Friday, May 13, 2011

late night eats, l.a. cafe @ 2am!

After finishing up the final touches on my new apartment, I was feeling the need to reward my hard work and tame my empty stomach.  I had been un-packing and arranging furniture for nearly 6 hours straight with nothin but a bottle of water.  My clothes were full of sweat (it was 95 degrees earlier that evening), and I needed a shower.  So with insomnia in full drive, I hopped in the shower at 1:30am, rinsed off and put on some clean garments, and my favorite pair of fresh kicks; some PF FLYERS. I walked out of my now sparkling clean apartment feeling clean and dyin for an early taste of breakfast!  I headed down the famous Spring Street in search of some late night eats. 

L.A. Cafe
Before I even made it out the door I was stopped by two people as I walked down the stairs from the 4th floor.  Each of them had similar stories about their daughter being in labor and that they needed gas to get across town.  I was almost taken by the first person, and thought in the back of my mind (I'll just give her a ride, no big deal), but then my concious slapped me in the face and said "keep walking."  I made it out the door and was almost immedietly met by another person asking for money.  This guy was shaking all over as he explained to me that he was just released from prison and needed money to pay for his wife's recent child birth (man 3 stories all with babies??  people know how to work your damn emotions!).  The "court" papers he was showing me looked like they were 10 years old!  I told him I had no change to spare, which I really didn't, only had my card.....

When I stumbled on to L.A. Cafe and saw the sign reading "breakfast 24 hrs." my search for food was over!  As I made my approach to the counter I noticed out of the corner of my eye an enormous waffle on this girls plate.  Arriving at the front of the line, I found my target on the menu; Belgian Waffle w/ syrup!  I ordered a side of peanut butter along with a glass of milk, a suggestion from the house  :)  and got to grubbing! 

Belgian Waffle w/ Peanut Butter!
 I sat outside to enjoy the warm spring night.  What a mistake that was...the same guy that asked me for change to pay for his wife's recent child birth walked by as I munched down on my waffle.  Mid-taste bud explosion I heard "DAMMIT" and looked up just in-time to meet eyes with him.  Clearly frustrated that I have money to enjoy this huge, delicious belgian waffle with syrup and peanut butter, but none to spare for his wife's healthcare bill, he looked like he wanted to get me alone in the nearby alleyway.  But c'mon, I used my card to pay for the meal, plus, I can't just be giving every bit of spare change I have to every story I hear...I'll go broke!  Needless to say, I was on edge during the walk home, hoping I wouldn't run into him again, and I didn't, but I won't be back to L.A. Cafe @ 2am again anytime soon!  But besides all that, the meal was scrumptous, if you ever get a chance to stop by downtown LA, you gotta get a belgian waffle at L.A. Cafe on Spring Street between 6th and 7th!

Thanks for reading!

        - j

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