Sapp Coffee Shop

5183 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
323-665-1035
Sapp Coffee Shop

Elysse P./Yelp Jade Noodles

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  • Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
There are two camps when it comes to Sapp Coffee Shop: those who insist the Thai boat noodles — a funky, spicy-sour soup stocked with chopped herbs, bits of pork skin, meatballs and coagulated cubes of blood — are the greatest item on the menu, and those who double down on the supremacy of the dry jade noodles — bouncy, green-colored strands paired with roasted pork, shredded crab, peanuts, crushed chili and a thimbleful of white sugar. They might both be correct. Of course, what’s universally agreed upon is that this homey diner inside a weathered Hollywood Boulevard strip mall is one of Thai Town’s most resilient gems, a warm and welcoming place to sit for hours sipping condensed milk–sweetened coffee and read the newspaper (many regulars do just that). But whether you deviate from popular opinion and opt for the krapow pork, tossed with basil and a wok-fried egg, or the murky, tripe-heavy soup listed on the menu as “menudo, Thai style” (both excellent), it won’t particularly matter. Sapp has the nourishing feel of a family kitchen, and it’s hard to debate the value of that. —Garrett Snyder

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