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New Ultra Tiny Spot Offers Food, Coffee, and Local Goods in Silver Lake

March 15, 2018 by Juliet Bennett Rylah

Scout Photo: Jakob Layman

Silver Lake’s new cafe Scout is both a breakfast/lunch spot and a one-stop shop for creating a Los Angeles care package. You can find Scout in the space formerly occupied by Clover Juice, nestled in between sibling restaurants Kettle Black and Sawyer. The tiny shop—it’s only 24o square feet—still sells the cold-pressed juice brand, along with other familiar bottled beverages, including Better Booch and Matcha Bar.

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That same local emphasis persists throughout the rest of Scout’s shop component. There’s pasta sauce from Kettle Black, jam from Sqirl, cookbooks from L.A. restaurants like Mozza and Gjelina, breads from Friends and Family, and a curated selection of vinyl via Dangerbird Records. These items co-exist with other general store staples, including chips, soda, cheese, and charcuterie. You can also pick up local and California wine and beer, the latter of which can be mix-and-matched into a six pack.

Of course, Scout is also a cafe. They serve smoothies, tea, and coffee and espresso courtesy of Portland’s Heart Roasters. They’ve got bright, fresh salads, bowls and sandwiches, as well as breakfast burritos and toasts.

Scout’s spicy chicken sandwich. Photo: Juliet Bennett Rylah

The spicy fried chicken sandwich with pickles is a solid choice, and so is the turkey sandwich with lemon thyme aioli, sprouts, and cheddar. For something lighter, they offer a refreshing take on a Cobb salad with soppressata, provolone and a tangy oregano vinaigrette. Prices hover between $9 and $14.

Though the narrow shop itself has no seating, there are a few tables and chairs set up on the sidewalk. Or, customers can use the free wi-fi and hang out inside Sawyer before Sawyer officially opens at 4 p.m. Scout is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Scout is located at 3707 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

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