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Lunchtime meetings in the greater Los Angeles area can revolve around a number of things. Some people get together just to hang out and renew friendships. Others meet as part of a weekly or monthly schedule, sharing fun and good food along the way. Still others find lunchtime meetings a great time to conduct business on the go. No matter what your lunchtime plans are in Los Angeles, there are many great lunch meeting spots to sit down for an hour or two and accomplish your goals. Yes, one of those goals is likely to get a good meal too. When looking for some tasty lunchtime venues, be they those offering more traditional burgers and sandwiches or a taste of vegan options around Los Angeles, check out some of these eateries.
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(credit: Alex P./shutterstock)


Bronzed Aussie
714 A S. Los Angeles St., Suite 714-A
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 243-0770
www.bronzedaussie.us

If you want a break from the traditional sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs etc. for lunch, take a trip Down Under at the Bronzed Aussie. This eatery offers a variety of meat pies, some of which are ground beef, pepper steak, lamb, Thai chicken, VEGAN tofu curry and more. Don’t forget to try some of the tasty desserts like ANZAC Biscuit, custard tart, and 3′ sweet pies. In the event this is a work and eat visit, the eatery offers a free wifi connection. Bronzed Aussie opens for business at 11 a.m. seven days a week.

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Hiatus Urban Barbeque
1292 S. LaBrea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 879-9700
www.hiatusbbq.com

For those with a hankering for barbeque, you will enjoy this downtown venue. Open for approximately two years, Hiatus Urban Barbeque offers patrons a nice variety of lunches for dining in or on-the-go. Guests can bite into the likes of a BBQ chicken plate, pulled pork plate, brisket plate, cajun cluck and more. When you need to get some work done while dining or you just want to surf the Internet, HUB has you covered with free wifi. Hiatus Urban Barbeque opens at 11 a.m. six days a week, 11:30 a.m. on Sundays.

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Powerplant Superfood Cafe
5671 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 965-2233
www.powerplantsuperfoodcafe.com

When you need a little energy charge to get you through the remainder of the day, stop on by the Powerplant Superfood Cafe. This eatery offers the likes of “gluten free, organic, plant-based cuisine.” Guests can enjoy such items as soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, entrees and more. PSC also offers breakfast throughout the day, along with smoothies to wet your tastebuds. The business, which offers a free wifi connection, is open from 9 a.m. seven days a week.

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Marie’s Coffee Deli
731 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 622-5283
www.mariescoffeedeli.com

If you are in search of a deli-type atmosphere in the downtown area, look no further. Marie’s Coffee Deli offers lunchtime patrons such choices as sandwiches, bagels, pastries, salads, smoothies and more. For those needing to do a working lunch or just looking to surf the worldwide web, free wifi is available. MCD (closed on Sundays) opens at 6 a.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. on Saturday.

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The Grain Cafe
4222 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 931-4034
graincafeonline.com

Are you in the mood for some natural organic and vegan lunches? If so, The Grain Cafe is the place to head over to. TGC offers sandwiches, vegan pizza, vegan tuna wraps and more. If you want something lighter, perhaps just dessert, there are a number of cakes, brownies and even bread pudding to wet your appetite. The Grain Cafe provides free wifi service, allowing you to get some work done during the lunchtime hour or check the latest ball scores, news, maybe even spending your break doing some online shopping etc. Open 6 a.m. six days a week (7 a.m. on Sundays), this eatery is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of one’s daily life.

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