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Cafe Dulce

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134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3909
08:00 - 22:00
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Orange County, Ca
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! Really good textures and flavors of donuts. Had my first ever bacon donut and it was a great play of sweet and salty. Pricey but worth it. One of my sweet stops while visiting Little Tokyo.

Thank OrangeCountyJay
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came here while waiting our turn at Daikokuya Ramen. The donuts here are great and the coffee will keep you sharp and awake no matter how much you've walked. Just ignore the crazy homeless guy shouting at the donuts.

Thank Iván S
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Cafe Dulce is a perfect example of why Los Angeles is a world class international city. For those not familiar with the Romance languages, "Cafe Dulce" translates as The Sweet Cafe or more literally, "sweet coffee." The hot beverages, which include teas, are at least as good as anything one will find anywhere else in Little Tokyo. The large display... More 

Thank Tony V
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in at this place while waiting to go to the airport. Great spot in Little Tokyo! Iced Dulce latte was yummy and sandwiches were divine! Great service too. Great place for lunch 😊

Thank Xana D
Rolling Hills Estates, California, United States
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and teas are soooo good! The chocolate hazelnut cookies are one of the best cookies I have ever tasted! I would love to get the recipe!

Thank Mardy M
Missoula, Montana
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Came here with the spouse on a lovely Sunday afternoon. The service was great and very friendly. The iced blueberry matcha latte was awesome! The doughnuts and roti that we tried were good.

Thank evilbetty
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Quickly went past Little Tokio on our way home for a view and a cup of coffee. It looks cute, tastes delicious and the people are nice. I had a Oreo donut and my sister a cinnamon donut but the also have other things to eat. You should take a tea latte when you come because they are the best.

Thank Bells19
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Cafe Dulce is a place to go every time your in Little Tokyo!! It's a Specialty Food coffee, tea, & delicious food. For us it's their bacon donuts!!!! Let me tell you that it's become a tradition to come here when it's me and my partner or with friends. The bacon donuts is a must. It's sweet & salty combination... More 

Thank raven7e
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

We tried their korean cheesestick, green tea roti, dulce latte green tea blueberry latte and green tea donuts and red ben roti (to go). The bakery is good to go. The beverage is not my taste. It's kind of not really appropriate to combine green tea with blueberry. I cannot clearly taste and distinguish those two flavors in this drink,... More 

Thank Tian Q
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I was delighted to find good coffee in the Little Tokyo neighborhood. Bonus that the donuts were really great, too. My favorites were the Strawberry Jelly Donut, with fresh strawberries, and the Koko Churro, a light bun, rather than the typical long baton; and with black sesame seed and peanuts. We also tried the bacon donut, which is a fun... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
Just opened cafe in Little Tokyo.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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