by Gabrielle Antonette and Carrie Nusbaum
LAPD, a.k.a. LAID, according to the schrub art... One of the best kept secrets of the greater Echo Park area is (or was, sigh) the cafe at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park. A few weeks ago, we were both not working on a weekday morning, and so it was the perfect time to finally share this gem. We drove all the way there, and what! It was closed until further notice for construction or some such thing. Fingers crossed that they don't re-construct the inside of what was the perfectly outdated cafe, complete with horseshoe bars and old LAPD memorabilia all over the goddamn place. Standard greasy spoon fair, open for breakfast and lunch, and CHEAP. So, so cheap.