Alcove Bakery & Cafe
1929 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

A bustling alcove indeed, this Los Angeles brunch spot doubles as a dog-lovers paradise. The patio isn’t only a place for your dog to hang, but also a place of good eats and beloved ambience—comfy-casual, homey, and pooch approved. With a rustic cottage-feel surrounded by brick and foliage, Alcove fuses cafe, bakery, and bar, equalling the everything-you-want-and-need place for a relaxed outdoor soiree…Bloody Mary in hand and pooch chair-side. 

Your brunch companion will certainly make some new four-legged friends as you sip on a latte and munch on the usual breakfast suspects with a very veggie-friendly, Mexi-Cali disposition. And don’t worry about those super sunny days; umbrellas grace every table, and water bowls are readily provided. You might be hanging for a bit, so don’t forget the treats. 

Lazy Sunday holding you back? Never fear, because breakfast is served until 5 PM (!!) and you might want to wait until the crowds pass anyhow. If you’re an early riser, go early (eggs start cracking at 6) and draw out those bottomless mimosas for hours. Otherwise, wait for the latest breakfast possible. Consider capping off the weekend with a paw-trodden hike in order to pay penance for the Smoked Salmon Benedict and indulgent pastries

Come to this fast-casual charmer with a group, prepare for the bustle (all known as excellent people watching), and get ready to camp under the trees for awhile. Be warned: your pooch might get excited by the noise and craze of Alcove—make sure he’s leashed and sneak him plenty of treats. 

Best for: people watching pups, elite brunchers, east side socialites, pastry-loving pooches 


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