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Leimert Park lunch and coffee

spoonlicker Dec 1, 2012 10:02 AM

What's good to eat? I'm open to any cuisine, but I'd prefer a casual environment suitable for a solo diner with book in hand.

Also: any interesting mom-n-pop coffeehouses or tea shops where I can sit and read for a few hours?

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    latindancer Dec 1, 2012 10:30 AM

    I love Ackee Bamboo Jamaican. The place is small, casual and the food is delicious. The service is warm and helpful and they won't mind if you sit forever and a day :).
    Take a walk down the street to my favorite bookstore, Eso Won.
    Leimert is a great place to take your business.

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    1. re: latindancer
      spoonlicker Dec 1, 2012 03:48 PM

      Do you suggest any lunch dishes in particular at Ackee Bamboo?

      And Eso Won has been added to the itinerary -- great suggestion. Thank you.

      1. re: spoonlicker
        TonyC Dec 1, 2012 06:15 PM

        anything BUT the jerk chicken, which is stewed, not grilled. Compared to other Jamaican joints in the city, Ackee (despite the excellent name) falls far short.

        1. re: TonyC
          latindancer Dec 1, 2012 06:28 PM

          Of course there are other Jamaican places in LA. The OP specifically asked for Leimert Park. I'm more than happy to give someone, who wants to visit Leimert, the recommendation of a small business. The owner does a good job.

        2. re: spoonlicker
          latindancer Dec 1, 2012 06:25 PM

          You're welcome :).

          I like the oxtails and curry chicken. I usually meet friends, who live in the area, and they've all liked their dishes when we dine. I hope you enjoy it.

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