In the Japanese food dreamland that is Sawtelle Blvd., you wouldn’t think a tiny coffee shop would be able to stand out amongst the heavy competition. But Coffee Tomo most certainly does. And that’s because of their fancy drip coffee and their giant soft pretzel - baked in-house every morning and stuffed with sweet potato and cheese (and sometimes jalapeños).
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Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Plan Check is one of the finest restaurant/bar combos in the city, and it also happens to be one of the best first date spots on the Westside.
Blockheads Shavery Co.
Blockheads on Sawtelle serves what they call “Snow Cream,” a.k.a. shaved ice cream.
Hermanito is a casual Mexican cantina on Sawtelle and a great place to post up after work while traffic dies down.
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Sawtelle’s Tsujita does the best tsukemen-style ramen this side of the Pacific and some of the best overall ramen in Los Angeles.
Great White is a light and bright breakfast and lunch spot near the Venice sign with excellent coffee and good breakfast burritos.
Hide Sushi on Sawtelle is a great spot for affordable sashimi platters at lunch and dinner.
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