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Aroma Coffee & Tea

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4360 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA 91604
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(818) 508-0677
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Best

I love Aroma! I have been going here for years and it has always maintained great quality coffee, espresso, pastries, and food. The staff is always friendly and their service is g...

Worst

It's true - service without a smile. When there are so many choices in town, I've finally realized it's just irresponsible to go to Aroma and spend so much while getting poor cou...

More then just coffe and tea 10/9/2010

I thought I had been here before, but when I got there I realized I had not.. Went on a Saturday night, the line was out the door and was kinda turned off by that, cause it also looked like all the tables were full but then was informed they have tables in the back (most of the seating is outdoor), so seating would not be a problem. They have so much more then coffee and tea, a great menu full of salads, sandwiches, breakfast and much more. There were so many options I had a tough time choosing. I opted for the veggie wrap, a veggie patty with more veggies in a wrap that is pressed, pretty tasty, my friend got the turkey burger, she was pleased with it. Everyone around us seemed to be there for some deserts as we saw them with plates of cakes and cookies. I would go again, would like to check them out for breakfast. more

When in doubt 10/3/2010

When in doubt, I always go to Aroma. It's the best for group settings, and the outdoor atmosphere is awesome. My only complaint, especially when the line is long, is that the baristas are a bit snobby. Not all of them, just some. Otherwise, their massive cake slices are the thing to look forward to! more

Best coffee in the valley 8/23/2010

I love Aroma! I have been going here for years and it has always maintained great quality coffee, espresso, pastries, and food. The staff is always friendly and their service is great. Quaint, eclectic decor creates a great atmosphere for conversation or reading and studying. more

Consistanntly Good 1/15/2010

Kika Davis Provided by Partner
It's hard to go to a restaurant with an extensive menu and have it ALL be delicious. But from a salmon breakfast plate, to a turkey and hummus melt, to a steak salad... anything and everything I have had at this quaint cafe has been spot on. I highly suggest visiting for any meal of the day. more

Best Restaurant Ever! 4/18/2009

disneymonkey Provided by Partner
This is the greatest place. I haven't had one bad thing here. Everything is excellent. It's all very fresh, vegetarian friendly, and it has the best bakery items. The coffe and tea are great too. I couldn't recommend a place more. Pros: Great outside area Cons: None more

Neighborhood friendly 10/26/2008

KatieOC Provided by Partner
Love Aroma...mostly there for breakfast and occasionally lunch (but the desserts are excellent, too...love it when the pumpkin cheesecake comes back in the fall.) Owner Mark Gunsky has created a sense of community there. Staff greets customers by name and remember the regular beverage orders. Homey setting, great food and a friendly place to meet other people. more

Best Cafe in Los Angeles (not just the valley) 7/14/2008

hypemike33 Provided by Partner
This place has the best cafe food and by far the coolest atmosphere for breakfast. Great for lunch and late night coffee, too. Plus, you can bring dogs..what more can you ask for? The breakfasts are huge and pretty cheap for what you get. Salads are excellent and sandwiches are great, too. Umm did I mention that they have about 50 dessert items and ALL of them are out of this world? Usually places with a big dessert display don't have the best stuff but this dessert display is the 8th wonder of the world! I really hope the owner isn't as rude as this guy below says, but hey, if people take up the parking that's the city's fault, not the owner. Do you really want this guy to close his business because customers happen to park by your house? Petition for the street to be permit only then. Pros: food, eat outside with lush vegetation, bring your dog! Cons: waiting in the 200 foot line, high temps in summer more

