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Good laid-back cafe on the Westside

LLL Sep 19, 2006 05:09 AM

New to LA. Looking for Westside cafe(s) with good coffee, good pastries/baked goods and a laid-back vibe to sit at in the morning. For those who can make the connection, a devotee of Arizmendi, and sometimes Tartine, when in San Francisco.

  1. l
    LLL Sep 21, 2006 02:28 AM

    I'm picking one a day and trying. Thanks for the help!

    1. g
      glutton Sep 19, 2006 04:06 PM

      BreadBar has great pastries...

      1. c
        Cinnamon Sep 19, 2006 02:34 PM

        When you're in Culver City, Bistro de l'Hermitage.

        1. k
          KayZee Sep 19, 2006 02:21 PM

          Gran Casino on Main St. in Culver City

          1. Xericx Sep 19, 2006 07:24 AM

            Cafe Tazzina on Wilshire and 16th. (Il Fornio baked goods)

            Panini Cafe in Marina del Rey

            Laizy Daisy II on Wilshire in brentwood

            1. Pei Sep 19, 2006 06:19 AM

              Try Amandine on Wilshire near Bundy. I haven't been in the morning, but it's not usually too crowded in the afternoon. And I've never seen it look as crowded as Tartine! I prefer the croissants at Amandine, and the cake and pastries are wonderful too. The quiche is nowhere near as good as Tartine's, though.

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