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Literati Cafe

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12081 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1271
+1 310-479-3400
07:00 - 23:00
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Tustin, California
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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Literati is a busy cafe! The food, the menu, and the atmosphere are all delightful. They also have valet parking which is a real plus for this area of Los Angeles. When I am in this area, Literati will be my "go to" place.

Thank Dyanne2014
Vail, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This restaurant is a cool place to meet with friends for coffee and a sweet treat, or a casual business lunch. The food is good, the staff is pleasant, and it feels worlds away from the busy streets of LA.

Thank stanek711
Berlin, Germany
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We needed to be in LA and in this neighborhood, but got there early so needed an air conditioned place to wait. The coffee was fine but the music and TVs were too loud (as were the people at several tables around us) to really be able to read. Bring headphones if you are planning to try and get any... More 

Thank JaneONewman
London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

In a city/country that clearly delivers the greatest choice for breakfast, there is nothing particularly special here but still offers the usual wide choice. Bacon was under cooked & sparse with the accompanying bread like a mini slice! Saying that, the espresso was excellent.

Thank Lee B
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I have stated in LA for 3 weeks. During my stay I used to pass by literati cafe almost everyday and stop there for breakfast , coffee, lunch or even dinner. The place is so welcoming , their coffee is always freshly brewed , their food is fresh & tasty and their desserts are so yummy you can't have enough... More 

Thank Zayass
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This place is in my hood so I've been going there regularly since it's opened and never a bad experience. The food is always good and the service is always friendly. I love the healthy options. I always take people there for late breakfast and lunch. Now that they got rid of the more upscale part of the restaurant they... More 

Thank WickedWahineLA
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I live very close by and love coming here alone or with my wife to do work. It's big, spacious and you can usually find a space. But it's a busy cafe so make sure your battery in the laptop is fully charged. They have a lovely patio that is a mini garden escape - a perfect space for brunch... More 

Thank Alexkojfman
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I don't like the parking so I don't go that much. Coffee and pastries are good. All right breakfast and sandwich soup wrap menu

Thank judyegan
Burlingame, California
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283 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast and had great lattes and Mexican coffees to boot, with beautiful milk artwork in each. Order and they bring food to you. Nice service all around. Great oatmeal with fruit and a nice yogurt parfait with delicious granola and berries with honey. Very good and nice surroundings. Outside enclosed patio too. Definitely a return visit is... More 

Thank travelagentreplies
Santa Monica, California
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Fun spot to pick up breakfast tucked into he corner here at Wilshire and Bundy. I like the latte's and muffins when I want to sit back and read my NYT.

Thank Tom R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12081 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1271
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-479-3400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?