Welcome to OUR Neighborhood...we love meeting new people! 11/23/2007

roseart Provided by Partner
Dear Fussy Bottoms, I have come to find that in the customer service business, the disgruntled people are the type of people that are intending to be offended from the time they get up until they fall back to sleep. Aroma is a neighborhood spot. If you want to come and visit from YOUR neighborhood, let me let you in on a few tips. IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS BUSY...Why? Because its a brilliant concept. Be prepared to take your time.....THIS IS NOT STARBUCKS>>NEVER WILL BE. Please do not compare Aroma to Starbucks on any level, the counter kids smile plenty but are PEOPLE, treat them as you would like to be treated. The line you see wrapping out the door is intended for those ordering meals plus...If you would like only to purchase a drink or a quick cookie that you know is there and do not wish to gander at the case, then slip in through the side door by the book store and your time in line is shorter, however there is a beautiful randomness that you get to experience. You order your food and or beverage at the counter before finding a seat, wait with patience to recieve your drinks and goodies...YOU are experiencing a CAFE....There are generally 3 to 5 people behind the counter to assist.(you could not possibly fit anymore!)...As stated in a few reviews...the counter kids are "hipsters" what that is to mean I suppose is that they are HIP......so, now that we know this...please don't be jealous.....they like to look at how beautiful and hip you are too! Look, you get to watch your experience being made...hear incredible cutting edge, trendy, or classic music while people watching......Aroma is definately a loud and bustling place...SO Full of books to be written!! Please, MOMS..if you have been to Disneyland you understand you leave your stroller outside the ride...The Lobby is very small and very full of people, be considerate of others and leave your baby carriage outside, Aroma loves children, bring yours in to enjoy the scene. Last, find your spot and enjoy. PLL Pros: PARK and take a walk....walking is good for you. more

Great breakfast!! 10/8/2007

brian_kastel Provided by Partner
Friendly staff and casual surroundings make this place a winner for breakfast! I have not had a chance to try them for lunch but everything I have tried off the breakfast menu has been out of this world!! Pros: great prices and excellent food! Cons: none more

Great place to meet with friends 10/3/2007

kthrynileen Provided by Partner
I completely disagree with the last reviewer -- I've always had excellent, friendly service and the coffee was pretty good. Can't speak for the food as I've never eaten there... This is a great place to meet up with friends and hang out. As for the neighbor-complaint in a prior review, I wonder what your review of Vitello's and their clientele might be... Pros: homey, coffee-house feel more

Terrible counter service 9/22/2007

leilamh Provided by Partner
It's true - service without a smile. When there are so many choices in town, I've finally realized it's just irresponsible to go to Aroma and spend so much while getting poor counter service. It's also true that most Starbucks employees are delightful by comparison to the sullen and/or phony hipsters working at Aroma. If the coffee were consistently good, I'd have something good to say, but both the food and drink are inconsistent. Not recommended! Urth in LA is a drive but the service is far better there. Pros: n/a Cons: Rude service; inconsistent yet expensive food & drink more

Aroma Tea & Coffee in Studio City KAOS & RUDENESS! 8/2/2007

deefras Provided by Partner
I took my daughter to Aroma for a late lunch (3:30pm on a Friday). We decided to split the Lobster Salad and asked for two plates with our order. Someone at another table said dishes were sitting on the table for more than 1/2 hr. As we waited for our food a woman served us a the meal in one dish with no extra plate then quickly rushed back to take it away to another table. When she returned she served us Lobster Salad in two dishes. We were 1/3 through our salads when she returned saying "wrong" and proceeded to reach for my bowl to take it back. I placed my hand in front of her?s and said, "no, come with me". I led her to the counter and asked for the manager. A woman working behind the counter claiming the title listened and said, "Oh, she just got it mixed up". I said, "ok, that's fine but it was very embarrassing for me, but thank you". I returned to my table. As I was eating my salad again, I was interrupted by the "manager" who announced very loudly, "You order only one salad and you got two and you only paid for one". Again, feeling humiliated I said, " Do you expect me to pay for another one?" She said, " Arrg!", or something insinuating that I had irritated her and left out the door exclaiming how appalled she was at me. I have been a loyal customer for years. I'd like to say "Never again, I will never go back to that kind of treatment again", but I .. I like the deserts. So, I might cave. Pros: I'VE BEEN MEETING FRIENDS THERE FOR YEARS... COMFY Cons: WATCH OUT FOR THE BAD ATTITUDE MANAGER IF YOU SHOULD HAVE A COMPLAINT -- SHE YELLS more

