Aroma Cafe

2530 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-836-2919

Details

  • Daily 11am-10pm
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Pljeskavica is a thin, Balkan hamburger, as big and round as a phonograph record, flavored with salt and onions and peppers and briefly cooked over a hot charcoal fire, a chewy meat patty that still has all its juice. In Los Angeles, pljeskavica is served more or less exclusively at this Westside coffeehouse that offers probably the only Bosnian cooking in town. Tucked into its sturdy, focaccia-style bun, a steroidal construction that bears the same relationship to a supermarket roll that Barry Bonds' right arm does to the musculature of a ballerina, Aroma's pljeskavica is as daunting in its appearance as it is difficult to pronounce. The feta cheese roasted with herbs in tinfoil is goopy, salty, grand, like a great grilled cheese sandwich without the bread.

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