10 years. We feature indoor and outdoor seating for your dining pleasure. And the children can enhance their dining pleasure with our kid-friendly duplo table. We have a special menu for children as well.

Join us for lunch, or dinner or for a weekend brunch. Our diverse menu offers something for everyone. We have a top quality wine list, and serve expresso and cappuccinos to relax and enjoy.

We cater all occasions from business luncheons to family dinners, banquets and parties. Plan your next catered event with us!
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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place to have a quiet Friday evening dinner. Ambience is not great but still a comfortable place to have dinner with not much noise. It didn’t affect the enjoyment of our dinner at all but we wasted 15 minutes trying to unscramble a bunch of letters on the menu in order to get our reward of a cookie for dessert only to find the word ( and therefore the collection of letters) has been misspelled. Management needs to double check this on Wikipedia before printing !

R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service at this local establishment.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was scrumptious! I’ve always had a wonderful meal here. The Mediterranean Pasta was so flavorful and delectable. I highly recommend Misto Caffe!

DJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the quiet atmosphere and exceptional service. The food is worth the drive.

PT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My book club meets there once a month, at 11:30 a.m. The restaurant is very receptive, and the staff are very accommodating. We love the young woman who seems to be on the Thursday schedule. They do not rush us out, which is nice since our books stimulate extended conversation.

JA
Los Angeles
386 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It wasn’t very crowded on a Sunday evening . I asked our server about the seafood special which said it a grill.I asked about the crab cakes and they were deep fried. I said I wasn’t really eating fried foods but since they were so small I would eat them. It came with a Caesar salad and a starch. I told her I didn’t want to starch and asked if I could have vegetables which they gave me. When the plate arrived I was surprised that the white fish was not grilled. It look like it had been floured and sautéed. The shrimp were OK and the fish was tasty but they were not grilled. I liked the Caesar salad and I like that it makes his vegetables which would seem very fresh. I wish the server had told me that how the fish was cooked.I never thought to ask her that since it was called grilled. The only reason I asked about the crabcakes was I have never had grilled crabcakes. We also ordered the chocolate essential dessert And we asked if it was like a flourless chocolate cake and she told us it was like a lava cake except it wasn’t hot because if they cooked it and served it hot all the chocolate would come out which is what a lava cake would do. It was good but slightly weird because it was cold and hard. I don’t believe there was manager on site so I don’t think there was anyone to answer questions.

LC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Misto's is always good.

Food is made from scratch. The scones are fresh and delicious. Outside area is pretty and the heaters are great in the morning hours.

Always gets my thumbs up.

BC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection on the menu: something for everyone and the bakery is extraordinary!! The place has expanded over the years, testament to the positive reception by the people. The waitress was friendly but professional and efficient.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was for my dads birthday dinner (76 to be exact) we spent his 75 at Mistos as well along with several other family members June birthdays. We will be back on June 13 for my nephews. There was a party of 19, original reservations for 15, two weeks prior to birthday.
Posivites were definitely our wonderful server Fabie she was very pleasant and professional on top of being attentive to us all being a large party. Wait time for the food to come out was great as well and all dishes came out together, which is amazing! Good ambiance and everyone always has a great time at Mistos.

The only two negatives were one this was the first time they were not set up for our party and seemed like someone forgot but made up for it quickly and gave us our normal big party spot. So that was handled rather quickly. And the other negative would be they didn’t have enough of there delicious daily specials just a few short on the ribs that our party of men were looking forward to but other than that everything was great and enjoyable!

Thank you again for another great birthday dinner and we will see you on June 13!

RP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The fish was fresh and beautifully prepared. Appetizers were varied and tasty. The wine selection was good and fairly priced. Service was excellent. You can chose one of the bakery items for dessert and there are even picnic baskets you can order ahead for a picnic or an evening out to the Hollywood Bowl. Misto Caffe is truly a neighborhood gem.

GK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice place for Mothers day brunch. Good coffee and bakery, decent eggs.

IH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had brunch no Mother’s Day. Our food was very good. The service was a bit slow but there was a very large group next to us and they kept our server very busy. Our server was very nice and kept apologizing. Our food was excellent and we will definitely be back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Mother’s Day. Upon arriving, the manager looks at his watch and says “you’re late, I just canceled your reservation. You’ll have to wait a few minutes until we seat you”. Not exactly a welcoming gesture for this first-timer. The food and wait staff was very nice. I might go back. But my first impression was awful thanks to the rude welcoming by the manager.

LC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars st this wonderful cafe. Mother’s Day brunch was great- best huevos rancheros in town!

l
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mistos did not disappoint. This has been a favorite for brunch with our family since our kids were little. Servers have been there a long while and are very attentive and efficient. Baked goods to start are always wonderful. Would be nice to offer a GF version. Food was delicious and well prepared. Everyone loved their food.
Only ding would be a better way to alert the staff when you have decaf coffee. My last refill I forgot to ask and must have gotten reg coffee and felt it about 1/2 hour later. I can't drink reg coffee for health reasons and if I do have a cup by accident it really affects me. Was able to minimize some by drinking a lot of water throughout the rest of afternoon.

