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Dear Love: Happy Hour Review for Froma on Melrose

By: Maren Swanson • July 14th, 2014

Sunday hit 90 degrees, so it was either stay inside and be miserable from the heat or go outside and be slightly less miserable with the outdoor air. I chose option B and decided that a cold happy hour drink and some munchies may distract me from the hot summer day. has almost 100 happy hours in West Hollywood, so usually the task of finding my next happy hour destination can be daunting. However, I've been to so many in WeHo (my hood) at this point that my options have narrowed down to about 15-20 that I haven't tried.

The walking distance factor made my decision easier; about 15 minutes away stood a quaint French cafe called Froma (I had been there once before on a past stroll down Melrose). The space is small; crowded with diverse wine options, olive oils and deli selections. I guess it has slipped my mind that they offered a happy hour?

Froma on Melrose - French Cafe in West Hollywood

I called Froma before we left and they confirmed their happy hour(s): everyday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. My boyfriend and I walked in around 4:30 p.m. and the place had 5 people sitting throughout the cafe. A guy behind the deli counter greeted us and offered us their happy hour menu. I liked the options, 3 craft beers (including Old Rasputin), 6 different wines by the glass and 10 small bites options. I ordered a glass of Rosé and my guy opted for the Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. For food, we ordered the Tuna Tartare and Antipasto plate. We checked out the chalkboard menu above us and noticed that the happy hour prices were pretty good, almost half off the original item prices.

We found window seats overlooking Melrose and waited for our drinks and dishes to arrive. The place seemed a little warm inside, but I tried to ignore that because I was in my "happy place". People watching while people are driving is a whole different experience and very entertaining.

Happy Hour Rosé wine at Froma on Melrose
Stiegl Golden Premium Beer from Austria

The other guy behind the counter dropped off my wine and mentioned that they were out of the Old Rasputin, so we got the Stiegl Golden Premium from Austria instead ($4). They had visibly opened a new French Rosé wine bottle for my glass, which they poured table side, and then our food arrived about a minute afterwards. The Anitpasto plate ($6) was covered with assorted salamis, cornicorchons and house-made olives. The salami was thin, some semi-spicy, and lightly lathered with the residual oil from the olives. I mean, who doesn't love a big plate of meat?

Antipasto plate at Froma on Melrose happy hour
Tuna tartara at Froma on Melrose happy hour

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