Cafe Tropical

★★★★☆
  • 2900 W Sunset Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90026

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  • 323-661-8391

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I really like getting breakfast here. The pastries are great, especially the guava cheese, and they make awesome croissant sandwiches too with egg, cheese, ham, bacon, etc. Coffee is alright but not great, fresh juices are nice. To the

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★★★★★

I really like getting breakfast here. The pastries are great, especially the guava cheese, and they make awesome croissant sandwiches too with egg, cheese, ham, bacon, etc. Coffee is alright but not great, fresh juices are nice. To the

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This place just has such a unique assortment of Latin fusion at reasonable prices. Not to be missed when visiting the eastside.

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★★★★★

This place just has such a unique assortment of Latin fusion at reasonable prices. Not to be missed when visiting the eastside.

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Premier Resorts and Michael Midkiff and sales staff sent us on a trip to Europe and we saved a bunch of hard earned cash with our travel club membership and now were back home at caf tropical where Michael Midkiff and sales staff our

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★★★★★

Premier Resorts and Michael Midkiff and sales staff sent us on a trip to Europe and we saved a bunch of hard earned cash with our travel club membership and now were back home at caf tropical where Michael Midkiff and sales staff our

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Great funky vibe here at Cafe Tropical. It fits in real well into the silverlake community. It Is very boho chic and reminds me very much of some cafes in San Francisco.
Get a cup of coffee or a sandwich or even try one of their wonderful exotic smoothies.

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★★★★☆

Great funky vibe here at Cafe Tropical. It fits in real well into the silverlake community. It Is very boho chic and reminds me very much of some cafes in San Francisco.
Get a cup of coffee or a sandwich or even try one of their wonderful exotic smoothies.

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It is difficult to believe people would give this filthy place a 5 star rating. So, the coffee is good, yes, best ever? No. In Vancouver, BC, good quality independent coffee joints come every 5 blocks, with the added bonus of floors that were cleaned in the last 18 years and staff who are pleasant. The thoroughly unpleasant woman (that's being charitable, to call this witch a woman) acted like she was doing a huge favor by providing my order.

To those patrons who claim this place is 'keeping it real' I ask, real what? Real rudeness? Real dirt? Sad, if Los Angeles folk go here because it is the best coffee they can find. This place deserves to go out of business, over-rated in the extreme, awful customer service, and good, but not the greatest coffee.

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★★☆☆☆

It is difficult to believe people would give this filthy place a 5 star rating. So, the coffee is good, yes, best ever? No. In Vancouver, BC, good quality independent coffee joints come every 5 blocks, with the added bonus of floors that were cleaned in the last 18 years and staff who are pleasant. The thoroughly unpleasant woman (that's being charitable, to call this witch a woman) acted like she was doing a huge favor by providing my order.

To those patrons who claim this place is 'keeping it real' I ask, real what? Real rudeness? Real dirt? Sad, if Los Angeles folk go here because it is the best coffee they can find. This place deserves to go out of business, over-rated in the extreme, awful customer service, and good, but not the greatest coffee.

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I moved from LA to Boston a year ago and am still thinking about that guava cheese pie...the ice coffee, banana shakes, and cuban sandwiches are tasty too.

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★★★★★

I moved from LA to Boston a year ago and am still thinking about that guava cheese pie...the ice coffee, banana shakes, and cuban sandwiches are tasty too.

Pros: guava cheese pie, cuban sandwich, banana shakes

Cons: scary bathroom

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A great joint. Anyone dwelling on the lack of niceties or conveniences doesn't really get the point. Its a great place to hang. The coffee is so damn good (don't add your own milk! they know what they're doing!) and the servers are just there being real. I like them all. The food is fine, not terrific but definitely good comfort food... and priced accordingly... good deals. CT has one of the best vibes in Silverlake and shouldn't be missed... but please do. I like it being just a cool neighborhood hang.

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★★★★★

A great joint. Anyone dwelling on the lack of niceties or conveniences doesn't really get the point. Its a great place to hang. The coffee is so damn good (don't add your own milk! they know what they're doing!) and the servers are just there being real. I like them all. The food is fine, not terrific but definitely good comfort food... and priced accordingly... good deals. CT has one of the best vibes in Silverlake and shouldn't be missed... but please do. I like it being just a cool neighborhood hang.

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The history and spirit of the Tropical Bakery is admirable (I miss those cakes), but sadly it does not make the food any better, and it most certainly does not help the staff act any friendlier. Sad, because it is a really cool joint....

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★★★☆☆

The history and spirit of the Tropical Bakery is admirable (I miss those cakes), but sadly it does not make the food any better, and it most certainly does not help the staff act any friendlier. Sad, because it is a really cool joint....

Pros: Not a corporate coffee place, lots of locals.

