about time that culver turns up the charm

If you’re looking for beautifully curated, almost east coast or southern charm hospitality spaces with a California twist, look no further than Palisociety. Over the years, they’ve taken over pockets of LA with picture-perfect boutique hotels for visitors and beautiful dining spaces that bring in the local brunch crowd too.

In downtown Culver, Palisociety took over the historic West End Hotel and created a quiet refuge hidden behind the Culver Hotel. And inside the very cute Palihotel Culver City is the even cuter Simonette. The eclectic aesthetic mixes vintage and modern with splashes of color and furnishing that screams Parisian bistro. Food and drinks aside, the lighting here is 👌🏼. Not to mention the v photogenic red diningware. You’ll be drooling over your brunch photos long after you finish your meal.


As someone who is certifiably obnoxious about finding the most a e s t h e t i c places to host a birthday brunch, this cafe-bar-bistro was up to snuff.

the details

Address3927 Van Buren Pl, Culver City, CA

7am to 12am Monday – Thursday
7am to 1am Friday
8am to 1am Saturday
8am to 12am Sunday

Price$$ – daytime entrees around $15, dinner entrees around $20-25
Aestheticmodern french charm

good to know

Go here for: a pretty weekend brunch, or weekday lunch

Order this: french fries, tartines, indulgent french salads, pretty much anything on their brunch menu

Amount of time to spend: give yourself time to enjoy your meal, but it’s also nice to grab a quick coffee or drink.

When to come: during the day is lovely because of the lighting and outdoor seating, but they’re practically open always, so any time is a good time.

Parking: is valet only in their lot, and pretty horrific in terms of street parking otherwise. This part of Culver, though mostly residential, has notorious parking restrictions (as in, you’ll be staring at the string of parking signs for a full 2 minutes in order to decipher). If you’re coming for a quick meal, try one of the public parking structures in downtown Culver, it’s not a bad walk and the first hour is free. 

Other things to note: 

  • They have a cute ass courtyard with outdoor seating on a warm day.
  • They take reservations, which I’d recommend if you have a bigger group (more than 4 people) to avoid waiting.
  • Their first hour of opening is just for coffee + pastries, and their menu shifts from day time to night time at 5pm.

Last visited: February 2019

Last updated: February 2020

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