I went to this place on a whim one day, and have become a regular ever since. The workers are sweet, everything on the menu is amazing, their coffee is the best I've had in LA, and the place is lovely. Things can be high priced, ($9 salad?) but it's definitely all in the quality. I've heard those dishes are amazing but I just can't afford them. The less pricey items are still great: ""pizza,"" bagels (with tons of cream cheese and tomatoes), brioche (my favorite!). You can definitely have a great cafe experience for less than $10.
Pros: Great quality food, affordable, good service, best coffee around!!
Cons: Some pricey items--better not to go for lunch