Valerie Fitzgerald
  • Spend a Day in Silver Lake




It’s time to switch up your routine and explore different neighborhoods of Los Angeles! Silver Lake is a trendy easygoing neighborhood, which can be fun to spend your day in with friends or family. The neighborhood does not have any museums or landmark attractions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some culture exploring the place. There are plenty of things to do in this Eastside hipster-y hood, as wells as plenty of coffee shops and restaurants to check out. Just for you, here is an itinerary for day in Silver Lake:

COFFEE FOR AN ENERGY BOOST


In Los Angeles – coffee rules. Silver Lake brings you the best organic coffee spots! Starting with the neighborhood’s busiest coffee shop, Intelligentsia, which is located at the Sunset Junction. You’re in for great coffee, great pastries and interesting people. Moreover, when you’re done with your drink and your conversation, you can do some shopping! Sunset Junction is a wonderful shopping district. If you’re up for a quieter coffee place, we recommend heading to Cafecito Organico. Located on Hoover, you’ll discover a small shop with a spacious patio, which can be a great place to get work done in peace or have a first date.


ESSENTIAL PLACES OF SILVER LAKE


After you’ve had your energy boost, it’s time to explore the coolest places of Silver Lake. The top two recommended spots of the hood are Silver Lake Stairs and Elliott Smith Figure 8 Mural. Silver Lake Stairs are 2.5 miles long and are for public use, unlike the most other sets of stairs in the neighborhood. Get your daily workout done with your friends, while exploring the culture of Silver Lake. Elliott Smith Figure 8 Mural became an unofficial memorial to the singer after his death. The art itself originally appears on the cover of Smith’s album Figure 8. A perfect place to snap a picture for Instagram.

TIME TO GRAB A BITE TO EAT


If you’re looking to find an awesome lunch spot on the Eastside, we recommend the following restaurants: Cliff’s Edge and Café Stella. Cliff’s Edge has a two-level patio, which shelters the place from Sunset Boulevard at its doorstep. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting with its gnarled tree and the twinkling twists around it as a centerpiece of the patio. The menu is American-focused and a great cocktail list. Café Stella is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located at the Sunset Junction, next to the trendy Intelligentsia, the restaurant offers French Bistro food. You leave the place fully satisfied.




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