For those new to Los Angeles, the opportunities for brunch are endless. That especially goes for the North Hollywood area, which arguably includes the best cafés in all of LA.

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Best Cafés in LA: Studio City

Aroma Coffee and Tea Co.

First up on our list is one of the most iconic cafés in all of LA. Unlike many cafés in LA, Aroma is open until 11 PM. Upon arrival, do note that you may be waiting in a long line. But it will be worth it. Once you get closer to the counter, you are greeted by a warm and homey interior, reminiscent of a cottage with an old black and white movie playing behind the register. Right before ordering, you are also presented with an array of different sweets and pastries.

Also, do know that this is the type of café where you order and pay first. Once you’ve ordered and paid, the fun begins. You have a collection of choices as far as where you want to dine. Or, dine near a fireplace in an area that resembles a quaint living room. You can also dine al fresco under an orange tree. Regardless of where you sit, you are in for delicious food with an adorable ambiance.

Best Cafés in LA: Il Tramezzino

To those who love a good panini, you must make your way over to Il Tramezzino. Of all their paninis, the turkey panini is the best. While they have much to choose from on their menu, be sure to order anything that includes their pesto sauce. For salads, their tuna salad with vinaigrette is irresistible. This particular café is a bit smaller than the others in size but it does include a bright decor with al fresco dining options.

Le Pain Quotidien Cafés

Just right next door to Il Tramezzino is Le Pain. This lovely brunch spot should ring a bell as there are quite a few. Of all the cafés on this list, we highly suggest Le Pain for breakfast. Why? Because they offer on their menu dishes like a soft boiled egg. We also suggest ordering any dish that has bread to take advantage of their very own honey’s, jams, and chocolate butters.

Best Cafés in LA: North Hollywood

SteamPunk Coffeebar And Kitchen

Next on our list is SteamPunk. Unlike typical café decor, SteamPunk is more playful and reminiscent of the science fiction sub-genre. On their menu, they have a fantastic list of burritos. However, nothing beats their Belgian waffles with fried chicken and bacon.

Best Cafés in LA: Black Bottom Southern Kitchen

Looking for some southern comfort food with an elegant twist? Then make your way over to Black Bottom Southern Kitchen! They pride themselves on making healthy soul food and we couldn’t agree more. Like many places on this list, you have the option of dining al fresco. When it comes to their menu, try out the BBQ salmon mac and cheese or the smoked brisket.


Whether it be a simple latte or a grand feast, one luxury of living at L+O is living near the best cafés in LA. There you have it! Some of the best cafés near your North Hollywood Apartments 

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