Treat your palate to the flavors of the Mediterranean with our Steak and Hummus Plate. This delicious dish starts with our house-made hummus, a blend of organic chickpeas, tahini and traditional spices and herbs. Then, we pile chunks of perfectly grilled steak atop the hummus. The juicy, tender beef will be cooked to order, and on the side, we give you plenty of fresh pita bread for dipping and spooning up the meat and hummus. The Steak and Hummus Plate is large enough to share as an appetizer, but can also make the perfect light meal for lunch or dinner.
A classic Italian baked eggplant Parmesan with a twist. You will enjoy the true flavor of the eggplant without all the grease. That's because we bake the eggplant instead of frying it. To begin we roast the eggplant to concentrate its flavor. Slices are cut and wrapped around fresh high quality mozzarella and perfectly seasoned marinara sauce. The eggplant is topped with a drizzle of sauce, a layer of parmesan, and a sprinkle of basil.
Chicken & Pita
Nutritious and delicious this can be ordered as a starter or even a light meal. Chicken & pita is made with delicate soft marinated chicken tenders that are perfectly grilled. The juicy white meat is lightly seasoned for a subtle Mediterranean flavor that is never overpowering and allows you to enjoy the flavor of the chicken. Topped with mixed greens the chicken is set in a layer of famous hummus and served on a soft warm pita.
Sweet, tender chunks of lobster meat are blended with cream and sautéed onions and wrapped in egg pasta. The sauce is made with white wine, basil, tomato, asparagus and butter.
Meltingly rich, molasses-thick slivers of onion slathered over the spicy sausages and surrounded by thick chunks of slightly crisp potatoes. The beauty of Spanish chorizo is the simplicity of its ingredients pork, salt, garlic and paprika. This simplicity allows the flavor of quality Iberian pork, fattened on acorns, to shine through. Grilled chorizo is a delicious appetizer and a great start to any meal
Lamb meatballs with mint make standout tapas or hors d'oeuvres. Simmered in a rich tomato puree, they're robustly flavored with a light and delicate texture. You will love the flavorful taste of fresh mint and cilantro pair with the classic Mediterranean spices of cinnamon, cumin, and coriander to liven up a mixture ground lamb and beef. Topped with fresh organic arugula, these meatballs are an impressive appetizer.
Bruschetta is a popular Italian antipasto whose origin dates to at least the 15th century. Bruschetta makes for a perfect appetizer made of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil, fresh basil, fresh tomato, salt and pepper.
Grilled Market Vegetables
Healthy, appetizing and delicious! These perfectly grilled veggies are a wonderful side dish or even a light vegetarian main course. This dish is made with a mix of fresh organic vegetables that are grilled to perfection and topped with balsamic vinaigrette and a delicious chunk of goat cheese. Vegetables include Portobello mushrooms, eggplant, tomatoes and asparagus.
A featured item and a great way to start your meal, caprese is one of the simplest and most delicious of dishes. To do the salad justice only the best ingredients are selected. Caprese is made with organic vine-ripened tomatoes that are red, juicy and flavorful but not overly soft.
Soup of the Day
Ask about our soup of the day, usually vegetable, lentil, or minestrone. Our soups are hand made from fresh organic ingredients and served fresh and hot.
Wraps & Sandwiches
Grilled Steak Wrap
Mouthwatering steak gets a healthy makeover for lunchtime in this delicious wrap. We use only the finest organic New York strip steak in this wholesome sandwich, never chipped or processed sandwich beef. The cooked to order steak is sliced thinly and then combined with nutty fontina cheese, mixed greens, red onions and tomatoes. The produce is fresh and completely organic, and we dress it all in a tasty aioli to add the perfect finishing touch. Our wraps are made from whole wheat to make a wholesome meal, and we pair the wrap with your choice of french fries or a garden salad.
Our twist on the classic club sandwich is inspired by California cuisine. We take juicy oven-roasted chicken breast and top it with delicious Swiss cheese and crisp bacon. Avocado is added to give the sandwich a creamy jolt of flavor, and then we top it all with mixed greens and fresh tomatoes. The sandwich is dressed in lemon aioli for the perfect amount of tang, and the club comes on a crusty Ciabatta roll, which is baked fresh each and every day. With the Chicken Club, you'll get your choice of our house-made fries or a garden salad.
