Restaurants

Top Choice Tex-Mex in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

HomeState

Texan expat Briana Valdez is behind this rustic ode to the Lone Star State. Locals queue patiently for authentic breakfast tacos such as the Trinity, a handmade flour tortilla topped with egg, bacon, potato and ched…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Rarely short of a queue, this Ohio import scoops some of the city's creamiest, most inventive ice cream. Forget plain vanilla. Here, signature flavors include brown butter almond brittle and a riesling poached-pear …
Top Choice Pub Food in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Mess Hall

What was formerly The Brown Derby, a swing dance spot made famous by the film Swingers, is now a handsome, cabin-style hangout with snug booths, TV sports and a comfy, neighborly vibe. The feel-good factor extends t…
Cafe in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Alcove

A Hillhurst breakfast favorite, this sunny cafe spills onto a multilevel, streetside brick patio. It’s housed in a restored 1897 Spanish-style duplex, with a reliable menu of Mexican- and Euro-influenced dishes such…
French in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Figaro Bistrot

A culinary ménage à trois involving a boulangerie, bistro and lounge, Figaro channels fin-de-siècle Paris with its heavy framed mirrors, sidewalk tables and Gallic-inspired fare. Grab a goat-cheese tart to go, or se…
Cafe in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Trails

Hungry hikers gravitate to this adorable walk-up cafe, a few blocks north of Los Feliz Blvd. Almost everything from its tiny timber-cabin kitchen is made from scratch, from the blissful egg-salad sandwich to the qui…
Mexican in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Yuca’s

Location, location, location…is definitely not what lures people to this former shoeshine booth turned parking-lot snack shack. It’s the tacos! And the tortas, burritos, Yucatecan tamales and other Mexican faves tha…
Pizza in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Lucifer's

Channeling an American Gothic vibe, this brooding, pocket-sized pizza joint remains a hit with locals hankering for pie. Personally, we think there are better pizza peddlers in town, but if you do rock up, try the G…