If you’re in the area, stuck in the perpetual traffic on Fairfax, or just need a quick caffeine jolt, Paradocs is our favorite option in the area. The tiny coffee shop has a large menu filled with everything from blueberry matcha lattes to Kyoto-style cold drip, plus a daily pastry box filled with almond croissants and kouign amanns, and to-go sandwiches if you’re hungry. Just be sure to get there early for the pastries, they tend to sell out by noon. Takeout only.
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