Perfectly sliced smoked turkey makes this healthy sandwich an appetizing treat for lunch. Served on a freshly baked Ciabatta roll, our Smoked Turkey sandwich is topped with ripe organic avocados, juicy tomatoes and an assortment of mixed greens. Fontina cheese adds a touch of nutty flavor to the sandwich, perfectly complemented the bold smoky turkey. We top the sandwich off with our aioli to add the perfect amount of tartness and then slice the sandwich down the middle to make it easy to eat. On the side, you'll get your choice of our golden brown fries or an organic garden salad.
Get your burger fix the healthy way! Greasy, fast food turkey burgers simply can't compare to our healthy, organic turkey burger. Our juicy patties feature our delicious special house turkey blend, which is made from antibiotic-free turkey and an assortment of secret spices. Fontina cheese tops off the patty and gives the sandwich a creamy, nutty touch. Organic tomatoes and mixed greens dressed in our homemade aioli are piled high on top, and all of it comes serve on a fresh and delicious house-baked ciabatta roll. The sandwich comes with your choice of french fries or a garden salad.
For our salmon wrap, we bring the best of the sea together with the finest organic ingredients to create a lunch that is big on taste and good for you, too. We use fresh, wild-caught salmon, which we carefully slice and cook to perfection. The fish is mixed with mixed greens, juicy red tomatoes and red onions. We drizzle everything in refreshing citrus vinaigrette that perfectly complements the salmon and brings out the natural flavors of our organic produce. All the fixings are wrapped up tight in a wholesome whole wheat wrap and serve lunch along with your choice of fries or a garden salad.
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Wholesome, light and incredibly delicious, our Chicken Caesar Wrap will certainly have you saying "Hail Caesar!" Our chicken is slow-roasted to perfection until it's succulent and tender, and then we mix it with leafy romaine and an assortment of greens. Fresh Parmesan is added to the mix, and it's all topped with the perfect amount of our Caesar dressing to finish off the filling. Then, we wrap it all nearly in a nutritious whole-wheat wrap and slice it down the middle to make it easy to pick up. On the side, you'll get your choice of golden fries or a fresh garden salad.
We guarantee you've never tasted tuna like this! Our delicious sandwich starts with dolphin-safe sandwich tuna. We select only the finest chunk albacore tuna and pile it high on one of our freshly basked ciabatta rolls. Crisp, delicious mixed greens are added along with juicy red tomatoes, and we use our special house-made tomato aioli to complete this work of sandwich art. On the side, you can opt for our house-made french fries, which are fried perfectly so each one is crisp and golden. Or, you can select our fresh garden salad made with the finest of fresh produce.
A great veggie wrap, the Mediterranean wrap comes with all the goodness of our Mediterranean salad. Organic mixed greens, sweet baby tomato, cucumber, olives, red onions and feta cheese. Our tangy lemon dressing is drizzled on. Then we place this delicious mixture of fresh organic ingredients into a warm soft wheat wrap. Comes with garden salad or fries.
Wild salmon Salad
Our Wild Salmon Salad brings together a delicious salmon fillet with fresh organic greens to create a filling, yet incredibly healthy entree salad that is perfect for lunch or dinner. We use only wild-caught salmon, which is less caloric and richer in nutrients than farm-raised fish. The salmon is perfectly prepared, making it flaky on the inside, crispy on the outside and bursting with flavor with every bite. To balance the strong notes of flavor from the salmon, we top the salad with a refreshing house-made vinaigrette dressing that is spiked with citrus. The dressing adds the perfect amount of acidity and ideally complements every bite.
Arugula & Steak
Whether you call it rocket or arugula, those leafy greens add up to one nutritious meal! A super food, arugula is packed with vitamins, essential amino acids and calcium, and it takes a starring role in our Arugula & Steak salad.
Mediterranean dishes contribute to some world's healthiest diets. The simple but delicious salad is just one example. Made from organic ingredients of romaine, tomato, cucumber, olives, and red onion, this salad is topped with feta cheese and a tangy lemon dressing.
