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Jin is that wonderfully grating paradox that Los Angeles uniquely engenders. A place by every right The Monster vehemently dislikes (calling you out Whole Foods in Venice, the lack of anything comparable to the Ferry Building and that we have no Autumn) but finds despite higher than necessary tariffs, snootier than comfortable service and disappointing (at times) food and tea – a return is soon in the works nonetheless.

A converted house on Abbot Kinney turned patisserie, Jin boasts a small, cramped inside nook housing the day’s cakes, chocolates and macarons one can examine behind the glass and a more roomy, partially shaded outdoor area from which one can enjoy their purchases. Outside is teeming with insufferable hipsters engaged in ridiculous conversation and invariably one twenty-something reading a book whose pages never get flipped for an entire hour.

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