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Caffe Primo

(23 Reviews)

8590 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 289-8895

Today: 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tomorrow: 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Central LA, West Hollywood, Central La

Primo Gelato Inc

Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Dessert Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Family Style, Coffee House, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, Dessert, European, Ice Cream, Continental

Price Range : Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Mold on Cupcakes!

Just bought 10 of their cupcakes; 5 chocolate cupcakes were fine, 5 red velvet cupcakes all had green mold at the bottom.




Provided by Citysearch - 
Horrible Service!

Poor Customer Service & Even WorseTake Out

I live in the Hills right above Sunset Plaza and have tried several times to order a healthy breakfast to go. They have had numerous mistakes even putting strawberries in egg whites and numerous other disastrus things when I ordered to go. They do not have good customer service and I am done with this place. Save your time and $!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
tastey selections & nice environment

Grilled Chicken pesto panini and a cold strawberry lemonade! order this and you can thank me later :) panini is a good portion and comes with a salad too. Tastey, good amount, decent price for food you get i guess..



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great patio. Good paninis. Free wifi.

Great patio. Good paninis. Free wifi.

Erin W Davis


Provided by Citysearch - 
A Prime Spot for Caffe Primo

The patio of this coffeehouse/restaurant is always packed regardless of the time of the day. Ironically located on the fast-paced Sunset strip, at Primo they actually encourage you to take your time while eating and drinking at a leisurely pace. This place draws in everyone from big name celebrities to wannabe Hollywood power players douchely typing away on their computers. In addition to coffee, they also serve gelatos, paninis, salads, and other Italian inspired foods.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad bad bad service...bad.

Just try to call Primo to place a to-go order...they don't answer their phone. Everything takes WAY too long to prepare and isn't really worth the wait. I'm hating on Primo - it's still ringing and I've had time to sign up for City Search to leave this review and they still haven't answered.

C Tha Wizzard


Provided by Citysearch - 
/if you're starving and got money to burn...

So maybe you do accept and therefore expect to overpay for everything on Sunset Strip, but for as much as that should be true, it's no excuse for the flavor-free pre-turd fodder disguised as fancy food at Caffe Primo.

Oh sure, the menu items sound nice enough but don't be fooled -- it's a crime for any restaurant to charge these prices and be yet bested by Subway for half the loot.

Save your money, time and taste buds -- Caffe Primo is good to pass.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great coffee.. & overpriced food

Excellent coffee... but overpriced everything. SNOBBY SERVICE. Very SCENEY crowd..... people who want to see & be seen... They'll milk their one cup of coffee for hours at a table.. & hide behind their Macs.. just to get a view of a local celeb... So Wannabe!!
Good food... good desserts.. great coffee.. but so overpriced & they never thank for gratuity.



Provided by Citysearch - 
AMAZING chocolate chip cookies

This cafe with an open-air dining room and charming patio right along Sunset Blvd possibly has the best chocolate chip cookies I?ve ever had: huge in size, tantalizingly moist and loaded with chocolately goodness. They cost around $2.50, but the taste makes them totally worth the splurge. I?m really eager to find the time to actually sit down and sample the crepes, salads, sandwiches or gelato there. See if the rest of the food is on par with those fantastic cookies!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awful Service. Dirty Coffee Cup.

I ordered a cup of coffee and noticed there's a giant lip mark on my coffee cup. I requested for a new cup, and the server's attitude totally turned me off! He didn't apologize for this gross coffee cup, nor said anything while giving me the ""clean"" cup. He just seemed impatient and very unfriendly. I'll never go there again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Delicious salads!

I had heard nothing but great things about this cafe, and I understand why after lunching here for the first time today! Their salads are fabulous (I got the Spinach Cranberry), and their desserts looked lovely (had some of the fruit and lemon tarts). Great atmosphere, it's soo nice to sit outside on a hot day like today. Their prices were mid-range ($12-$15 I would say), but worth it for a nice lunch. Definitely give it a try. :)



Provided by Citysearch - 
Lives up to the hype!

