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Valerie Confections

3360 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Jenn Gargee


  • Mon.-Sat.., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
As a part of the lunch counter at Grand Central Market, Valerie Confections offers a modern interpretation of the coffee shop counter experience in the 1900s. Valerie Gordon has structured the prose of her menu based on menus from the mid-20th century. "The idea is to try to mix the history of the market with today," she says. A highlight on the menu: melted cheese on toast. "That's the language that was used in coffee shops in the mid-20th century for a grilled cheese sandwich," Gordon says. "We're serving it open-faced with parsley salad, house-made pickles and black olives." There will be a selection of pastries plus $2 house coffee; they're open for breakfast and lunch. - Clarissa Wei

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