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Café Dulcé, as its name suggests, is a charming bakery and coffee shop in Little Tokyo, with charming interiors and patio seating. It is popular for its green tea donut and spirulina churro. Guests can enjoy a selection of cakes with beautiful decorations, sandwiches, brick toast, roti buns and home-made baguettes. Its donuts are available in a variety of flavors like fruits, bacon, custard and cream. It also boasts of a selection of milk tea and iced coffee infused with Hong Kong or Vietnamese flavors. A favorite with kids and adults alike, this is a great place for a cup of coffee and delicious confectioneries without paying a bombshell.
The Pie Hole is a great place to drop in for breakfast, where guests can savor a selection of delicious pies complemented by gourmet coffee brewed from locally-sourced, organic coffee beans. The breakfast menu includes dishes such as strawberry lavender pocket pie, seasonal quiches, zucchini muffin and bacon scones. The pies are available in varieties like mac and cheese hand pie, coconut raspberry cream, maple custard, Mexican chocolate, Earl Grey tea, chocolate crostata and many more. Do not miss the delicious seasonal fruit mini crumbles.
Bottega Louie brings European panache to the streets of LA with a delicious contemporary Italian menu. Opt for the Farmers Market Breakfast at their weekend brunch, a platter of poached eggs, vegetables and parmesan, or relish small plates of raspberry beignets or portobello fries. Complement your meal with something from their extensive beverage list; flavored soda, beer, juices, lattes or heady cocktails to name a few. The sprawling high-beamed space is decorated with crisp white walls and marble counter tops for a classy, East Coast feel, and exudes an understated elegance. Head to the deli for food to go, as well as inspiration to experiment in your own kitchen.
A long-time favorite and a historical landmark of Los Feliz, which has stayed largely unchanged since the 60’s, The House of Pies is a must-see for any Los Angeles history buff and pie enthusiast. A vintage rotating glass display greets one at the door, proffering a well-rounded selection of tantalizing pies. A tatty antiquated interior, complete with chrome and naive wall hangings, easily spurs on nostalgia. The main fare is straightforward, no-nonsense diner food. Portions are hefty and guilt-inspiring, as well as the pies. Giving the restaurant its legendary name, these classic creations are never in short supply and touted by many as irresistible. Cherry and key lime pies top the charts. Arguably, such pies comprise a much better reason for a visit than the rest of the cuisine.
For those looking for the quintessential French pastry shop, look no further than this Los Feliz mainstay. This small shop has been serving up fine food and drinks to a large number of regulars for a long time. The room is small but comfortable, and the tables are nicely decorated and spread out. Drinks include fine coffee, cappuccino, and teas from around the world and the food menu is light but very inviting. Specific desserts vary daily but Tiramisu, cheesecakes and exotic French pastries can usually be found.
This cute store in LA has the most delicious cookies in the neighborhood. Their cookies are home baked daily and are always fresh. Make sure you try their bestsellers: the banana split, the chocolate chip and the chocolate chip with walnut cookies. All the sweet treats are thick, have a soft inside almost like a cake and a crunchy outside. These mouthwatering delights have the perfect amount of sugar - not too much but not too little. If you want a gourmet adventure go for the ice cream cookie sandwich - you won't regret it. The store decor is cute and charming and the staff helpful and friendly.
Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills institution is the place to be. Like all of the celebrity chef's ventures, the atmosphere at Spago Beverly Hills emphasizes that delicious food can be fun. The luxurious and intimate setting at this restaurant makes it perfect for an intimate meal and especially for special occasions. The wine and cocktail lists are comprehensive and provide the perfect accompaniments to your rich food.
Check into this haven for all sorts of cupcakes this side of Los Angeles. Apart from the usual flavors, Pumpkin, Red Velvet and Chai Latte are interesting choices. With chocolate sprinkles coming all the way from France, it simply couldn't get any better. Specially ordered cupcakes go for a reasonable price per dozen.
Located in Los Angeles's Westwood district, Saffron & Rose Ice Cream is a highly popular joint among locals for its delicious, large and creamy scoops of the world's favorite dessert available in flavors like cucumber, watermelon, ginger, lavender, rosewater, milk pistachio and almond among many others. The ingredients used are authentic and organic, with no artificial sweeteners used. A very friendly and helpful staff allows you taste all flavors before choosing one, but many customer end up buying two or even three scoops of different varieties! If you are in the mood to try something different than your usual American desserts, Saffron & Rose Ice Cream parlor is your place to go.