5 Los Angeles County restaurants that didn't survive the Pandemic

Eugene Adams

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The Covid-19 Pandemic was terrible for business. Sadly most of them aren't coming back.

The Pandemic hit the restaurant industry especially hard. Los Angeles lost tons of great restaurants. 

Here are five that didn't survive. 

Caffe Vita

Caffee Vita is a Seattle chain, but it had one L.A. location until Covid hit. Caffe Vita was already struggling due to rent increases, but the Pandemic was the straw that broke the camel's back. 

The owners hope to open a new Los Angeles location at some point. Until then, you will have to visit their cafes in Seattle, New York, or Portland. 

The Pikey

The Pikey had a great eight-year run in Hollywood. It was known as much for its live music as the drinks it served. 

Even though it didn't survive Covid, the memories of live music and great times will last forever. 

The Pikey attempted to do one last good thing on its way out of business. They started a GoFundMe to raise money for their employees that lost their jobs. Sadly the campaign only raised $2,240 out of the $47,000 goal.

Plum Tree Inn

Plum Tree Inn served delicious Chinese food for 40 years. Sadly this Chinatown staple has permanently shut its doors. 

Thankfully, Chinatown still has plenty of other tasty options

Cafe 86

There was a point in time when good Filipino food was hard to find. Thankfully, that has been slowly changing

Sadly, Cafe 86 will no longer be part of the growing Filipino food movement. They do have several other locations in California and Las Vegas, though if you want to give it a try. 

Sunny Spot

Sunny Spot was a great brunch spot for many years. Their outside sunny patio fit the Venice Beach vibe perfectly. 

L.A. residents will have to get their brunch elsewhere though since Sunny Spot closed its doors early in the Pandemic. 

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