doubting thomas

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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.

the details

Address2510 W Temple St, Los Angeles
Hours8am – 5pm every day
Price$$ – fairly standard cafe pricing, $3-5 drinks and $10-15 foods
Aesthetichipster-y vintage industrial with mismatched furniture and plenty of plants

good to know

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.

Other things to note: 

  • They have free wifi, with the password listed at the front by the chalkboard menu.
  • All pastries and cakes are made in house – you can also order ahead for whole cakes and pies (selection varies by season).

Last visited: February 2020

Last updated: July 2020

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