Jeanette's Guidebook

I'm a native Southern California lady who loves to cycle, hike, and bake! You'll find me most often rolling in the aisle with laughter at a comedy show, ordering the most adventurous (spicy) thing... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles


Cafe Gratitude

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 639 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

124 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful "crunchy" restaurant. Vegan & mostly raw with juices, smoothies, coffee, wine, desserts, and, no matter your lifestyle, the food will impress you! Generously priced, great atmosphere.


Larchmont Bungalow

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 107 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great walk-up then sit-down restaurant, vegan options, full espresso bar and they roast their own coffee beans in the store! Good dessert options, patio, plus an actual homey bungalow feel inside.

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Come to parious the wines, stay to eat the amazing made-to-order sandwiches! They stop once they run out of bread, but if you can get there during the lunch rush, no matter the line, it's worth it!


La Descarga

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
$· 1159 North Western Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cuban Speakeasy! Wall of rum, cigar room, jazz performances? What's not to love! Dress code, reservations required, and bottle service available, so it's a little Sunset Strip with Westlake flare.

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Want to have a few drinks and decent food in a hot house themed like an old English school house? It's in The Line Hotel, so don't worry, it's cool. It's also on a veranda that overlooks Wilshire.


Beer Belly

Drinks & NightlifeBars
532 South Western Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hipster Gastropub! Small and a little loud, but for a little of Echo Park in Koreatown, it's great.

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

British-y coffee & tea place with some nice pastries & lunch items. Wifi &, with 2 stories, lots of nooks & crannies to hide away & work in. There's also a large, lovely patio. Perfect for writers.


Erin McKenna's Bakery LA

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 236 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great dessert place, all vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar free and just delicious! Also has bagels, waffles, soft-serve ice cream, teas & coffee. They're a full bakery that also does cakes!

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

True German biergarten lovers might laugh at this place, but for a Korean beer place, it's pretty nice! Great place to watch the sporting event of your choice, delicious finger food, & and great space

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Korean bakery, yet the poor workers wear hilarious Paris-themed uniforms. Great for a quick breakfast if you still eat refined carbs. ;) Also has juices, basic coffee, small patio + bus stop outside

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

GREAT place for produce, but it'll do for anything else you need in a pinch. Super easy walk from my apt, big parking lot regardless, frozen foods, juices, all your food necessities, +fast Korean food

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Not for people who like straight coffee, but the lattes are tasty, they have delightful Korean-style pastries, but the main draw, HUGE, airy upstairs seating area, well decorated & with wifi.


Chipotle Mexican Grill

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 301 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

As far as Chipotles go in LA, this is a great one. Lots of seating including outside, large parking lot, pretty friendly staff & people who come here know how to order fast! You'll be in and out!


Blipsy Bar

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 369 North Western Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

80's Arcade Dive Bar. Yes, all that and a dive bar. Vintage arcade games including PacMan & pinball machines with a full, cheap bar. Come here and impress your hipster friends!

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A little more awkward to get to than Ralph's on Western & more expensive, but big parking lot & a great option if you're coming back to the apt from this direction.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Within walking distance of my place, reasonable speed of service, and just convenient!



$$· 206 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Such a savvy, friendly Starbucks; they have a reserve coffee bar & clover machine, knowledgeable & friendly staff, easy-access restroom, and a pleasing clientele.


Wilshire Library

149 North Saint Andrews Place·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quaint little library, wifi, a very pleasant walk from my apartment, maybe a nice place to visit if you would like to walk somewhere and not spend any cash.


Ralphs Pharmacy

$$· 670 S Western Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the nearest major supermarket to the apt & it's a good one. Super convenient if you're taking the purple line or walking, big validated parking lot otherwise.


4550 Beverly Blvd

4550 Beverly Blvd·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

I've actually never been here myself, but isn't it nice that there's a car rental place just around the corner from the apartment??

1 local Airbnb host recommends

This pizza/fast-food Italian place is so close, you can order in advance, walk there and back to my apartment in 10 minutes round trip! For the price, they're great! I keep a to-go menu on hand. ^_^