Looking like it was assembled for a Wes Anderson movie, Trails Café is a timber cabin nestled at the foot of Griffith Park where numerous meandering dusty hiking trails lead to the skyline and sunset mecca that is the Observatory.
Organic centric, vegetarian friendly and health conscious, Trails café is a leafy peaceful locale, which has become a haven for thirsty hikers, early morning risers, eager families and conversing friends, who suppose a well meaning hike but end up catching up instead over Trails’ famous avocado sandwich and a Stumptown coffee. Their homemade strawberry lemonade deserves a mention too for being the perfect sour kick to a dry humoured joke.
All of Trails’ baked goods are homemade and insanely moorish, therefore sell out quickly- take their lavender cookie. Always a bench to perch on or a table to eat off, Trails provides breezy unconventional outdoor lunching, where staff eccentrically call orders through a hand punctured biodegradable cup.
There is always a bit of a line on weekends, but it moves quickly and is worth the wait. It is safe to say there will be a line at almost every cafe on a weekend morning in Los Angeles so this may be a more appealing one to wait in – admiring wingspans of birds rather than urban concrete scenes.