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The Daily Dose

Restaurants, Contemporary American Downtown
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
The Daily Dose
Photograph: Ben McCambridge

Time Out says

The Daily Dose is a coffee shop and cafe serving up artisanal coffee and soul-satisfying food, made with natural ingredients sourced from local farmers, ranchers and fisheries. The food menu is full of tongue-in-cheek dish names, like The Ballerina, a duck egg fried in olive oil on ciabatta with butter and apricot jam. Opt for fun drink options like Disco lemonade (Meyer lemonade with agave-marinated cherries) and the Bang Bang (gunpowder green tea with honey-ginger syrup), or go for one of their classic coffee beverages to enjoy outside.



Address: 1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm
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5 out of 5 stars

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Self proclaimed Rebel Leader, Sarkis Vartanian exhibits a tremendous amount of vision, passion, creativity and warmth, all clearly evident in the ambiance at this cafe.

What is The Daily Dose rebelling against? Processed food. Expensive food. Harming the environment through food choices. Shipping food globally. This food is fresh, artisanal, seasonal, organic, responsible and local. Did I mention it’s mouth watering too?

Faith is a vegetable sandwich with soulful flavors, both complex and layered. I tasted a lot of my favorite things such as tomatoes, eggplant, avocados, squash. It also contained bulls blood micro greens, house made almond pesto and the most luscious, creamy fresh buffalo mozzarella which effortlessly replaces the need for any meat. The bread is from Bread Lounge. This light, nutty bread couldn’t be more complementary to the luxurious ingredients. The sandwich was liberally drizzled with olive oil.

The Believer contained grilled eggplant, squash, tomatoes, fresh burrata cheese and pistachio pesto, all rolled into a chewy ciabatta bread.

The setting, architecture and design of the place match the elegance of the food. It was entertaining watching all the angles and greenery in different types of light. The cafe is tucked away within a curved brick-lined path, next to the Nabisco Lofts on Industrial Street, that leads to the gorgeous French doors and crescent shaped wood and metal tables.

The place captures the spirit of a European cafe as well as the feeling that you are a guest in one’s home. The Daily Dose makes me wish I lived in Downtown, and gives me a reason to go there more often.

One of the cutest cafes in DTLA! The alley is a wonderful change from the hustle and bustle of the city, and their food is fantastic, with lots of healthy and delicious options for breakfast and lunch. It's so easy to lose track of time in the serene atmosphere. The only struggles are finding a table in the alley (which almost always has people) and finding parking on the street outside. Other than that, Daily Dose Cafe is worth the visit! 

Even though it's "hidden" in a vine covered brick alley in a neighborhood that is now teeming with coffee shops, Daily Dose stands out with its feeling of quaintness while serving up a mean mug 'o joe and DELICIOUS breakfast!!  This is a great place to stop on to be temporarily transported to another world.