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Recession Obsession: $3 Breakfast in Culver City

Recession Obsession: $3 Breakfast in Culver City by Caleb Bacon
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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it sticks in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over @theGastrobus, and El Pollo "Loco." Today we obsess...

“Oh, look at that place,” said a friend of a small coffee shop tucked away behind a Downtown Culver City parking structure. “We should totally go there sometime.”

“Yeah riiight,” I replied snarkily. “Who would voluntarily grub at a coffee shop in an alley?”

For a moment, I forgot who I was, because the answer clearly was: this Recession Obsessionst. That breakfast-and-lunch-only spot (with according hours) features one of the cheapest meals I’ve had in Los Angeles. (Look, I’m not talking about a meal that consists of one lonely taco and LA River water, Smart Guy.) This meal was of enjoyable, standard breakfast diner fare.

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That tucked-away coffee shop in Culver City is Tokyo 7-7, and it’s LAist’s latest Recession Obsession.