With spontaneity in our veins, Justine and I traversed into unfamiliar territory and explored the Arts District for the first time this past Sunday.
Occupying the eastern side of Downtown Los Angeles, the Arts District serves as a canvas for the visionaries and artists who call it home. The neighborhood overflows with color, creativity, and imagination, which are epitomized in the ingenious street art painted on the walls of the abandoned warehouses and repurposed buildings that line its streets.
A hidden gem among these art-filled streets is Daily Dose Café. Kids, this is as “hole in the wall” as it gets. The ivy-covered brick walls provide the perfect backdrop for the outdoor seating. An assorted collection of rustic wooden tables and benches complement the hanging string of lights that zig-zag throughout the pathway. Tucked in an alley at the Rue Gastronomique on Industrial Street, the Daily Dose Café is a counter-serve café offering salads, eggs, sandwiches, blended juices, and coffee.
Their vegan and vegetarian selections are a must try. Seen above is a picture of Daily Dose Cafe’s the Margot along with the Farmer sandwich. The crispy, yet soft and porous ciabatta absorbed the avocado and chopped boiled eggs, while the feta cheese, chives and serrano delicately cut the creaminess in this savory delight. As enjoyable as that was, the unique ensemble of the Farmer sandwich grabbed the top spot. The olive bread sandwiched together the house veggie patty, roasted squash, heirloom tomatoes and potatoes with burrata. Sweet yet savory, the Farmer hit the home run with the strong notes from the pesto and ancho chili jam.
Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St. #104
Los Angeles, CA 90019