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8. Suburban splendor

Take Tujunga Avenue north from Ventura Boulevard, then pull over between Woodbridge and Moorpark streets. You have just arrived in suburban paradise, although it comes with a fatal footnote. Begin by nibbling, sipping and browsing in the home and patio that have been converted into Aroma Coffee & Tea Co. (a.k.a. Aroma Café) and the neighboring bookshop, Portrait of a Bookstore. Pictured: Aroma Coffee & Tea Co.
Carlos Chavez
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