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Sep 6, 2003 01:09 PM


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This is a little jewel on Ensley just north of Santa Monica Blvd. in Century City (where Emil's Pastry used to be). Great sandwiches, salads, soups, and fantastic baked goods. They're open at 7 a.m. for breakfast, but the only eggs they serve are poached. Fabulous meat loaf, chicken salad, steak panini, tuna pasta salad.

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  1. An old 'Hound favorite, as a search will demonstrate. Still, your post may encourage some newcomers to try it.

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    1. re: TE

      Thanks for letting me know. Can you fill me in on how to do a search?

      1. re: LAgirl

        Go to the main CH page and you will find a search box in the upper right area. Enter Clementine's Los Angeles and hit go.

    2. I'm also a fan of their roast beef sandwiches, plus, they serve Bubble-Up! Their cupcakes are supposed to be wonderful, but they need to be special ordered, and the minimum order is something like two dozen.

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      1. re: David Kahn

        I second the Bubble-Up... true attention to detail... and unpretentious too! Their apricot ginger scones were top-notch last week...

      2. I enjoyed their shortcake cookies. Their staff is very pleasant. VERY. I ordered 6 cookies and got about 10. Also on the list for today was their pennete w/ buffallo mozzarella. Quite good after a swim workout.

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        1. re: eezerik


          Someone thought you were cute!

          It's nice that staff apparently has that sort of freedom with the cookies

          1. re: PseudoNerd

            I think it was a DUDE but I can't remember. anyway I'm going back 2. Will report back..

            What else do people recommend there?


        2. yes this place is a cut above most of the rest, by far

            1. re: TravelJack

              I was going to buy a pack of their hot chocolate, is that what you are referring to? Or the ones they make themselves?


              1. re: eezerik

                the hot chocolate they make themselves. just try one. :)

              2. re: TravelJack

                Tried it. Rich and slightly bitter.

                I think I would like it to be more creamy like Ghiradelli's in SF but it was good. Maybe I will ask them to prepare it differently next time...or it will grow on me

                Other recommendations: Penne, Pumpkin Bread, Banana Bread/Walnuts. REALLY buttery.

                I asked one of the workers there what his favorite meal is he said he had a meatloaf sandwich with their chili topped on top.