3 Square Café + Bakery

1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291


Hans Röckenwagner’s new bakery and café are set side by side. Pick up Julius Meinl coffee or tea, house-made bread, pastries…

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Aroma Bakery Cafe

18047 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA, 91316


Pastries emerge from the stone oven hourly, and the house makes a grand array of fruit preserves.


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Bloom Café

5544 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90019


Somehow the blond wood, cement floors, and Technicolor chairs don’t seem out of place on this stretch of Pico with its hair salons and body shops…

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Café Midi

148 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


This very French café with indoor and outdoor seating is open until 5:30 daily…

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Chado Tea Room

369 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Few cultural institutions can claim as essential a dining experience as the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.


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513 Rose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90291


Finally, a Venice breakfast spot that’s open early—6:30 during the week, 7 on weekends. Cereal’s the star here…

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7290 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


The gleaming white space is unrecognizable from its days as the Richard Tyler store…

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Mishi’s Strudel Bakery and Cafe

309 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90731


The grandmotherly charm of Mishi’s Strudel Bakery and Café in San Pedro draws you in, but the polished eastern European cooking and the Hungarian-style pastries make this more than an old-world novelty.

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Superba Food + Bread

1900 S. Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291


If you read our article on the culinary rise of toast, then you know: Toast is hot.


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Urth Caffé

8565 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA, 90069


It’s not hard to get a buzz these days. But the Urth Caffé, which started as a mail-order business in 1989, blends the most conscientious brews.


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