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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

I was staying in a nearby hotel and excited to try a local place versus the usual chains for breakfast and I was sorely disappointed. First the positive were the staff and the owner who are very nice and friendly, however that could not make...up for the most disgusting iced latte I’ve ever tasted in my life, and I am 65 years old and had quite a few. I had them check the date on the milk and they did not show it to me but shrugged and said they thought it was Ok and then they showed me the Italian roast espresso they used. Perhaps it was that particular type of espresso? Or bad milk? I will never know but I cannot describe how awful just two sips of this drink were. The buckwheat pancakes with fruit were fine, quite tasty in fact. However the blueberries were awful and tasted not just sour but nasty and chemically. Strawberries and banana good. Last complaint was the syrup they offered which was was called Smuckers breakfast syrup and does not contain any sort of molasses or maple and unfortunately tasted really bad to me. Sad to write this bad review because they were clearly trying their best with Covid restrictions and I appreciate small businesses but I will never return there for coffee.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 14 July 2021

We love Cafe Buna's breakfast items. They have a great menu with options for everyone to bacon lovers to vegans. It is all super tasty. Parking can be a bear, but you will find a space. The servers are very nice. We love their pancakes...and their bacon is really good, nice and crispy like it should be. Their French toast is ever so tasty. We also love their hash browns. There is nice seating there, inside and out and just a short walk to the beach. My one complaint is I am really tired of having my delivery orders missing items. This is not okay, and no I am not going to drive over so you can fix it. Check the order. This is not hard. But their food is just yum so have fun.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

The food was creative and delicious. We all got something we wanted from light fare (mine) to hearty fare. The drink selection was also good.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2020 via mobile

Staff were pleasant. My breakfast burrito was mediocre. Probably too much chunky potato that left it kinda bland.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

I go down to several times a year on business and stay on the west side, Venice and Marina Del Rey. Several years ago a friend told me about Café Buna on Washington Boulevard and I have gone there several times This week when I...went down to LA, I looked for Cafe Buna one morning and couldn’t find it. Checking TripAdvisor I found that it had moved down the street. I found it just as good as ever and maybe better.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

Stopped in for breakfast at this small storefront cafe and it was absolutely delicious. Huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos and avocado toast all delicious. Would definitely go again!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 12 November 2019 via mobile

Good enough food but that menu is way too jam packed for my taste. I appreciate the choices for vegans/vegetarians but you have to get through a lot to make a choice. I got some soyrizo dish which was yummy but the tofu overpowered it....My partner got eggs and sausage but could barely eat it because of all the grease on it. All in all, this place may be a little too busy, chaotic and pricey for what you're actually getting.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

I wouldn’t recomendable this place unless you really live one of the hundred dishes they offer. We weren’t sure on what to order and ended up paying loads as they did not advised on set menus. I would not go back.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

The services was great, fast and the food was awesome. The waitress was super sweet , I asked for tea and she recommend an awesome one. I’m sorry I forgotten her name.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Stopped one day for lunch and had no knowledge of the food or ambiance. Smallish and delicious food. Go try the BLT WITH AVOCADO.or great hamburger as my friend did. You won’t be disappointed

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

A nice location with kind personnel. Lots of choices on the menu and food is good and well prepared. We had the famous 2.2.2, once with waffles and once with French toast. Good indeed! Maybe the service is a bit slow, at least for my...standards, but when you're on vacation it's ok to take it easy.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

Expected more of this after reading reviews. Went there for late breakfast with family. Food was not bad but had better during our trip (visiting from the Netherlands travelling fro San Fransisco to LA and then to the National Parks). Service was OK but a...bit slow and took a whole before we all had what we ordered. Looking at that I found prices quite high. Interior was VERY noisy, almost impossible to have a normal conversation. They appear to have moved BTWMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

Had a nice brunch here. Slow but good. Have moved to a new location so check to make sure it’s the right spot. The TA map still shows the old location. The turmeric latte was similar to a chai tea. The soyrizo dish was good...and filling.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019

I have been here a few times hoping that the next time the service gets better.... but it doesn’t. It’s very slow and frustrating and I end up being short with the waitstaff which is not what I want. The food is good when it...eventually arrives. Sad to say won’t be returning here again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

Pretty nice breakfast and lunch. Extensive menu. Good portions. But seems slightly on the pricey end.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Cafe Buna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4