In the grand scheme of LA cafés, Doubting Thomas is newer to the scene, and in a neighborhood which, until a couple years ago, was mostly driven through without so much a glance. Situated at the ground level of a conspicuously sleek building, this all day café serves up coffee, house made pastries, and a menu of seasonal brunchy and lunchy Californian fare (think: shakshuka and katsu sandos and burritos beautifully coexisting in the same spread).
It has everything you love about your favorite Silver Lake or West Hollywood cafe, without the Silver Lake or West Hollywood scene. Things are notably more peaceful in this part of town, you can linger comfortably with your laptop or with friends while hiding away from the hectic hipsters infesting other neighborhoods…for now.
Go here for: a coffee, a casual brunch or lunch
Order this: a pourover and a pastry
Amount of time to spend: an hour or a few, it’s a nice place to hang out for a bit
When to come: afternoons are nice, slower paced and plenty of natural light
Parking: is usually fairly easy, either on Temple or in the residential streets nearby.
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Last visited: February 2020
Last updated: July 2020