There are a lot of high profile places to drink on the Sunset Strip, and State Social House isn't one of them. But it is a good spot to grab casual food and drinks, especially during the day. It's worth knowing about their bottomless brunch if you're looking to bypass the crowds elsewhere.
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The second location of modern Indian spot Badmaash is a great casual dinner option in Mid-City.
Kula Sushi in West Hollywood is a conveyer belt sushi spot - but don’t let that fact deter you. The nigiri is affordable and solid.
Scrumptious Cafe & Bakery
Located in a tiny bungalow just off Santa Monica Blvd., Scrumptious serves a soul-curing breakfast and great house-made pastries.
While FOOD Lab manages to get its fair share of eye rolls from people when suggested as a lunch spot, by the counter you will find the following types of gummies – worms, bears, sours, letters, melons, and peaches. And to us, that makes the place entirely bear-able. That’s a gummy bear pun.
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The Wallace is a reliable Culver City spot with enough romantic vibes to make it a good option for a first date.
Thyme Cafe and Market
Thyme Cafe in Santa Monica is a great neighborhood spot for breakfast when you don't feel like waiting two hours to eat.
Jar is a fancy-ish Beverly Grove restaurant that doesn’t quite separate itself from the pack.
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Marvin is a neighborhood French restaurant/wine bar where you’ll want to hang out all night.
You’d think that a place like Bar Covell that so thoroughly holds your hand through the ordering process would feel a bit condescending. But as much as LA pretends not to need it, the crowd at Covell every night proves otherwise.
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