Cafes in Lake Balboa

Afternoon Tea and Tasting for Two or Four at Chado Tea Room (Up to 52% Off)

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

$62 $31

Afternoon tea tasting includes scones and sandwiches

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine at Cafe Valentino

Cafe Valentino

Burbank

$20 $12

Café creates breakfast and lunch food such as ham and cheese croissants, french toast, cobb salads, white pizzas, and chicken avocado wraps

One, Two, or Four Mediterranean Entree Plates at Hummus Bar Express (52%` Off)

Hummus Bar Express

Downtown Santa Monica

$14.50 $7

Mediterranean-style plates, such as grilled chicken breast and shawarma, pair with tahini and sides that include rice and salad

$19 for Baked Goods and Cafe Fare at Schwartz Bakery and Circa-NY Restaurant ($30 Value)

Schwartz Bakery and Circa-NY Restaurant

Los Angeles

$30 $19

Kosher deli and bakery makes sandwiches including corned beef and schnitzel and baked goods including challah, cupcakes, danishes, and pies

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Lunch from Vee's Cafe - On the Run ($30 Total Value)

Vee's Cafe - On the Run

Boyle Heights

$15 $7.50

Organic salads, as well as wraps, sandwiches, and paninis with chicken, turkey, and tuna

Smoothies or Coffee and Breakfast at Manifesto Café on Skid Row (Half Off)

Manifesto Café on Skid Row

Los Angeles

$5.50 $2.75

Certified-organic, fair-trade coffee, fruit- and nutrient-packed smoothies, and breakfast foods such as lox, steel-cut oatmeal, and burritos

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Kalinka Russian Tea House celebrates the hearty flavors of Russian cuisine with authentic dishes of meaty dumplings, thin blinchiki pancakes, and wholesome soups and stews. Traditional Russian fare combines the earthy vegetables and savory cutlets of Slavic peasant cooking with the gentry's delicate French-influenced salads, desserts, and forks that won't work unless the pinky is pointed skyward. Eurasian feasts flourish when complemented with glassfuls of rye-based kvass imported from Russia, earthy cups of Turkish coffee, or fresh tea steeped in an authentic samovar.

17200 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US

For centuries, smoking hookah in a caf? has been a way to relax among friends. Lux Cafe & Hookah Lounge adds a touch of refinery to this experience. Dim lighting punctuated by a rim of neon on the ceiling shrouds the room in hushed ambiance, and a music-video DJ projects audiovisual collages onto the lounge?s wall. Seated at sofas, love seats, and magical toadstools around low tables, hookah smokers puff on Starbuzz tobacco flavors ranging from blackberry and tangerine dream to fuzzy naval.

7139 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys,
CA
US

Cuisine Type: Mediterranean-Persian fusion

Established: 2014

Reservations: Not offered

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 25?50

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Kebabs, hummus, fresh laffa bread, hookah

Alcohol: None

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pro Tip: Weekend evenings [there's a] live DJ, therefore after 9 p.m. there is a crowd. Hookah is served only after 6 p.m.

This past March, Passion Cafe & Lounge got a new owner and a new a chef. Educated at the Culinary Institute, Chef Josh uses his classical training to fuse Mediterranean and Persian influences into a single extensive menu. His specialties include beef schnitzel, hand-breaded filets of meat served over basmati rice, and the simple yet delicious tomato and egg shakshuka, two poached eggs in a hearty tomato-vegetable sauce flavored with garlic, onions, and saffron tea, and ingredient normally only found in cups of hot water and recently pranked hot springs.

17401 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US

Western Bagel has captured local tongues and breadbaskets since first exporting its circular treats to the bagel-barren West Coast 63 years ago. The freshly baked dough-discs cover a wide range of flavors and styles. Recruit a seasoned trio of sesame, poppy seed, and everything varieties from the stable of original recipes and erect a fort by spackling them with rich cream cheese. Meanwhile, each of the six alternative selections, all nearly fat-free and 110 calories, pack a flavorful punch without fostering paunch.

17401 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US

Armed with simple seasonings of sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil to let fresh ingredients shine on their own, the chefs at Nuts ‘n Berries decorate the menu with fresh breakfast and lunch dishes made from mostly organic components. Silence morning hunger pangs with a toasty breakfast burrito that tightly cuddles eggs, bacon, sausage, and hash browns ($5.95) so no ingredient can escape and spoil the end of Citizen Kane for anyone else. Afternoon appetites can lounge at the shiny window-side bar with the Nuts ‘n Berries trail mix ($2.50–$4.95) or out on the shaded patio while indulging in the veggie toss salad, which balances the bright flavors of fresh spinach, mandarin oranges, and edamame ($8.50). Whatever the day’s agenda, indulge in liquid strength with a Green Machine smoothie crafted from blended spinach, banana, mint, and the eatery’s secret stash of four-leaf clovers ($4.95).

15840 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US

A one of a kind Persian Restaurant. Authentic, fresh persian cuisines including chicken, lamb, shish, barg kabobs also various Khoreshts (stews). Inside seating also has grills in the center of the tables for "do it yourself" cooking (Del o Jigiar). Outside patio has 6 one of a kind persian beds for eating and smoking hooka

17970 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US