Comfort food can serve many purposes for the starving student. If you’re studying for a test, a familiar meal can provide you energy, or if you just received a less than stellar grade, turn to comfort food! Next time you have a hankering for comfort, fill it at your local Corner Bakery. With locations near USC and UCLA, Corner Bakery has everything you can think of in the form of homemade chili and soups, pastas, salads and hearty sandwiches.  

Corner Bakery started off as a small bread factory in 1991, but has evolved into a multi location café that shows no signs of stopping. Their main goal is to provide a community feel when you stop in to eat, be it whether you’re with your friends or you just need a little break on your own. Their main focus is that you can relax and eat anytime of day, without breaking the bank. In fact, most of the sandwiches and pastas are less than $10, and they’re pretty big so you can take some for later.

The sandwich ingredients form multi-layers of flavors that may feel a bit decadent, but that’s the point. Combinations of smoked turkey meet applewood smoked bacon with mayo to make an Uptown Turkey on Harvest Toast, and roast red peppers, tangy jicama slaw and sharp white cheddar cheese make a fine blend with spicy chipotle mayo for a Poblano Fresco sandwich (You won’t miss the meat.). Should you feel like soup, I recommend Big Al’s Chili or the non-dairy Chicken Tortilla Soup. Better yet, pair your soup with a grilled Panini, like the juicy Green Chile & Chicken or Corned Beef Rueben on Caraway Rye with wonderful Thousand Island dressing.

I can’t speak of comfort food without mentioning dessert ,and there’s plenty to go around at Corner Bakery. Try a chocolate Baby Bundt Cake, vanilla buttercream filled Whoopee Pie or a yummy Cream Cheese Brownie.  

Corner Bakery Café is located at 1019 S. Westwood Blvd., 100 N. La Cienega and 801 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles. For more information, visit