For me most “money well spent” moments occur at new places, which present new experiences, ambiences, and food. Lighter fare at a new establishment maximizes your ability to try a new restaurant or cafe while remaining in the realm of affordable dining. Try a new bakery or café; chances are, you can get a pastry and drink for around $5.
That said, my fiancé and I made our way to LA’s Westwood neighborhood to check out a bakery aptly named Clementine. I was smitten with the fresh and hot buttermilk biscuits. I sipped my iced coffee and soaked up the warm morning sun.
(Iced coffee, $3)
(Whole wheat bagel with cream cheese and raspberry jam, $3)
(Two biscuits with honey butter and jam, $4.95)
(Afternoon tea, a favorite pastime at Clementine)