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Elf Cafe

2135 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
213.484.6829
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Ranked #503 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Vegetarian
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

A small, but trendy vegetarian/vegan restaurant. The food and service was excellent. Only wish is that they had more than one vegan dessert.

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food at Elf woke up my taste buds! Each member of our party had a different dish and they were all worth eating.

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Lima, Peru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The best mushrooms risotto I have ever tried. Is not placed in the best zone, but it doesn't care when you get inside.

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

To limit this place to a restrictive title of a 'vegetarian' food, is unfair.Simple and soulful vegetarian food is extremely tough to make, but the Elf cafe gets it right. The service was very attentive( no fake smiles!) and graceful. This is a small and cozy place but that's probably what makes the food consistent. All of the courses were... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This place is AMAZING. The food is a foodies dream. Interesting complex flavors, great combinations and all beautifully served. I had the Rosewater Lemonade (YUM!!!) to drink. We started with the spicy Kale Salad which was to die for - until we got the beets and fennel. Then my taste buds really exploded - so perfectly prepared. Ended with the... More

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Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Elf cafe (2135 Sunset Blvd) - the place is very small but cozy, it is definitely worth a visit there. Food is awesome! We had the citrus kale salad, cornmeal and herb dusted buffalo mushrooms to start and for mains - baked tart (onions and mushrooms), mushroom risotto, pappardelle and the savory crepe. The portions were generous and the ingredients... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

vegetarian food should not be smothered in cheese, cream or butter. kale salad was the best. id go back for lunch, but not dinner, we couldn't sit or eat comfortably.

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Los Angeles
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181 reviews 181 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

My wife took me here for my Birthday as she knows I have difficulty finding nice vegetarian food near us. Firstly the food is great, exectional even. The reason for my perhaps low rating is for a couple of things. The place is small, we made reservations on a Thu night and lucky we did, the place was packed. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011 via mobile

Great atmosphere and wonderful selection of vegetarian foods

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011 via mobile

Elf is simply delicious! Creative vegetarian comfort cuisines. No " fake meat", just amazing meals using local ingredients. I had the savory crepe - a cheese lovers delight! My meat eater husband raved about his portabello w/ garlic mashed potatoes. It's a tiny place and fills up quickly - so definitely make a reservation.

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