Cons: Surly service, difficult to find parking at times.

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Good juice, but how could you screw up juice. I don't see whats so great about throwing an egg on some bread. Also the veggie "sandwich" for about $5.00 is white bread with mustard and mayo, some lettuce, a slice of tomato and an onion. Crabby service at that.

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★★☆☆☆

Good juice, but how could you screw up juice. I don't see whats so great about throwing an egg on some bread. Also the veggie "sandwich" for about $5.00 is white bread with mustard and mayo, some lettuce, a slice of tomato and an onion. Crabby service at that.

Pros: cheep cookies/good juice

Cons: everything else

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As I sit in my apartment freaking out by the fact that my internet is not working, I had to venture out and find myself a wireless spot to work at. I managed to find this place using the internet at work. Situated on Sunset and without its own parking space, I knew that parking will be a problem. Luckily I found a spot; I may not be so lucky next time though. I totally love the atmosphere inside w/ their colorful lanterns. You wouldn't think that it would fit in a Cuban cafe but it does. They have a variety of sandwiches, baked goods, shakes, and of course coffee. The free wireless drove me here and the everything else will drive me back.

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★★★★☆

As I sit in my apartment freaking out by the fact that my internet is not working, I had to venture out and find myself a wireless spot to work at. I managed to find this place using the internet at work. Situated on Sunset and without its own parking space, I knew that parking will be a problem. Luckily I found a spot; I may not be so lucky next time though. I totally love the atmosphere inside w/ their colorful lanterns. You wouldn't think that it would fit in a Cuban cafe but it does. They have a variety of sandwiches, baked goods, shakes, and of course coffee. The free wireless drove me here and the everything else will drive me back.

Pros: Great coffee, cool atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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Everyone seems to love this place, but I don't get it. The coffee is okay and the pastries are bland. Also, the service can be hornery at best. Sadly, I keep going there, but only because it is near my house.

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★★★☆☆

Everyone seems to love this place, but I don't get it. The coffee is okay and the pastries are bland. Also, the service can be hornery at best. Sadly, I keep going there, but only because it is near my house.

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Don't come to Cafe Tropical expecting fine dining. It's a very small cafe with counter service. I came looking for the famed guava cheese pie but didn't realize it was more of a turnover than a pie. They offer a variety of salads and pressed sandwiches but the pork was a little dry. Some positives are their coffee and the cookies (as big as your head!) sold only for a dollar.

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★★★☆☆

Don't come to Cafe Tropical expecting fine dining. It's a very small cafe with counter service. I came looking for the famed guava cheese pie but didn't realize it was more of a turnover than a pie. They offer a variety of salads and pressed sandwiches but the pork was a little dry. Some positives are their coffee and the cookies (as big as your head!) sold only for a dollar.

Pros: value, service

Cons: parking

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Lightning fast, personable staff serve up the best (and the strongest) cafe con leche in town. Pastries are fresh everyday and priced so reasonably it's hard not to order enough to cover your table. Sandwiches are great. Enjoy watching the neighborhood newbies mingle with old school Silver Lakers.

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★★★★★

Lightning fast, personable staff serve up the best (and the strongest) cafe con leche in town. Pastries are fresh everyday and priced so reasonably it's hard not to order enough to cover your table. Sandwiches are great. Enjoy watching the neighborhood newbies mingle with old school Silver Lakers.

Pros: Amazing coffee & food, Free wi-fi, fast & friendly staff.

Cons: Parking can be tough at certain times.

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Cafe Tropical has very good coffee. I also love their croissant sandwiches. They bake all their own goods, and always have fresh roses decorating the place. Parking is on the street, and can sometimes be hard to come by, but I have always been able to find a spot.

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★★★★★

Cafe Tropical has very good coffee. I also love their croissant sandwiches. They bake all their own goods, and always have fresh roses decorating the place. Parking is on the street, and can sometimes be hard to come by, but I have always been able to find a spot.

Pros: Great Coffee, Great Food, Free wi-fi

Cons: Parking

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With Che Guevara on the walls, you may expect this place to be an overrated hip coffeeshop. But when you try their cuban grilled sandwiches, you'll think otherwise. And then you'll move onto pastries and realize that this may be the best place on earth. The prices are ridiculously small and the milky Cuban-style coffee will surely wake you up.

PROS: great and cheap sandwiches and cakes
CONS: parking is tough

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★★★★★

With Che Guevara on the walls, you may expect this place to be an overrated hip coffeeshop. But when you try their cuban grilled sandwiches, you'll think otherwise. And then you'll move onto pastries and realize that this may be the best place on earth. The prices are ridiculously small and the milky Cuban-style coffee will surely wake you up.

