Sometimes, as one does in LA, you just have to sneak out mid-week and go sit at a cafe for a couple hours. Preferably a roomy one on the west side that opens up to the patio. Preferably one that isn’t too much of a scene, but still lives up to the hype. Preferably one where you can attempt to blend in with all the freelancers and boutique owners and influencers and directors who are living their best life taking “meetings” in Venice on a Tuesday afternoon.
Welcome to Superba Food + Bread (and Snacks + coffee). Aka my cafe of choice whenever I used to finish up client meetings early on the west side. In the grand master carb guide of LA, it has a solid place, anchoring the west side right up there with Gjusta. From breads to pastries to cookies, you really can’t go wrong. When you enter, they have their carbs lined up on the right side and their barista station on the left. Perfect for grab and go orders. Of course, they also have a killer seasonal menu that celebrates the best of Californian comfort food if your “coffee meeting” turns into a “lunch meeting” which (after an afternoon pick me up sweet treat) ends up being dinner too.
With new outposts in Hollywood, NoHo and Pasadena, it looks like Superba is establishing itself firmly as an LA staple beyond the west side.
|Hours||8am to 8pm every day|
COVID Hours: same hours for Venice, NoHo 7am – 3pm, Pasadena 7am – 4pm, take out, curbside pick up and delivery available
|Price||$$ – pretty much as you’d expect for this crowd|
|Aesthetic||breezy california chic, very west side|
Go here for: cafe and bakery needs, a beautiful brunch or lunch, and hey dinner too why not
Order this: literally any carb. bread. pastry. you can’t go wrong.
Amount of time to spend: good for a drive by or for an entire afternoon
When to come: any time and all the time
Parking: is not too bad actually. They have a teeny lot if you’re lucky (usually not too hard to snag a spot on a weekday). Otherwise, there’s usually parking on the residential streets nearby.
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Last visited: November 2020
Last updated: December 2020