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Aroma Cafe Crowd Control, What's the Deal?

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Davina Jun 22, 2006 05:26 PM

Last night the SO and I went by Aroma Cafe. It was a mob scene at 10PM, is this place really that good? The crowd was spilling out into the street.

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    rickmond Jun 22, 2006 05:37 PM

    hmmm... i'll take a guess. world cup party?

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      April Jun 22, 2006 06:19 PM

      I don't get it either. It's been in that location for at least the last 10 years & yet in the last year or so it's gotten pretty wacky at ALL hours.

      Ironically, I grabbed lunch there today (around 1:30pm-ish). It was awesome. Completely mellow, not a clue why. There was even a sensitive guitarist plucking his heart out in the back patio.

      Yikes! Something must have really gone awry.

      ;-)

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        compumom Jun 23, 2006 01:32 AM

        I agree with most of what has been said, but it has not been in that location for 10 years. It was built last year or so. Also if you don't smoke or hate nosiy places--this is not for you. Smokers line the patio and the inside can get pretty noisy. Definitely a happening place!

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        Jerome Jun 22, 2006 06:32 PM

        OK which one?
        The Bosniak place on Overland? The Israeli place on ventura? The coffee place with some food on Tujunga? The moderny fusion hipster prix-fixish place on Sunset in Silverlake across from Cafe Tropical? The gelato place in Sherman Oaks?

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          Davina Jun 22, 2006 07:43 PM

          Heheh you made me laugh...sorry. This is actually the place in Encino on Ventura Blvd. Aroma Cafe and Bakery.

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            kevin Jun 22, 2006 07:54 PM

            this is the joint that's big with israelis and they like to kick it hear, to my knowledge there is no falafel dishes but hummus aplenty and other dishes like chicholeena, a pastry like pizza type dish. some people say it's like the closet joint to a real israeli cafe in israel.

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          April Jun 23, 2006 12:22 PM

          MY MISTAKE!!!

          I thought you were referring to the Aroma Cafe/Portrait of a Bookstore on Tujunga Ave. in Studio City...oh well.

          ;-(

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            Lipps Jul 16, 2006 03:37 AM

            There's no place like it in the nieghborhood - that's why it's always crowded. If someone would like to open one - we'd all be quite happy!

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              carter Jul 16, 2006 03:47 AM

              Well, the Persian version, sorry!, meaning Coral Tree Cafe, will be opening in the former Cha Cha Cha facility on Ventura at Encino Avenue in the next 2 weeks or so, and I am sure it will be much the same scene.

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