PROS: great and cheap sandwiches and cakes
CONS: parking is tough

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I usually go there for the coffee, which is always some form of espresso, not drip. (Espresso con leche, etc.). But they also have terrific Cuban sandwiches, and the pastries are very impressive. I'm not much of a pastry fan myself, but I have tried the Guava Empanadas, and a slice of the Guava-cheese pie looks amazing. The menu is full of exotic fruit pastries. Some 12 step groups regularly meet there, so don't act surprised if you're asked if you're acquainted with Bill.

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★★★★☆

I usually go there for the coffee, which is always some form of espresso, not drip. (Espresso con leche, etc.). But they also have terrific Cuban sandwiches, and the pastries are very impressive. I'm not much of a pastry fan myself, but I have tried the Guava Empanadas, and a slice of the Guava-cheese pie looks amazing. The menu is full of exotic fruit pastries. Some 12 step groups regularly meet there, so don't act surprised if you're asked if you're acquainted with Bill.

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Guava Cheese Pie....ummm good stuff

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★★★★☆

Guava Cheese Pie....ummm good stuff

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I lived in SilverLake on Micheltorena St. in '96 & '97. Everyday I got off of the bus and went to Cafe Tropical. I even took walks down the Marathon Hill just to go there! No matter how broke I was, and couldn't "eat-out",.I made it my business to get a Sandwich-Cubano, and a Cafe con Leche.I've even had some yummy batidos (milk-shakes) from there too. I'm originally from Hoboken, NJ and had to move back home in '97,..but I'm living in in FL now with my family(Hubby & 2 kids). I'll go there any time if I'm in the Cali-area. It'll be 2am & I'll be craving the food from Cafe Tropical just "out of the blue!" If I decided to move back to Cali,..I'd def. live close by to my old apt. just to have the convenience of Great Authentic Food from Cafe Tropical! *Mone*

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★★★★★

I lived in SilverLake on Micheltorena St. in '96 & '97. Everyday I got off of the bus and went to Cafe Tropical. I even took walks down the Marathon Hill just to go there! No matter how broke I was, and couldn't "eat-out",.I made it my business to get a Sandwich-Cubano, and a Cafe con Leche.I've even had some yummy batidos (milk-shakes) from there too. I'm originally from Hoboken, NJ and had to move back home in '97,..but I'm living in in FL now with my family(Hubby & 2 kids). I'll go there any time if I'm in the Cali-area. It'll be 2am & I'll be craving the food from Cafe Tropical just "out of the blue!" If I decided to move back to Cali,..I'd def. live close by to my old apt. just to have the convenience of Great Authentic Food from Cafe Tropical! *Mone*

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no better coffee in town then at Cafe Tropical. oh and the turkey sandwiche oh so good

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★★★★★

no better coffee in town then at Cafe Tropical. oh and the turkey sandwiche oh so good

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Yes! It's universally agreed that the cafe con leche is wonderful, as is the pecan pie. Don't order a smoothie-- all froth and not much fruit or yogurt. Well, you can't have everything.

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★★★★☆

Yes! It's universally agreed that the cafe con leche is wonderful, as is the pecan pie. Don't order a smoothie-- all froth and not much fruit or yogurt. Well, you can't have everything.

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Cafe con leche here is indeed delicious, but Cafe Tropical also serves my favorite morning pastries in L.A. These still-warm chocolate croissants are unparalleled, and a wedge of the guava-and-cream cheese pie is an authentic Cuban delight. There is plenty of seating inside, with tables large enough to spread out breakfast and a newspaper. Outside, there's a handful of ugly plastic chairs lining the curb. Save yourself from the exhaust fumes--stay inside if you'll be lingering.

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★★★★★

Cafe con leche here is indeed delicious, but Cafe Tropical also serves my favorite morning pastries in L.A. These still-warm chocolate croissants are unparalleled, and a wedge of the guava-and-cream cheese pie is an authentic Cuban delight. There is plenty of seating inside, with tables large enough to spread out breakfast and a newspaper. Outside, there's a handful of ugly plastic chairs lining the curb. Save yourself from the exhaust fumes--stay inside if you'll be lingering.

Pros: Large tables, Cafe con leche, Fresh juices

Cons: Curbside seating=ugly

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Before Starbucks takes over the city, patronize this beloved Cuban bakery/coffee house. The cafe con leche is a strong, frothy concoction, that will leave you caffeinated for the whole day.

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★★★★★

Before Starbucks takes over the city, patronize this beloved Cuban bakery/coffee house. The cafe con leche is a strong, frothy concoction, that will leave you caffeinated for the whole day.

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Che Guevara is well represented on the walls of this circa-1976 Silver Lake cafe, owned by Jeff Bey of Hollywood Billiards. Don't miss the pressed turkey sandwich, highlighted by thick slices of salty grilled gobbler, gooey Swiss cheese,…

 

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