Just up the block from Alcove’s chaotic patio is Mustard Seed - a casual sidewalk cafe with zero waits and a surprisingly strong menu. Their chopped salad is massive and good for two meals and their turkey burger won’t make you sad either. They’re only open till 4:30pm every day, but the bonus is they serve breakfast till close.
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Spitz’s primary mission is bringing European street king, the Doner-Kabob, to the mouths of hungry hipsters.
You’d think that a place like Bar Covell that so thoroughly holds your hand through the ordering process would feel a bit condescending. But as much as LA pretends not to need it, the crowd at Covell every night proves otherwise.
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Botanica is an all-day healthy neighborhood spot in Silver Lake with an excellent back patio.
M. Georgina is your typical restaurant at The Row - industrial space, great service, and well-made food.
The Venice staple has been turned into an all-day play pen for Venice locals. And we’re pretty into it.
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In a city increasingly dominated by mega-restaurants from other cities, All Time is a Los Feliz cafe that feels like an LA original.
Messhall Kitchen has all the touchstones of the camp experience: an all wood, cabin-like décor, a menu full of comfort foods, and their logo, a tree, can be found everywhere down to the plates. It also has all the touchstones of a damn good restaurant.
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Alcove may be the only restaurant in LA that’s as special as it is essential.
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