Daytime dining is as important as night in this freelance world.
American The Ivy. White picket-fenced slebstravaganza of bulimic starlets wedged between studio fat cats on the infamous patio – a must. ‘Thrilled you’ll be playing my mother...’ 113 N Robertson Blvd / WeHo / 310 274 8303 / theivyrestaurants.com Chateau Marmont. Leafy and private alfresco lovely.
8221 W Sunset Blvd / Hollywood / 323 656 1010 / chateaumarmont.com Cali/Organic The Butcher’s Daughter. She’s a bright n’ bucolic beach nabe babe, all veg eats, pups n’ pretty peeps. No bull. 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd / Venice / 310 98 3004 / thebutchersdaughter.com Sycamore Kitchen. Industrial-chic, backdrop to sinful baked goods. Salted caramel babka roll, anyone? 143 S La Brea Ave / WeHo / 323 939 0151 / thesycamorekitchen.com
Malibu Farms Pier Cafe. Sea-ney, sunny, family-run organic farm-to-tabler at the end of the pier. Surf’s up! 23000 Pacific Coast Highway / 310 456 1112 / malibu-farm.com
Old-School Diner The Apple Pan. No-frills, popular stuck-in-time treasure.
10801 W Pico Blvd / West LA / 310 475 3585 / closed Mon / cash only / or get more greasy-spoon at Pann’s / 6710 La Tijera Blvd / Westchester / 323 776 3770 / daily
Burgers Umami Burger. No sixth sense needed to taste the meaty glory of Umami’s patties and secret-menu cheesy tots. 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd / Hollywood / 323 469 3100 / + branches / umami. com / or try an animal-style burger at Cali staple In-n-Out / 7009 Sunset Blvd / Hollywood / in-n-out.com Brek & Brunch Salt’s Cure. Legendary oatmeal griddle cakes. ’Nuff said. 7494 Santa Monica Blvd / WeHo / 323 850 7258 / saltscure.com L.A. Chapter. Brooklyn-ish bistro of vibrant Oz-y bites.
Ace Downtown / 929 S Broadway / Downtown / 213 623 3233 / acehotel.com
All-Day Diners Fountain Coffee Room. Beloved banana-leaf wallpaper bolthole where stars sit next to nobodies on counter stools. It’s the closest thing to socialism LA has ever seen. B/F / Beverly Hills Hotel / 9641 Sunset Blvd / Beverly Hills / 310 276 2251 / 7am-7pm / no res King’s Road Café. Vibey sidewalk, rocket-strength java.
8361 Beverly Blvd / Hollywood / 323 655 9044 / kingsroadcafe.com Joan’s on Third. White tiled, pile-it-high epicure’s den. 8350 W 3rd St / WeHo / 323 655 2285 / from 8am / joansonthird.com Sqirl. Local jam-pion for exquisite preserves on brioche.
720 N Virgil Ave / Silver Lake / 213 394 6526 / from 6.30am Mon-Fri, from 8am Sat-Sun / sqirlla.com