Los Angeles City Guide: Highland Park


 Words by  Margot Stephenson . | Photo by  Margot Stephenson  of  Puno  and  Becky Reams

I love exploring the mix of established and new businesses around Highland Park. I recommend the following day of activities around the area, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Start on Figueroa or York and you can find great shopping, food, and drinks on every block. 

Here’s one day to try out: 

For breakfast, start out at Gloria’s and order breakfast tacos with bacon and a horchata.

Walk down Figueroa and grab a coffee or a liquid gold (matcha with lavender syrup) at Civil Coffee.

Grab some pre-made stocks and sauces at Cookbook and fresh market produce on Tuesdays at the 58th street Farmer’s Market.

Discover the adorably hidden children’s toy store inside a garage off avenue 60 at Shop Merci Milo and shop vintage furniture at Sunbeam Vintage.

Grab a slice of pizza at Triple Beam Pizza and sample some wines at Highland Park Wines.

Stop for a fruit bag, street corn, or a flavor ice from any of the street vendors to cool down along your way.

Be the first to arrive when they open at 5pm to secure your spot bowling at the beautifully restored Highland Park Bowl.

Lyft or Uber over to York St to make Cote Est’s Sunday through Thursday Happy Hour and enjoy delicious French fare and curated cocktails.

Finish the night with a game of pool while you listen to hip bands play at The Hi Hat.


Words & Images by Margot Stephenson, Creator of Someone Social

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