Los Angeles has waited and waited for chef Daniel Mattern and baker Roxana Jullapat (formerly at Campanile, A.O.C., and Cooks County) to open their restaurant. But Friends & Family is a hybrid space, somewhere between a shop and place to share pastries with friends. The menu is market-driven and vegetable-friendly, but you want to go there for their heritage grain cakes and cookies. The Counter Culture coffee will water down buckwheat pancakes under the soft morning light. Before you go, buy these to take home: a baguette, some homemade jam, and postcards by Aliza Sokolow.

 

Where? 5150 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

When? Monday-Sunday 11AM-4PM

What? friendsandfamilyla.com

How? No reservations

 

Style: Bakery

Price: Dishes $9-15

Neighborhood: East Hollywood

Best for: Breakfast