Trencher is an all-day cafe in Echo Park, and one of the Eastside’s best sandwich shops that you’ve probably never heard of. The no-frills space is small, but fun, and actually filled with people who live in the neighborhood. You’re definitely going to want that chicken banh mi.
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Elf Cafe is a good place for a vegetarian Mediterranean dinner in Echo Park - as long as you order the right things.
Ototo in Echo Park is a casual Japanese spot with a lot going for it - including a huge sake selection - and a lot going against it, too.
When you need a last-minute reservation and you don’t want to settle, remember Ostrich Farm - a seasonal American spot in Echo Park.
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James Republic is one the more reliable brunch spots in downtown Long Beach and a great place to catch the game too.
Mauro's is a total Weho daytime scene, but unfortunately the food is only mediocre.
Friends & Family
Friends & Family is an East Hollywood all-day cafe that’s about to become part of your everyday routine.
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Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
Honey Hi serves healthy, gluten-free food in Los Feliz. More importantly, it’s a great neighborhood cafe.
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