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Carolyn's Guidebook

Hello! I'm Carolyn, and I'm born and raised in Los Angeles. I work as a part-time public school teacher and as an Airbnb host. I love hosting, and I especially enjoy making people feel comforta... read more
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234 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great food and wonderful baked goods! Lovely outdoor seating. Gets crowded on weekends but worth the trip.


Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

$$· 3922 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

414 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Everyone's favorite coffee spot in Sunset Junction. Usually a long line but service is fast. Cute outdoor area.


Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Drive·Map·Hours·

170 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Huge, beautiful, and full of great trails with awesome views.


Fred 62

$$· 1850 North Vermont Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

117 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great retro diner with fabulous food and (sometimes) excellent service.


The Kitchen

$$· 4348 Fountain Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cute place, great menu! Open til midnight most nights.


Trader Joe's -- Silverlake

$$· 2738 Hyperion Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

393 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Basic and specialty groceries, wide variety of wines, great prices on everything.

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great traditional Mexican food in a restaurant that's big but feels cozy.

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fish, shrimp, and potato tacos: cheap and delicious! Cute patio too. Service is fast and usually pretty friendly. House Salsa is fabulous!



$$· 4326 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent Mexican food in a hip, slightly noisy ambiance with outdoor seating and cool bar area.


Agra Cafe

$$· 4325 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent Indian cuisine, pleasant atmosphere, in the corner of a small shopping area.


Home Restaurant

$$· 1760 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely garden seating and fabulous food across the menu. Can't miss!



$$· 720 North Virgil Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

226 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best french toast EVER. Homemade jams. There's a line on weekends, but it is worth the wait.



4633 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Unusual gifts and art, as well as greeting cards and souvenirs.



$· 3143 Glendale Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Oh the falafels! The best in the hood...lovely little place in the heart of Atwater Village. GO!


Hollywood Walk of Fame

7018 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Website·

632 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Check out views of the landmark Hollywood Sign from my front steps...and drive or hike in Griffith Park for a closer view!


Cafe Tropical

$· 2900 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cuban baked goods & sandwiches. Go for the guava cheese pie and cafe con leche. Sandwiches: great. Other baked goods: so-so. Cute and reasonably priced, a must-go for Silver Lake fans.


Figaro Cafe

$$· 1802 North Vermont Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Love the restaurant, love the cafe too. Nice pastries and old-world charm.


Skylight Books

1818 North Vermont Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pleasant independent bookstore; great for browsing.

304 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful Old Hollywood theater screening first-run movies.


Cafe Los Feliz

$· 2118 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent homemade pastries, both sweet and savory. This place really cares about quality. I like the little patio too.


Lucifers Pizza

$· 1958 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

YAY! Fabulous pizza, cool, cozy environment and friendly folks.


En Sushi

$$· 1972 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pleasant, low-key sushi restaurant with excellent chefs and friendly service.



4520 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Major supermarket with everything you need, and open 24 hours!



$$· 1978 Hillhurst Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best Italian cuisine in the area, and a lovely wine selection. An Eastside institution. Love it!


Sunset Junction Coffee Shop

3916 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very dependable food, cute modern style.


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$$$· 2121 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Basic well-made clothing, all crafted here in downtown LA.


Caffe Vita

$· 4459 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great casual ambiance and nice variety of beverages. Outdoor seating made from upcycled skateboards!


Spitz - Los Feliz

$· 1725 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

LOVE this place. Mediterranean wrap sandwiches & craft beer. The french fries are TOPS. Friendly relaxed ambiance.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best little music school in town. Take a lesson just for fun!


My Vegan Gold

4319 W Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely Thai vegan food in a pristine little restaurant. Delicious! Everything's so fresh, and service is super friendly.