Cafe Tropical

(323) 661-8391

2900 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90026

34.082930 -118.273546

Open Hours

Monday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 
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Cuisine: Cuban

Price: $

Tags: Cheap Eats, Late Night Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, People Watching

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Silver Lake, East LA

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Cafe Tropical
Menu
Plain Croissant, Chocolate Croissant, Cheese Croissant, Egg Croissant, Cheese, Egg, Bacon, Turkey or Ham, Turnovers, Muffins, Pop Over... more

Reviews for Cafe Tropical

Recommends

Delicious sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Giant chocolate chip cookies are awesome!

Cafe Tropical
Recommends

Guava cheese pie. Need I say more? Also, their juices are very good!

Recommends

I spent two weeks in Spain this summer and when I got back to LA, I CRAVED cafe con leche. Cafe Tropical's version is the next best thing. Oh, and while everyone loves the cheese and guava empanadas, let me tell you about the ginormous peanut butter cookies, which are awesome, too.

Recommends

I've only had the cheese guava pie. Flakey crust, creamy guava. Delicioso! Plus, it helps to sober you up after hitting Thirsty Crow's happy hour.

Recommends
2 months ago

I really like getting breakfast here. The pastries are great, especially the guava cheese, and they make awesome croissant sandwiches too with egg, cheese, ham, bacon, etc. Coffee is alright but not great, fresh juices are nice. To the people upset about the cashiers' straightforward demeanor, you guys are nuts. The people here are not rude, they're just tring to get it done. This is not a place where you'll be sweetly pampered in the ordering process, if that's what you expect.

6 months ago

This place just has such a unique assortment of Latin fusion at reasonable prices. Not to be missed when visiting the eastside.

7 months ago

Premier Resorts and Michael Midkiff and sales staff sent us on a trip to Europe and we saved a bunch of hard earned cash with our travel club membership and now were back home at café tropical where Michael Midkiff and sales staff our seeing our pictures and were loving this café,so paris and were booking our next trip !

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Cafe Tropical: way over-rated – It is difficult to believe people would give this filthy place a 5 star rating. So, the coffee is good, yes, best ever? No. In Vancouver, BC, good quality independent coffee joints come every 5 blocks, with the added bonus of floors that were cleaned in the last 18 years and staff who are pleasant. The thoroughly unpleasant woman (that's being charitable, to call this witch a woman) acted like she was doing a huge favor by providing my order.

To those patrons who claim this place is 'keeping it real' I ask, real what? Real rudeness? Real dirt? Sad, if Los Angeles folk go here because it is the best coffee they can find. This place deserves to go out of business, over-rated in the extreme, awful customer service, and good, but not the greatest coffee.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The guava cheese pie rocks my world – I moved from LA to Boston a year ago and am still thinking about that guava cheese pie...the ice coffee, banana shakes, and cuban sandwiches are tasty too.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great place, great coffee, great guave desserts. – A great joint. Anyone dwelling on the lack of niceties or conveniences doesn't really get the point. Its a great place to hang. The coffee is so damn good (don't add your own milk! they know what they're doing!) and the servers are just there being real. I like them all. The food is fine, not terrific but definitely good comfort food... and priced accordingly... good deals. CT has one of the best vibes in Silverlake and shouldn't be missed... but please do. I like it being just a cool neighborhood hang.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Surly service, decent coffee – The history and spirit of the Tropical Bakery is admirable (I miss those cakes), but sadly it does not make the food any better, and it most certainly does not help the staff act any friendlier. Sad, because it is a really cool joint....

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

I don't get it – Good juice, but how could you screw up juice. I don't see whats so great about throwing an egg on some bread. Also the veggie "sandwich" for about $5.00 is white bread with mustard and mayo, some lettuce, a slice of tomato and an onion. Crabby service at that.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Coffee and Sandwiches – As I sit in my apartment freaking out by the fact that my internet is not working, I had to venture out and find myself a wireless spot to work at. I managed to find this place using the internet at work. Situated on Sunset and without its own parking space, I knew that parking will be a problem. Luckily I found a spot; I may not be so lucky next time though. I totally love the atmosphere inside w/ their colorful lanterns. You wouldn't think that it would fit in a Cuban cafe but it does. They have a variety of sandwiches, baked goods, shakes, and of course coffee. The free wireless drove me here and the everything else will drive me back.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

So So – Everyone seems to love this place, but I don't get it. The coffee is okay and the pastries are bland. Also, the service can be hornery at best. Sadly, I keep going there, but only because it is near my house.

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