Spinach & Beets
Dieting has never been so delicious! Even if you're not counting calories and fat, you'll be eating lean when you choose our Spinach and Beets salad. We use fresh organically grown spinach leaves as the base of this delectable salad, allowing you to enjoy the full benefits of eating this nutrient-packed green in its raw state. To the spinach, we add organic red beets, which are slow-simmered until they're perfectly cooked and tender. Shaved red onions bring a burst of flavor to the salad, while walnuts give it a pleasant crunch. Finishing off this light and delicious meal are goat cheese crumbles and are homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
Caesar fans all come back to have our Chicken Caesar Salad again and again and again! We make the classic Caesar salad a little healthier by using only organically grown romaine lettuce in our dish. The romaine is tossed with organic mixed greens for even more flavor. For some healthy, lean protein, we add juicy, grilled antibiotic-free chicken breast. Completing the salad are thinly shaved Italian Parmesan cheese and our house-made croutons created from baguette bread. For a tangy finishing touch, we use freshly-squeezed organic lemon juice in our homemade Caesar dressing, making our take on the traditional Caesar refreshing and light.
Our signature salad the layla is chicken salad made with organic ingredients. Comes with lots of large juicy chunks of tender chicken breast roasted to perfection. We use romaine lettuce and mix in fontina cheese, asparagus, cherry tomato, carrots, lentils and hearts of palm. Finally we top it with a lovely balsamic vinaigrette. This is our recommended salad. Try it today.
Shrimp salad - Sea Food
A scrumptious shrimp salad made of large juicy garlic marinated jumbo shrimp glazed with citrus vinaigrette. These bad boys are served over arugula with red onions, tangerines and our specialty dressing to tie it all together.
The Tuscan countryside is known for beautiful scenery, fine wine and rustic pasta dishes that are hearty and bring together the finest produce with the freshest of local meats. Our Penne Rustica is patterned after these Tuscan delicacies and features a robust slow-simmered sauce made with organic tomatoes. Cream is added to give the sauce more body. Seasoned with traditional Italian herbs and spices, the sauce is ladled over al dente penne, organic broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes and succulent grilled chicken. Upon request, we can substitute grilled steak or shrimp for the chicken.
A classic Italian comfort food, fettuccine alfredo is a decadent treat that soothes the palate and just seems to make you feel warm inside. Our recipe gives the traditional dish a wholesome twist with organic herbs and antibiotic-free chicken. The rich cream sauce is perfectly seasoned and made right here in our kitchen before being tossed with al dente fettuccine. Then, we add freshly grated Parmesan and parsley to complete this hardy favorite. Upon request, we can substitute thinly sliced sirloin steak or shrimp for the chicken. Whoever Alfredo was, this dish will give you plenty to thank him for.
Pasta arrabiata is a spicy, robust dish that is a popular Sunday supper throughout Italy and here at home. Our version features a homemade sauce, which is simmered on the stove to bring out the spice of the red chilies. Each bite is bursting with flavor, and because our sauce is made with organic produce, it makes for a nutritious way to get your pasta fix. We dress a bed of al dente fettuccine and grilled shrimp with our arrabiata sauce and then top it with fresh parsley to complete the dish. Upon request, we'll substitute chicken or steak for the shrimp.
In Italian "Arabiatta" means "angry mood," but we guarantee, you'll be feeling happy when you taste our flavorful Penne Arabiatta. Our spicy Arabiatta sauce is homemade and features the finest fresh organic tomatoes. The sauce is slow-simmered to give it an incredible depth of flavor and then seasoned with red pepper flakes and Italian spices to give it the perfect amount of bite. The sauce is tossed with penne pasta, which has been cooked al dente. This dish is a favorite dinner for vegetarians, but can also be remade for carnivores by adding grilled chicken, steak or shrimp upon request.
On the beautiful island of Sicily, pasta is served in hearty sauces teaming with fresh vegetables. Our Spaghetti Siciliana is inspired by the robust flavors of the island and features a delicious, chunky tomato sauce made right in our kitchens using the finest organic produce available. Fresh basil, eggplant and olives are added to the sauce to pack it full of flavor, and we place a generous helping on a bed of perfectly cooked al dente spaghetti. To add some protein to your meal, you can opt to add our grilled steak, shrimp or chicken to this traditional Italian dinner.
