>The Californian — decent hotel fare

>When my friends were in town I came to visit and hang and ended up having breakfast at the hotel. The Californian at the Sheraton Universal Hotel is small but suffices in that most people who stay here are on vacation either to visit Universal Studios or something like that and wouldn’t ordinarily be eating inside the hotel anyway.

There is a breakfast buffet for $21 but I opted for the regular breakfast of sausage, poached eggs, hash browns and toast. It was $12 which wasn’t exorbitant for hotel prices and one would expect to pay a few bucks less at a reasonably nice breakfast place. All I cared about was that the poached eggs were poached well and that the sausages were flavorful — which they both were. The poached eggs could’ve been a little less well-done, but they still were runny. The sausages were lovely pork sausages, very tasty!

I had asked for the hash browns to be extra crispy and they did exactly that! Overall, a nice meal without really breaking the bank if one absolutely MUST stay in.

The Californian, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 91600. Tel: 818-980-1212