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This shaved ice bar in Brentwood takes its cues from its Asian predecessors, concocting their stuff from milk and water-based sheared ice in flavors like Earl Grey, peanut butter, and grapefruit gi... read more
The seemingly infallible Patina group has set up shop at LACMA with this coffee and milkshake outpost. And in Patina fashion, this is no ordinary cafe. The coffee is direct-trade Intelligentsia, th... read more
Adam Fleischman has partnered with some seriously outstanding chefs to bring you this high-concept, urban dining hall featuring five restaurants under one roof. Bounce from a modern take on the Ame... read more
This boutique patisserie and gelateria churns out hand-crafted gelato and sorbet in flavors like salted chocolate chip cookies, banana nut and pain au chocolate. Tiramisu, macaroons and sacher ca... read more
The trend has invaded every epicurean crevice, from beer to sausage, so it's hardly shocking to now find us all screaming for artisanal ice cream. The new L.A. Creamery has clout beyond its cream: ... read more
Former wine room keeps the vino, adds gelato. Signature purple walls now joined by glass-fronted cooler with 24 creative flavors to choose from. One suspects this is owner George Abou-Daoud's space... read more
The curious New York cupcake craze could not have happened without the West Village's storied Magnolia Bakery. Now, they've taken their sweet tooth to Hollywood, the land of saccharine entertainmen... read more
The cream puffs look like pastel marbles. The little ones, anyway. The big ones look like big cream puffs. Crepes and Belgian waffles, too, and big ol' tubs of tropical fruit-flavored mousse. If yo... read more
This is, of course, a chocolate store, so there are gifts to buy as well as treats to enjoy in the cafe section. Look for all kinds of truffles and marzipans, etc. All the usual suspects, plus abou... read more
Arguably L.A.'s yuppiest neighborhood, Larchmont is full of the finer things in life—now including fresh-made pastries and Intelligentsia coffee. (Yes, sometimes Silver Lake is too far.) Haze... read more
Glendale isn't known for food (except the Armenian joints), especially not trendy little boites. This spot may not win any culinary awards, but residents are thrilled to have something in the other... read more
Caramel apple pie waffles. That's pretty much all you need to know, right? And yes, that's considered a well-balanced breakfast. This bright, sugary storefront seems a bit out of place right in the... read more
Who knew the wilds could host a celeb-attracting coffee shop? Ah yes, it's Echo Park. Not open even a week and already Natalie Portman was stopping in. Probably for the chai: order it from the box ... read more
Maybe not millions, but lots and lots of milkshakes, accompanied by lots of pink. So much. And loud, loud music. A manager who forces the staff to "boogie." Concotions named after celebs, hoping to... read more
It’s all-natural, organic, local hippie dogma with a side of celebrity spotting: Chef Akasha has friends in high places. It’s a bobo addition to Culver City’s big-time restaurant scene. Not the bes... read more
Like most primo cupcakeries, Vanilla has daily rotating specials, with more typical standards ("Mom's Birthday Cake" features All-American yellow cake and milk chocolate frosting). Cupcakes are ava... read more
Call us creampuffs or the new Krispy Kreme Kings. Or are we the new Oxycontin? Supple, addictive Japanese puff pastries given an internal shot of lickable cream and custard. That is not a nitrous t... read more
18 flavors a day, over 700 since opening. Owner Tai Kim isn't an ice cream maker. He's an experimental artist. A rundown: Chocolate Wasabi, Pistachio Maple and Riesling Cherry, Fois Gras and Sweet ... read more
Former Cuban eatery switches allegiances, transforms manifesto to include pastries, deep dish corn bread crust pizza, and penne Bolognese. Boys in skinny jeans do their best to move up a waist size... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
In an opulent 1927 Moorish revival building, the new Palihouse Sant...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...