The Scene: This chic coffee haven is a favorite among celebrities and locals alike for its cool black-and-white décor, Instagram-worthy brew, and prime Melrose Place location.
Try: The luxurious $10 iced latte is a must. It’s made with Stumptown Coffee Roasters espresso and a splash of Pressed Juicery almond milk in chocolate or vanilla. Couple that with a fresh Farmshop pastry like the Nutella hazelnut Danish for an A-plus a.m. snack. 8428 Melrose Pl., Los Angeles, 323-944-0811
The Scene: The Ivy remains a go-to lunch spot for Angelenos thanks to its charming, flowery décor, beautiful patio, and delicious food. The paparazzi magnet draws in tons of celebrities, too, so you never know who you’ll spot at the next table.
Try: Don’t miss the fresh crab cakes and shrimp tacos. 113 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-274-8303
The Scene: Check out The London West Hollywood’s freshly-redesigned rooftop after work to enjoy alfresco pre-dinner drinks and appetizers while taking in awe-inspiring views of LA.
Try: Cool down on summer evenings with grilled stone fruits with ricotta salata and avocado toast tartine, and toast the end of the work day with a pina colada or a mango margarita. 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-854-1111
The Scene: Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to watch the sunset over Manhattan Beach. Then make the short walk to Love + Salt for dinner, where the fare is all “Italian-inspired with California soul.”
Try: Start with the signature housemade English muffins before devouring the mortadella “hot dog,” duck egg pizza, and the shareable roasted 32-ounce rib-eye. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310-545-5252
The Scene: Nightlife impresarios Jonnie and Mark Houston of Houston Hospitality have taken comfort fare to a new level with Butchers & Barbers, a classic American bistro with a retro-chic ambiance that lures night owls.
Try: The late-night menu stars midnight snacks like popcorn with roasted garlic and rosemary, as well as heartier options like a short rib pastrami sandwich with gruyere and arugula on a baguette. 6531 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323-461-1464