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The Original Pantry Cafe

877 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
The Original Pantry Cafe +

Orly Olivier


  • Open 24/7
  • $$
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Catering, Private Party, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Open 24 Hours
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The Pantry has been an institution downtown, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since 1924. You can always stop at the old, relaxed cafe for pancakes and bacon with coffee. The menu is American comfort food: roast beef dinner, tuna salad, coleslaw, country-fried steak, ice cream, pie and more.

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