Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Sqirl

Despite its somewhat-obscure location, this tiny, subway-tiled cafe is forever pumping thanks to its top-notch, out-of-the-box breakfast and lunch offerings. Join the queue to order made-from-scratch wonders such as…
Cafe in Santa Monica

Huckleberry

Part of the epicurean family from the couple behind Rustic Canyon, Milo & Olive and Cassia, Huckleberry's Zoe Nathan devises some of the most exquisite pastries in the city: salted caramel bars, crostatas bursti…
Bakery in Highland Park & Eagle Rock

Mr Holmes Bakehouse

The (neon) writing is on the (brick) wall: I Got Baked in Los Angeles. Mr Holmes promises highs of the sugary type at this airy, buzz-inducing bakery. Scan the designer counter for just-made matcha and chocolate cro…
Cafe in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Joan’s on Third

One of the first market cafes in the LA area, Joan’s on Third is still one of the best. The coffee and pastries are absurdly good, and the deli churns out tasty gourmet sandwiches and salads. Hence all the happy peo…
Bakery in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

85°C Bakery & Cafe

If Pasadena is the San Gabriel Valley's East-meets-West melting pot, then this outpost of a Taiwanese bakery chain may be the oven that heats it. It churns out western-style brioche, breads and filled buns, plus doz…
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…
Cafe in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Canyon Bistro

Tucked away in the Pine Tree Circle complex, it make a gorgeous warm goat-cheese salad (the cheese is breaded with panko and baked), a popular yellowfin tartare, crab cakes and a seared-tuna sandwich topped with two…
Cafe in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Little Flower

An adorable, locally loved cafe set just a mile over the Colorado Bridge from Old Pasadena. There's a diverse menu, from the Goddess Salad, to banh mi sandwiches with chicken, roast beef or tempeh, and bowls stuffed…
Cafe in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Cafe Dulce

Among the best diversions in the Japanese Village Plaza is this terrific donut-shop-turned-cafe serving blueberry mocha and green-tea roti (Malaysian sweet buns stuffed with cream), spirulina churros, chewy tapioca …
Cafe in Hollywood

Square One

In the shadow of the looming Scientology campus is this homely breakfast and lunch spot, complete with quirky egg-carton ceiling. Indeed, eggs feature prominently on the all-day-breakfast menu, from braised mustard …