Thanks to the never-ending hoards of high-end sneaker enthusiasts, Fairfax is one of the most crowded stretches of LA. Sitting amongst it all is Slammers, a tiny cafe inside Brain Dead Studios with a secret back patio that feels worlds away from the chaos. The lush, leafy space has tons of shade and various tables scattered about, making it a great option for posting-up during the day and getting some work done. The smallish menu is filled with delicious rice bowls (the grilled steak with spicy miso is a standout), a pork banh mi on a perfectly-crunchy baguette, and Vietnamese iced coffee when you’re in need of a midday jolt.
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