Paper or Plastik?

Abe and I needed a place to get some work done for the hour between brunch at Native Foods and my shrinky dink. We stopped at a cafe that we’ve never noticed before – on Pico, near Fairfax.


Paper or Plastik has a beautiful space with good coffee (<—says Abe)…



…and a lot of laptop customers:


We were still full from vegan desserts, but how good do their sweets look?!?



Abe went to a friend’s comedy show; I had to wait at home to find out my call time for a movie shoot I’m doing today.  Didn’t have an appetite until 8:30 pm – Mo’s leftovers all to myself:


Bulked up with the addition of arugula and spring mix


I can eat a soggy salad, but not a mushy apple. This one was nice n crunchy


I don’t have to report to set until noon in Alhambra! Any must-tries in the area?


Check out the interview I did for!

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  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    I wish I had some good leftovers for tonight! I am with you…NO mushy apples!

  • Anna

    That lattice-topped pie looks amazing!!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    My friends always make fun of me- but I love mushy apples. I actually don’t like them if they are too crisp. I know…it’s weird. lol

  • Pure2raw twins

    Cafe looks cute, love the name of it!

    Have a good day at your movie set : )


  • Roxan

    I don’t like soggy apples either. Have you tried honeycrisp apples? They are my absolute favorite and I’ve already gone through dozens of them in the past couple month.

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      i do love honeycrisps. i even just love the name of them!

  • Monet

    That cafe/restaurant looked like where I want/need to spend my afternoon. I am always excited to try new vegan desserts too! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a lovely afternoon, my friend!

  • Ren Ren

    Perfectly Sweet on Main St. near Garfield Blvd – I like their tres leches cake. They sell to Whole Foods in Pasadena too.

    Half and Half Tea House in Monterey Park. It is off of Atlantic Blvd., across the street from the 99 Ranch Market. Their milk teas are really good.

    Have you tried the Hainan chicken from Savoy? It’s the best one outside of Singapore. It’s on Valley Blvd., and I think the cross steet is Chapel.

    Have fun in Alhambra.

  • Julienne

    In-N-Out (cheeseburger animal-style), if you’ve had it before, on the corner of Garfield Ave. and Huntington Dr.

  • Jos

    Tasty Garden (on Valley and Garfield) I think? Their HK style waffle is good!! I think I blogged about it before here:

  • coffeeandthepaper

    That place looks gorgeous. I love the ceiling!

    And soggy apples suck!

  • biz319

    I love cafes like that – just don’t have them in my neck of the woods anymore being 50 miles nw of Chicago. But, I have a shorter commute which is better!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather

    Mushy apples are the worst! I need crunch all the time.

  • lowandbhold

    Cute name for a cafe. Your blog really makes me want to travel to CA soon! So much fresh produce.

  • emily

    You always find the cutest cafes! All the baked goodies look awesome. I especially appreciate those scones…deeelish. :)

  • wendy lee

    My very favorite crisp and crunchy apple is a Stayman Winesap at the height of its season. Mmmmm.

  • erin

    Fosselman’s Ice Cream in Alhambra – some of the best homemade ice cream ever. I like to get a sundae with fresh whipped cream and nuts but the ice cream is amazing alone too. It’s one of my favorites and I always make a point of swinging by when I’m back in LA…

    • squigglefloey

      oh yes! fosselman’s is SO good! great suggestion

  • leftcoastcontessa

    Looks like an awesome study spot!

  • squigglefloey

    Oh! You’re coming to Alhambra? Try Lovebirds Cafe and Bakery — wonderful! Vegetarian options too, everything is SO fresh :)

  • Gail

    I just read your interview It was excellent, and so open. I am most impressed.