Rudest Service In LA 7/23/2007

i8there Provided by Partner
A friend and I went there to study while we ate our breakfast but were forced to leave because the owner wanted to make more room for other customers. Apparently it didn't matter that we were still paying customers considering that we were still drinking the coffee we had just bought! This place is solely focused on making money and cares nothing for its customers. There are plenty other cafes in the area that treat people with respect, so why pay for their overpriced food? Even Starbucks beats this place out. Cons: Rude Service more

Love it! 3/27/2007

arb523 Provided by Partner
I love this place! They have a huge, beautiful patio where I can hang out with my dogs and eat some delicious food. Their Cobb salad is probably the best I've ever had - and the other salads I've tried were great as well. Sandwiches are huge and tasty, and desserts are to die for. You have to wait in line to order at the counter, and lines can be extremely long at times. But the food is definitely worth it. Big thumbs up. Pros: Huge dog-friendly patio, salads Cons: Lines can be very long more

Good coffee, great brunch 3/8/2007

plumem Provided by Partner
Charming little cafe that you'd almost miss if you were meeting someone there if it weren't for the regular line out the door. Waiting in line is worth it. A lot of signature dishes on the menu makes for a hard decision, but if you go for the scrambled eggs on top of puffed spinach pastry and tomatoes, you won't be sorry. Its the best hot pocket ever made. Fruit salad that accompanies is not just the usual melon and pineapple mush, it was delicious and fresh. French toast is also delectable, with a choice of either croissant or brioche, but get there early so they don't run out of croissants. Good coffee, and great funky little space. Great Valley places are hard to find. Love it and will go back many times. Pros: Delicious food, ndoor/outdoor seating, valley location Cons: Long lines, distracted servers more

Great Looks RUDE Staff 3/6/2007

Citysearch User Provided by Partner
I first started going to Aroma in the 90's and it was a great place with a wonderful staff and good coffee. Now they have a bunch of obnoxio... more

My favorite place in LA 1/11/2007

nycgrlnewtola Provided by Partner
I just moved to LA and my cousin took me here my first weekend. It's become my weekly ritual to go have a giant vanilla latte and tuna melt. The staff is awesome, and I love to sit outside in the courtyard. The bookshop is super cool too. I just love it. It reminds me of all the places I love in New York and miss a lot! I plan on taking my boyfriend there for lots of romantic brunches.... Pros: food, service, outdoor courtyard Cons: parking can be difficult more

amazing 1/2/2007

bobolicious Provided by Partner
if it weren't for the parking (though they do have valet) this place would be heaven on earth. the food is delicious, the lattes good, and the desserts divine. i went for the first time a few days ago and felt like i was back home instead of l.a. the place was pretty busy, and there was a short line to order and get the number for the food but that was fine with me. gave me more time to look over their great menu and to stare at some of the cuties behind the counter. the guy who took my order was plenty nice to look at but was unfortunately more interested in telling the gorgeous young blonde waiting for her drink that he'd call her once he got off work, so i guess no luck for me, but that's alright... all the guys there are pretty good looking (this is l.a. after all). i met up with some friends and sat outside and it was perfect. they had heat lamps to keep us warm and though the food did take a little longer than i would have liked, they were busy and it was well worth the wait. and the desserts! well... what can i say? this boy has a feeling he will be heading to aroma and eating way to much cake in the near future. Pros: desserts, food, atmosphere, people watching Cons: parking parking parking more

My favorite Sunday breakfast spot. 11/20/2006

mikejls Provided by Partner
I love Aroma. My girlfriend and I go there for Sunday brunch as many times as we can. Our favorite is the omelet. They will put anything like you like and you can be very healthy or whatever you like it. The coffee is the best. Save room for the chocolate lava cake!! more

Very affordable 11/18/2006

blrnyc Provided by Partner
This place is great. The outside garden areas are quaint and although I've never been at night I bet its romantic. I love the salads as they are huge and only like 9 bucks. Coffee and pastries in the morning are also delicious. more
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