Bring a bit of Old World flavor to the dinner table with our hearty spaghetti bolognese. Our delicious meat sauce is made with organic beef and vine-ripened tomatoes and then is perfectly seasoned. Slow simmered to give it an incredible depth of flavor, the sauce is used to dress a plate of our delicious spaghetti. Then, we sprinkle on the organic parsley and shredded Parmesan to create a plate of pasta that will have you feeling like you're dining in the home of your very own Italian grandmother. To make your meal even more special, you can add chicken, steak or shrimp upon request.
Take yourself on a journey of flavor. Our Beef Kabob will bring to mind the delicacies of the traditional Middle Eastern table with its delicious aroma and perfect blend of spices. The dish is made using the finest cuts of beef, which are carefully trimmed and sliced. We season the meat generously with robust garlic and tangy organic lemon juice and then sear it on a red-hot grill. The beef is prepared cooked to order and served alongside delicious hummus. To complete your meal, we offer your choice of the organic fresh vegetable of the day or seasoned rice.
Chicken Kabob - Featured, Chef's Special
One of our house specialties, our chicken kabob brings the flavors of the Middle East to Los Angeles. We start with antibiotic-free, natural chicken, which we season with fresh garlic, organic lemon juice and traditional Middle Eastern spices. The chicken is slipped on a skewer and then char-grilled to perfection. When it comes hot and juicy off the grill, we place it beside a creamy house-made hummus dressed with fresh parsley. The dinner comes with your choice of the fresh organic vegetable of the day or rice. Don't hesitate; this dish is one of our best sellers. Try it for yourself to see why!
Wild Salmon - Chef's Special
Healthy, light and incredibly delicious, our wild salmon is a favorite entree here at Layla Cafe. You simply won't find fresher salmon unless you head out to the streams and fish one up for yourself. Wild caught, not farmed, our salmon is nutritious and sustainable. The flavors of the fish are enhanced by our lemon sauce, which is dotted with delicate caper berries to give the dish a luscious, savory note. The salmon can be served atop a bend of steamed organic spinach or beside our fresh organic vegetables. Whichever way you choose to enjoy it, our salmon is certain to reel you in and satisfy.
New York Steak
Treat yourself to the ultimate steak dinner! Our premium, lean New York steak is char-grilled to order and will be served up hot and juicy topped our house-made cream sauce. This delectable, rich sauce is made with a blend of organic wild mushrooms that pair excellently with the beef. Our secret blend of seasonings that we include in the sauce makes every bite a palate pleaser. On the side, we place a generous helping of house-made mashed potatoes that are perfect for scooping up every last drop of our delicious wild mushroom cream sauce. This New York steak is sure to please any beef lover.
Even if you're a self-avowed lamb lover, you haven't truly experienced how delicious lamb can be until you try the lamb porterhouse. This prime cut of lamb is juicy and bursting with flavor, and we take great care to select only the finest lamb T-bones and then perfectly season and grill them to maximize the taste. Thick and hardy, our lamb porterhouse is finished with a balsamic reduction, which enhances the flavor of the lamb. Guaranteed to warm you and to please with every bite, the lamb T-bone is placed beside creamy mashed potatoes, which are made in house using organic produce.
The name tiramisu comes from an Italian phrase that means "make me happy," and that's precisely what a taste of our version of this Italian favorite will do. This luscious dessert starts with ladyfingers, which are soaked in rich espresso until they are moist and have taken on the robust flavor of the coffee bean. Then, creamy mascarpone cheese is placed over top of the delicate cookies. Finally, the cake is dusted with real powdered cocoa for a hint of chocolate. One bite, and you may just say "Molto bene!" or at the very least "YUM!"
Chocolate lovers rejoice! Our chocolate cake is the perfect finish for your meal and will indulge your sweet tooth. We slice our rich, gooey chocolate cake into generous pieces that are ideal for sharing or concluding a light meal. The moist cake is topped with delicious frosting that you'll swear melts in your mouth with every bite. Indulge in this slice of chocolate heaven. You deserve it!
An oasis nestled in the middle of bustling city life, Layla Café brings the flavor and feel of the Mediterranean to Los Angeles. Using only all natural, high quality ingredients, Layla Cafe offers dishes that are inspired by the Californian lifestyle and infused with tastes of the Mediterranean. With a warm, friendly staff, affordable prices and an amazing indoor atmosphere with an outdoor feel, Layla Café is the perfect place for lunch or dinner.