Brunch and Lunch
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 / daily / theivyrestaurants.com
Chateau Marmont. Leafy and private alfresco lovely.
8221 W Sunset Blvd / Hollywood / 323 656 1010 / noon-5pm Mon-Fri / 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 / 310 981 3004 / all day daily / the butchersdaughter.com
Sycamore Kitchen. Industrial-chic, backdrop to sinful baked goods. Salted caramel babka roll, anyone? 143 S La Brea Ave / WeHo / 323 939 0151 / 8am-5pm / 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 / 8am-4pm daily / malibu-farm.com
Old-School Americana The Apple Pan. No-frills, popular stuck-in-time treasure.
10801 W Pico Blvd / West LA / 310 475 3585 / 11am-1am Tue-Sun / cash only / or get more greasy-spoon at Pann's / 6710 La Tijera Blvd / Westchester / 323 776 3770 / all day 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 / all day daily / umami.com / or try an animal-style burger at Cali staple In-n-Out / 7009 Sunset Blvd / Hollywood / 10.30am-1am daily / in-n-out.com
Brekkie Salt's Cure. Legendary oatmeal griddle cakes. 'Nuff said.
7494 Santa Monica Blvd / WeHo / 323 465 7258 / 11am-midnight Mon-Fri, from noon Sat-Sun / saltscure.com Eggslut. Food stall hussy for coddled, scrambled or fried.
Grand Central Market / 317 S Broadway 8am-4pm daily / eggslut.com All-Day Diners Fountain Coffee Room. Beloved banana-leaf wallpaper bolthole where stars sit next to nobodies at the counter. B/F / Beverly Hills Hotel / 9641 Sunset Blvd / Beverly Hills / 310 276 2251 / 7am-7pm / no res
Café Gratitude. Haven of macrobiotic morsels and mantras.
639 N Larchmont Blvd / Larchmont / 323 580 6383 / 8am-1pm daily / plus branches / cafegratitude.com
Joan's on Third. White tiled, pile-it-high epicure's den.
8350 W 3rd St / WeHo / 323 655 2285 / from 8am daily / joansonthird.com