Los Feliz, pronounced Los FEE-lisz is a laid-back Eastside neighborhood here in Los Angeles that manages to strike a balance between desirability and approachability. Its shops and eateries stay casually comfortable without becoming painfully cool. It's a polished, albeit still eclectic, neighborhood whose laid-back charms are best explored on foot.
You'll find most of the shops, bars and restaurants along Hillhurst Avenue, with another cluster of pedestrian-friendly activity on Vermont Avenue, south of Franklin Avenue. Los Feliz brushes up against the 5 freeway, across which you'll find its still under-the-radar neighbor Atwater Village. Ever-trendy Silver Lake sits to the south, with Thai Town and Hollywood to the west. But it's Los Feliz's northern neighbor, Griffith Park, that bestows the neighborhood with its cozy, evergreen-lined hillside and sometimes rustic charm.
Whether you're catching a matinee at a beloved single-screen movie theater, embarking on a house tour of a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece or winding down at one of the city's best outdoor dining spots, you'll find plenty to love about Los Feliz.
A Day Exploring Los Feliz
Start the morning by the airy Skylight Books and peruse the independent shop’s well-curated staff picks for some morning reading material, then take your paperback of choice up the street to the small patio at caffeine-fix mainstay Bru Coffeebar. If you’re after a decadent breakfast, claim a booth and order up something from the griddle at 24/7 throwback diner Fred 62. Wait out your inevitable food coma with a $6.50 early matinee in the plush, Egyptian-style Vista Theatre.
Begin the afternoon by working your way down Vermont Avenue and its collection of shops, from radical decor of Otherwild to an indescribable assortment of pop culture at Soap Plant Wacko. Then cross over Hollywood Boulevard and climb up to Barnsdall Art Park for a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark, the temple-like Hollyhock House. Make your way back to the other side of town and into Griffith Park for a sandwich and slice of pie from the Trails Cafe, which overlooks the lovely Fern Dell, a shaded, rustic oasis equally stocked with relaxing strolls and hiking trailheads.
As night begins to fall hike the two-mile trail up to Griffith Observatory. Otherwise, drive up and settle in for a sunset with shimmery city views from the Art Deco hilltop observatory. Trek back down for dinner on one of L.A.’s most idyllic patios at Alcove Cafe and Bakery, which serves up large, unfussy plates in its twinkle-lit courtyard, with top-notch whimsical cocktails at the adjoining Big Bar. Afterward, make sure to visit lounge legends Marty and Elayne at The Dresden before swinging by House of Pies for a midnight slice of banana cream pie.
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