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Food

Eye Nosh: A Cuban Lunch in Silver Lake

Photo of a cuban sandwich at Cafe Tropical by Caleb Bacon for LAist
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Silver Lake's Cafe Tropical is a tasty oasis in the rarely-Cuban desert that is Los Angeles. Their Cuban sandwich (sandwich cubano) and Cuban coffee (cafe cubano) do the trick. The sandwich -- where ham, roasted pork, cheese, pickles, mustard, and Cuban bread are dance partners -- is mixture that makes Communism seen tolerable. And the coffee... this espresso-based stimulant, layered with steamed milk, will light your fire and please your palate. Tropical's many oversized deserts are a topic for a future nosh.

  • Cafe Tropical Silver Lake | Sunset and Parkman | 2900 W Sunset Blvd | Los Angeles 90026 | (323) 661-8391