For those of you who somehow haven't gotten on the in yet, try some Asian bakeries if you're looking for a cheap meal. Parking sucks, you might get pushed over by some old Asian person who wants to cut you in line, but you'll forget all of that once you taste some of their pastries.
I grew up eating birthday cakes from Alex's. Almost like sponge cake, but not quite. Frosting that delicately plays on your taste buds--read not too sweet. And the best part is that they just started making them in single serve portions. OR at least that's how I can justify to myself.
Their pork buns are also very good. I can't remember the price, but you can get them for under a buck.
By the way, be prepared for some pointing if you don't speak. It's hit or miss, but they'll take your money anyways.