I work about two blocks away from Caffe Primo, and always wanted to check it out but after reading mixed reviews about how it was over-rated and too expensive for what it's worth, I held off for a while...until today. I was determined to go there for lunch and if anything try their yogurt gelato, which I heard is better than Pinkberry (it's soooo true). Parking would be kind of difficult but fortunately I didn't have a problem because I snagged a space right across the street. I ordered a turkey-havarti panini to go and got a gelato along with it. When I was trying to decide what flavor to get, they even told me I could mix it up and get two flavors! I had the original yogurt and yogurt with berries, and they were absolutely heavenly. I was really sad when I finished it. I moved onto the panini, and it's definitely one of the best sandwiches I've had. I especially love the cranberries--it gives the sandwich a twist and really adds to it in a good way. It comes with a salad, and I usually hate salad, but their mixed greens salad was so good and not overly drenched with dressing as most salads are, so I was actually able to eat all of it. Spectular meal, and although I can see why many would complain that it's pricey, I say you only live once and this cute little cafe is definitely not to be overlooked :)



Provided by Citysearch - 
A touch of Europe on Sunset Plaza Drive

On a recent visit to Cafe Primo recently I was looking across the street and realized that this charming strip around Sunset Plaza Drive reminds me a little bit of the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas... that faux European look of little houses with greek columns. This is the perfect setting for what feels like a trendy italian cafe and sandwich place. Cafe Primo is situated at the east end of that section, but it is getting a new neighbor in H&M which is opening soon, and it has another important neighbor - Equinox Gym of West Hollywood, which means the crowd is also very interesting. It has great indoor and outdoor seatings, and even the inside is all open and feel very airy. Modern dark wood furniture is the setting for healthy paninis, soups, and salads, and some hot dishes too, and a full italian espresso bar. You can pick something up or lounge around for hours I see quite a few people there lingering around on their iMacs. My office is nearby so we often pick up sandwiches for lunch - the tuna arichoke is a great sandwich, as is the tortilla soup but it will destroy your arteries it is too rich. Everythying else feels fairly healthy in that Italian kind of way... yes there is bread but the ingredients are wholesome so you don't feel very guilty. A really nice place to chill out by yourself or with a friend.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Delicious and relaxing

Cafe Primo makes the best turkey sandwich I've ever tasted. The cranberry spread is out of this world. The ice cream is great too. The place is small but service is quick and they never rush you to empty the tables. This is a coffee shop that does it right. Plus, the Sunset Strip location is awesome.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The third star is entirely for the icecream

If it was not for the icecream taste the food is not to bother. The crepes are too thin and uncooked inside, you eat mostly the dow, the choice of ingredients is set , that is you have to choose the set that is posted, you cannot select ingredients, the omelettes come with veggies and potatoes but when I asked for some bread it was like I asked for ...............something like coming from the moon ! I got the bread but because of it they omited the veggies and potatoes ! To communicate with the cooking staff you are better with Spanish. The ice cream feels great and very tasty especially on a hot day; except that the container cups are so small that if you take 3 scoops it all falls out all over. So if you are an avid ice cream eater you better take 2 cups and not fill them so much.....that is if the ..regulations allow ! It has a nice patio and the decor is wonderful, the seats are with taste and very convenient to get there. The prices reasonable and I hope they improve on the food especially the crepes.



Provided by Citysearch - 

The parking is a nightmare and the 'celebrity' watching is laughable. You want celebrities? Try Robertson Blvd., not Sunset Plaza.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great place for lunch and people watching

This is a great spot to watch all the fabulous people on walking down Sunset while grabbing one of Primo's great salads or paninis. I highly recommend the mixed greens and berry salad, as well as the tuna salad - Yum!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Delicious Lunch!

I go to Primo nearly once a week and love it. The salads, pizza and sandwiches are all delicious. It's a cool ambiance with plenty of outdoor seating or comfy sofas if you prefer to kick back inside. If you are lucky (or not) you might even have a celeb breathing down your neck behind you in line...



Provided by Citysearch - 
great paninis

I pass by this bistro every week when I go to work, and I always see people outside as I hear Euro-techno music bumping from the patio. The atmosphere gives off a really cool, leisurely vibe. The one time I ate there, I ordered the fig and goat cheese panini, which was really delicious... they also serve coffee drinks and Italian gelato here too!



Provided by Citysearch - 
my favorite neighborhood cafe

More than just great coffee, Caffe Primo has an extensive menu ffor breakfast, lunch & dinner, much like Le Pain Quotidient. Living in Laurel Canyon, I love this new ""neighborhood coffee shop"" perfect for weekend brunch or quick breakfast on the way to work! With their extended hours (7am-11pm M-Th, 7am-Midnight Fri, 8am-Midnight Sat, 8am - 11pm Sun) this is the perfect place for a quick, fresh, well-thought-out, healthier alternative to everything from breakfast to late-night munchies!