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Recession Obsession: Breakfast Sandwiches

Photo of a cuban sandwich at Cafe Tropical by Caleb Bacon for LAist
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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it stays 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 Tacos El Pastor in Hollywood, and some cheap-enough organic at Green Zone. Today, we obsess...

I hail from a land where the Breakfast Sandwich is King (and not the one that comes from the Burger's King.) In the Northeast there's a serious Breakfast Sandwich culture and its hub is a chain for which LA's East Coast transplants bemoan longing: Dunkin Donuts. Their morning formula is simple. Egg, cheese, and breakfast meat gets wedged in a croissant, bagel or an English muffin. It's a great way to start your day.

Silver Lake's outpost for all-Cuban-things-delicious, Cafe Tropical, does this perfectly while throwing in some of their own personality. At $3.50 - $4.25 each their breakfast sandwiches are LAist's latest Recession Obsession.