H
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful place to have lunch. I loved the ambiance, the food & the service was excellent. I celebrated my birthday there so they gave me a choice of a lemon bar or some sort of chocolate nut bar, chose the lemon bar. It was so delicious!

OS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I ordered a 1/2 chopped salad with chicken. The lecture was wet and tasteless, the chicken also had no flavor. I can't recommend this restaurant based on what I had.

JJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Yummy and affordable

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place to eat. Great food, nice people and good prices. We love having such a nice place close by.

c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quaint restaurant! The mini scones and muffins were a nice treat served in a bucket once we were seated.......just baked too. The filet mignon eggs benedict was great, as was the pasta and mimosas. Highly recommend Misto!

MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Misto Caffe & Bakery is a nice casual place. Varied menu with selections for all. We ordered salads and they were good. Good service. Good for casual get together & families.

OT
Los Angeles
180 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Met some friends for brunch; what a cute little place! We would have sat outside however it was just too cold. My spouse and one friend had the French toast, and my other friend and I had the Turkey Croissant sandwich. Overall great food, great service (very friendly); we'll be back again when in the area!

YM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Misto is special to us as we used to live in the south bay and remember enjoying Fusilli Buccata. When we come to town, we have fun coming back to Misto, with its warm memories and our favorite dish, still on the menu 25 years later!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going here for years. Tried different items. Never been disappointed

TM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food at this cozy neighborhood restaurant. It is always excellent.

DJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like this restaurant. Very good service and friendly. We eat here quite often.

LL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

We were a little disappointed today, as our food was just OK and the service was almost non-existent. Not the first time we have eaten here and it was just off today.

LH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love To come to Mistos for their wonderful salads and fresh seafood. Bread and dipping sauce add such a wonderful touch. It’s fun to eat outside. Very comfortable. The service is always great. It is a little tight inside but they have some wonderful tables by the windows if you can get them.

TH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Large menu but quality is poor. Pasta over cooked, sauce way too much cream. Poorly executed. Disappointed.

KC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Misto Caffe and Bakery. I drove down from LA to meet a friend. We chose to sit in the outside dining area. The seating was comfortable. It is covered and has side shades but was very airy. Our server came by to check on us a few times to see if we were ready to order. When we told her we hadn’t seen each other for 30 years she told us to take our time. We must have talked for 10-30 minutes before we ordered.
The menu is pretty extensive. I did not notice whether they have gf items. I would call to inquire before going. I had the garden burger which can be a “blah” choice but it came with lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, red onion and sun dried tomato. I tasted the bun because it looked so good and it was but I opted to not eat it because I also ordered the sweet potato fries. They were a little salty but I generally don’t salt my food. My friend had the beet and goat cheese salad. She loved it.
We spent about two hours there. We weren’t rushed and we were able to have a conversation without disturbing other diners. I will go back there again if I am anywhere in the Southbay.

y
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

When I made the reservation, I said we were celebrating a birthday. Nothing happened. Also, no gluten free menu or enough options for gluten free.

d
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect date night - excellent in every way! Superb meal, outstanding service, all at an amazing price. Don’t know how they do it, but they definitely do it right!

l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Variety of menu items inspired by French, Mediterranean, Asian, Latin American, and some traditional American foods. Great weekend brunch selections and Mimosa. Enjoy tasty warm scones and muffins while waiting for the orders to arrive.

R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff here is fantastic. Our waitress was extremely helpful and attentive and our party enjoyed a wonderful meal.

r
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed very much for food, service, & location near our condo, in Torrance.
My husband was so happy to find a plate of meatloaf on the menu, also my steamed mussels was great!
We will recommend to all my friends.

HS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We celebrated my daughters 50th birthday with a lovely dinner. Food was delicious and we even figured out the “word” and were rewarded with a yummy cookie.

MD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and ambiance was just outstanding! The Steak Diane was delicious even though not prepared table side, which would have been a very nice touch. The salmon was cooked just right. The salads were fresh, crisp and well tossed.

DM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Misto's was fantastic as usual. A group of 5 gals met to celebrate a birthday for Sunday brunch... food was delicious, service terrific. We sat on the patio which was delightful with the breeze on a sunny day. Every time I eat at Misto's I think, "I should come here more often"!

KM
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Celebrating a birthday love this place But outside dining problem with Flies!!! Eat inside only from here on out.

C
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mateo greeted us when we arrived, and ended up being our server after we checked in for our OT reservation. He was very attentive without hovering and always had a smile on his face! We were celebrating my friend's birthday and, although we arrived on the early side of the lunch hour and more folks arrived, the atmosphere was quiet which allowed us nice conversation. We both chose Chicken Savannah and loved it; we had the add-on salad option and I thought the garden salad was very nice. The complementary birthday dessert was fabulous! My friend was delighted with the choice of the Misto Caffe & Bakery and wants to return! (However, on the way home - near LAX - we noted that we hadn't seen anything resembling the "Bakery!")

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