Coffee And The Morning Kvetch At L.A. Market

The coffee klatch at the Original Los Angeles Farmers Market. Charla Bear/NPR i i

Paul Mazursky (left), Greg Pritikin (center) and Bob Bro like to argue politics, trade insults and ogle women over morning coffee. Charla Bear/NPR hide caption

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The coffee klatch at the Original Los Angeles Farmers Market. Charla Bear/NPR

Paul Mazursky (left), Greg Pritikin (center), Bob Bro and David Freeman (right) like to argue politics, trade insults and ogle women over morning coffee.

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On Morning Edition

A bunch of people meet for breakfast every morning at the Original Los Angeles Farmers Market. Quite a few bunches, actually.

Some shopkeepers meet over coffee, some of the drivers who deliver food meet at another table. And then there's a table at the center where the same group of people, refreshed by an occasional visitor, laugh and kvetch over coffee and the donuts that their doctors say they shouldn't have.

"It's just a bunch of shmoes in the picture business meeting in the morning for coffee," screenwriter — and fellow shmoe — David Freeman says. "You blink and it's 25 years later and people come from all over the world to sit here. I don't know why."

Host Scott Simon pulls up a chair to find out.

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