Uplifters Kitchen on Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica is the kind of anonymous-looking place you could drive past a hundred times and never give a second thought. Which would be the wrong thing to do. The coffee is great, and the menu of pastries, salads, and sandwiches is simple and delicious. You’ll be finding excuses to get here on the regular just to eat the biscuit breakfast sandwich.
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A classic spot that’s perfect for giving out of towners an LA Mexican food experience.
FIG is an all-around solid restaurant but that Happy Hour of theirs is the best on the Westside.
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Clark Street Bread
Clark Street Bread in Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market is a bakery with a bunch of pastries, plus a handful of toasts and sandwiches.
The Venice staple has been turned into an all-day play pen for Venice locals. And we’re pretty into it.
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