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Neighborhood Guide - Los Feliz

It's no accident we put our roots down in communities we adore. Los Feliz, the home of our third-ever location, is a neighborhood we love to explore. Nestled right up against Hollywood, Los Feliz is named for the Feliz family who established Rancho Los Feliz here in the late 1700s. Our cafe right on Hollywood Boulevard is loved for its patio and the olive trees which anchor it, but it's only one of many sweet spots in which to soak up the neighborhood. Here are some of our fave places to hit up before and after seeing us for coffee.

Kismet Food

credit: Kismet

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Kismet

4648 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles 90027
@kismetlosangeles

Kismet is so perfect we feel like it was, well, fated for us. This Middle-Eastern-with-an-LA-twist restaurant is a neighborhood sweetheart, currently open for dinner to dine in, and takeaway rotisserie from lunch til close. We're still missing their daytime fare like that killer shakshuka, but frankly we always have such a hard time choosing what to get each time, we're happy to wait til we're starving at dinner so we can order it all!

What to order:
Whey brined beets, rabbit for two, anything really...

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Lou Wine Shop

1911 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
@louwineshop

If natural wines are a way of life for you, you already know about Lou Wine Shop, where traditional winemaking methods and unique pours are revered. If you're new to this dimension of wine, stop by and soak up some knowledge and leave with a bottle of something new and exciting. Specializing in wines from France’s Loire Valley, Beaujolais, the Jura, the northwest and south of Spain, the northeast and south of Italy, Austria, Oregon, and of course...California.

What to buy:
Whatever they recommend to you!

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Lou Wine Shop

credit: Kevin T.

Blue Rooster Art Supplies

credit: Blue Rooster Art Supplies

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Blue Rooster Art Supplies

4661 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
@blueroosterart

Way more than a place to buy art supplies, Blue Rooster anchors the Los Feliz art + maker community with its quality-focused inventory of necessary and delightful supplies that their clientele adores, from art zines to sustainable paints to gift kits for all ages. Got a question on a particular tool or technique? Want to take a class? You'll find open hearts and tons of generous expertise-sharing here, along with a spot that just feels so comfortable.

What to buy:
Hot Cakes wax painting starter set, Crap Hound zine

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Skylight Books

1818 NORTH VERMONT AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
@skylightbooks

What do we love the most at Skylight? The events, the community, the selection, the recommendations? Or just THE BOOKS! It's the books! There's no better afternoon we can imagine than a coffee & a short wander over to Skylight to browse and pick up something new to read on the GGET patio with that second cup of coffee or tea. Specializing in top notch literary fiction, California history and culture, essays, nonfiction, kids stuff, zines and magazines—you're sure to lose track of time enjoying the old-fashioned pleasures of browsing the printed word in the real world.

What to buy:
Check out the staff picks.

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Skylight Books

credit: Skylight Books

Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada

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Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada

1650 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
@bestfishtaco

Baja-style tacos so good, you'll swear you accidentally wandered down to San Diego. This is a true Los Feliz staple and once you've been hooked (sorry), you'll find yourself planning your day around these tacos. True story.

What to order:
Fish taco, potato taco.

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