Downbeat Cafe

1202 N Alvarado St
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Customer Reviews (8 reviews)


on Citysearch Jul 05, 2008
place used to be amazing. now the coffee's bad and the baristas are glacial. like three-toed sloth slow. oh, they'll drop what they're doing to chat regulars up, but for god's sake don't ask them to do their job. that's... (more)

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on Citysearch Mar 13, 2008
I like The Downbeat Cafe. I always get some kind of tea or hot chocolate, the coffee is also good. The atmosphere is very laid back and there are special events going on some nights. Parking sucks though, if you can't... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 04, 2007
What you probably don't kow about the Downbeat Cafe, and I didn't really realize myself until a few days ago, is that they have amazing sandwiches and a tasty, healthy side salad. I always get the brie and avocado melt.... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 24, 2007
Easily one of the best neighborhood cafes in Los Angeles. Tucked into a row of storefronts it can be easy to miss. The cozy interior is decorated entirely with furniture and decor from the 1950s and local art adorns the... (more)

Edward K.

on Judys Book Dec 19, 2005
The Downbeat Cafe is a jazz-themed cafe on Alvarado & Sunset in Echo Park. They sell decent coffee, baked goods, and other comestibles at prices that are maybe a little too high, but still within reason. The best time... (more)

a Yahoo! Local User

on Yahoo Sep 15, 2005
The DownBeat Cafe - a cool little Scene: Sunset and Alvarado, a cool little Scene: (more)

Katie Heffernan

on Citysearch Mar 16, 2005
<b>In Short<br></b>This low-key Eastside eatery doubles as an amateur jazz venue, its musical theme extending from Billie Holiday background ballads to violet-and-black walls covered with genre posters.... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 07, 2004
The Downbeat is that place where you can never be disappointed. The owner is apparently a coffee aficionado and buys great beans, and the tea is of the finest quality. The food is delicious and the portions are large.... (more)

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