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Tasty Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with a Sweet Twist in Downtown

A partly noshed on Blueberry Grilled Cheese ( blueberries, cheddar cheese, on walnut raisin bread) | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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Hey, it's National Grilled Cheese Month (you've been celebrating daily, right?), so what better time to visit dessert eatery than now? Syrup Desserts in downtown is a cafe that focuses on lattes, cappuccino, coffees and teas along with a melted chocolate, waffles, crepes, ice cream sandwiches and more. The last page of their menu, however, is where they start mixing it up.

For $5.75 each, Syrup offers 11 different kinds of "sweet grilled cheese," which come with a side of fruit or potato chips. The variations run the gamut--all pleasing the divide between savory and sweet--including Raspberry and Brie (raspberries, brie cheese, agave, toasted almonds, on a flaky croissant), Sweet Summer (strawberries, muenster chese, orange spread, mint, on flaky Cuban bread) and Grilled Cinnamon Apple and Cheddar Cheese (apples, cheddar cheese, cinnamon, caramel, toasted walnuts, on a walnut raisin bread). The staff favorite is the Blackberry Muenster (blackberries, muenster cheese, blackberry preserves, toasted walnuts, on flaky Cuban bread).

The grilled cheese menu is served from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Syrup is located at 611 Spring Street. It also a non-chain cafe that is great for writers (free wifi!).