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Feb 20, 2014 06:28 AM

Dessert in WeHo Vicinity Tonight

Hi, all. I have some friends passing through on their way back to LAX tonight who would like to grab some dessert and coffee before hopping on their plane. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm very close to Sweet Lady Jane (which would be an obvious choice) but the quality and service have been on the decline for quite some time now. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I would rec Urth Cafe. I have always liked their desserts, the Spanish Latte is amazing, the seating is comfortable as long as it isn't insanely crowded, I have always found parking within a block, and the people watching is pretty great. If you have a car, Sycamore Kitchen on La Brea has great sweet stuff and coffee, not sure what time they close.

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    1. re: schrutefarms

      Sycamore Kitchen would be my first choice, but they close in the afternoons. I am tempted to see if we could get some Karen Hatfield's magic in the lounge of Hatfield's proper, but not sure how dressed up/down my pals might be tonight. And not sure if the restaurant serves at the bar area, either.

    2. Animal serves till 11pm tonight and desserts include:

      cheesecake pudding, guava, seascape strawberries, graham

      blueberry, frozen brown butter crumble, yogurt, bay leaf ice cream

      tres leches, dulce de leche

      bacon chocolate crunch bar, s&p ice cream

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      1. re: wienermobile

        Super yummy. But I am wondering if they would have space for us at around 8-8:30. Esp. if just for dessert.

        1. re: TheOffalo

          +1 St. Honore from Gorge, but that's all they have (usually 5 types) - unless you get lucky on a night they have souffle.

          If you have the time + $, maybe dessert tasting menu at Providence?

          1. re: wienermobile

            I just don't understand the appeal of Milk. I think all their ice creams are too sweet and just not very good. by far my least favorite out of those kinds of ice cream shops in LA.
            If OP wants ice cream I think they should go to Neveux instead, more interesting and tasty flavors.
            Neveux also serves coffee.

          2. What time and how formal an experience are they looking for?

            Simplethings, Jar (bar area for butterscotch pudding), Susina, Little Next Door

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            1. re: VealParmGuy

              I'm thinking bakery/coffee house to no more than dressy casual. All depends on how they show up.

              Jar for butterscotch pudding and banna cream pie is an excellent idea.