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tvnguyen Mar 25, 2007 10:38 PM

Can someone recommend me some spots for desserts or somewhere just to chill during the night.

Examples: Beard Papa's, Crepe spots, Boba spots, Ice cream spots, etc.

not looking for a bar (alcohol place)

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    mojoeater Mar 29, 2007 09:44 AM

    I love the cheesecake at House of Pies in Los Feliz. And, as the name indicates, they have tons of different pies and cakes to choose from. Open late.

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      crystaw Mar 29, 2007 09:34 AM

      I had a delicious dessert crepe at Crepevine in Old Town Pasadena yesterday. Bananas, rum sauce, and ice cream-YUM. There's other desserts in addition to their crepes

      1. ashlee Mar 26, 2007 07:32 PM

        Mashti Malone's ice cream on La Brea between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd.

        http://mashtimalone.com/

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          Frank_Santa_Monica Mar 26, 2007 07:09 PM

          Doughboys on 3rd

          1. SauceSupreme Mar 26, 2007 04:38 PM

            For desserts, I used to go to Al Gelato on Robertson, but lately I've been heading off to Milk on Beverly.

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              yum4fun Mar 26, 2007 04:33 PM

              Also, I like Crepe in the Grip (Alhambra), Tea Station (Alhambra and San Gabriel), and Shau May for Taiwanese slush. =)

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                normalheightsfoodie Mar 26, 2007 04:27 PM

                What about SPRINKLES in Beverly Hills? They have great cupcakes and little else.

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                  Mattapoisett in LA Mar 29, 2007 09:56 AM

                  Yeah but you can't chill there and I think the OP was looking for that.

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                  yum4fun Mar 26, 2007 04:25 PM

                  Fiore Italian Yogurt in Little Tokyo

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                    Diana Mar 26, 2007 12:17 PM

                    Don't shoot me for saying this, but Mel's on Hollywood or Ventura blvds is open late, has pretty passable desserts and lets you sit sit sit! Good people watching, too.

                    Chocolat in west hollywood?

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                      Emme Mar 26, 2007 07:43 PM

                      In a similar vein, Swingers is pretty good for shakes, desserts, and sundaes, and fun to chill at.

                      And embarassingly, Jerry's Deli has some good cakes and does great oreo shakes... *tail between my legs*

                    2. katkoupai Mar 26, 2007 08:41 AM

                      There are a couple of boba spots on Colorado Blvd., not too far from Pasadena City College. I do not know how late they are open though.

                      There is a place across the street from Fuji Japanese restaurant on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. They serve coffee and boba, but I can't think of the name of the place. It always seems to be busy, though, with students.

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                        rickym13 Mar 26, 2007 09:57 AM

                        is sweet lady jane still around on melrose?

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                          bulavinaka Mar 26, 2007 07:12 PM

                          Yes they are...

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                          ElsieDee Mar 26, 2007 11:27 AM

                          Coffee Cantata? Contata? Cross street is Sunnyslope. Their hours are odd and seem to vary widely day-to-day, week-to-week (for a while they had a hand-written sign in the window with their hours, but then they'd line through the hours, and then line through the replacement hours ... you get the idea.)

                          Their coffee isn't bad (and I like supporting an indy place), but the ventilation in the building is pretty annoying as the intake seems to be directly connected to the fryers at the KFC across the street. (This may have changed - haven't been there in a couple months.)

                          A block east, also on Colorado, in the shopping center where Fu Shing is located is another non-chain (at least I think it's not a chain) coffee place called The Coffee Barrel - some homemade pastries, pleasant owners, okay coffee. But I think they close by eight most nights.

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                            katkoupai Mar 26, 2007 12:05 PM

                            Yes, I think the place is Coffee Cantata. I haven't ever been inside, but it always seems to be busy when I'm in that area. Thanks for pin-pointing the location. :)

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                              crystaw Mar 29, 2007 12:40 AM

                              Haha...I always have saying Coffee Cantata when I pass by it but I have never been in there. My favorite coffee place is Bean Town up Baldwin in Sierra Madre. It can count as a dessert place to because they have lots of pastries to choose from and Fosselman's ice cream as well. If you really have a sweet tooth I'd recommend their white hot chocolate and their chocolate chip pecan cookie is worth trying as well

                        3. roxhills Mar 26, 2007 08:04 AM

                          Urth cafe, al gelato, il cono (gelato on SM Blvd and Beverly Dr). I love Susina and Beard Papa's as well.

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                            tucknguyen Mar 26, 2007 08:01 AM

                            Susina Bakery on Beverly and La Brea. Great cafe with excellent espresso, mini tarts, Italian cookies, and other pastries and cakes.

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                              Dommy Mar 29, 2007 09:41 AM

                              Second this, my favorite 'chill' dessert place! :)

                              --Dommy!

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                              WHills Mar 26, 2007 07:52 AM

                              Well, you already have Beard Papa's. Depending on where you live, here are some others:
                              Phoenix Bakery: they have many different Chinese desserts with puddings, mochi, and others.
                              Melt: a gelato and crepe place. Check their website for locations.

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                                WHills Mar 26, 2007 02:52 PM

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