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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Tsubaki is a new Japanese spot in Echo Park and one of the better izakaya experiences in the city.
Elf Cafe is a good place for a vegetarian Mediterranean dinner in Echo Park - as long as you order the right things.
The food at Triniti in Echo Park is like what you’d find in a fancy restaurant. Except you’re eating it in a coffee shop.
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Messhall Kitchen has all the touchstones of the camp experience: an all wood, cabin-like décor, a menu full of comfort foods, and their logo, a tree, can be found everywhere down to the plates. It also has all the touchstones of a damn good restaurant.
Brewco Manhattan Beach
BrewCo is as good of a neighborhood beer bar/casual restaurant as you’ll probably ever find.
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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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