Common Room Roasters Guide to Lunch in LA

Common Room Roasters Guide to Lunch in LA

Welcome to the bustling culinary scene of Los Angeles, where diverse cultures and innovative chefs converge to create a food lover’s paradise. From upscale eateries to cozy cafes, the ‘City of Angels’ offers a plethora of options for a delightful lunch experience accompanied by Common Room Roasters Coffee. In this guide, we'll take you on a flavorful journey through some of LA's most renowned lunch spots, each offering its own unique charm and delectable dishes.

1. Gjelina Restaurant

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Located in the trendy neighborhood of Venice Beach, Gjelina Restaurant is a haven for food and coffee enthusiasts seeking a contemporary Californian dining experience. With its rustic-chic ambiance and seasonal menu crafted from locally sourced ingredients, Gjelina promises a culinary adventure like no other. Indulge in their wood-fired pizzas, vibrant salads, and inventive small plates while soaking in the laid-back atmosphere of Venice's eclectic streets.

2. Gracias Madre West Hollywood

A bar in Gracias Madre Weho

For a taste of modern Mexican cuisine with a plant-based twist, head to Gracias Madre in West Hollywood. This upscale eatery offers an extensive menu of organic, vegan dishes inspired by traditional Mexican flavors. From their signature enchiladas to refreshing agua frescas, every item on the menu bursts with freshness and authenticity. Pair your meal with one of their craft cocktails or artisanal mezcal flights for the ultimate dining experience.

3. Strings of Life

People Dinning in Strings of Life

Discover a culinary gem in West Hollywood with Strings of Life (S.O.L.), where Aussie-inspired cuisine meets Japanese flavors for a unique dining experience. Embrace the laid-back vibes of Melbourne or Sydney as you indulge in colorful poke bowls and hearty sushi burritos. Don't miss the chance to elevate your meal with a cup of their Signature SOL espresso blend perfectly complementing the bold flavors of S.O.L.'s dishes. With its inventive menu and relaxed atmosphere, S.O.L. promises a memorable taste of Australia in the heart of LA.

4. Cafe Gratitude

A group of people enjoying thier time on Cafe Gratitude Venice

Embrace the power of positivity at Cafe Gratitude, a beloved LA institution renowned for its nourishing plant-based cuisine and affirming atmosphere. With locations in Newport Beach, Venice and Larchmont Cafe Gratitude offers a menu of organic, vegan dishes designed to inspire gratitude and well-being. From their vibrant salads to their decadent desserts, every dish at Cafe Gratitude is infused with love and intention, making it a favorite destination for health-conscious foodies, coffee lovers, and spiritual seekers alike.

5. Highly Likely

A beautiful view of Highly Likely

Highly Likely is a neighborhood cafe known for its artisanal coffee, freshly baked pastries, and wholesome brunch offerings. Tucked away in both West Adams & Highland Park, inside you immerse yourself in the cozy ambiance of this beautifully designed, community-focused establishment. Enjoy the seasonal menu from LA favorite Kat Turner, or just Start your day with a perfectly brewed cup of their new signature espresso blend, of carefully selected beans roasted to perfection, ensuring each sip is rich, aromatic, and unforgettable.They also offer craft cocktails, natural wines, and funky beers. 

6. Pas Joli

Pas Joli

Step into the charming world of French bistro fare at Pas Joli, a cozy eatery nestled in the heart of Silver Lake. This intimate restaurant exudes Parisian charm with its vintage decor and classic French dishes reimagined for the modern palate. Indulge in their selection of artisanal cheeses, freshly baked bread, and hearty entrees while sipping on a glass of wine from their thoughtfully curated list. Whether you're enjoying a leisurely lunch with friends or treating yourself to a solo dining experience, Pas Joli promises an unforgettable taste of France in the heart of LA.

7. Gjusta

Gjusta Bakery

Experience the epitome of LA's culinary scene at Gjusta, a beloved Venice institution known for its artisanal bread, house-cured meats, and farm-fresh produce. This bustling bakery and deli offers a dizzying array of options for lunch, from hearty sandwiches and savory tartines to flavorful salads and decadent pastries paired with the ‘Gjusta Blend’,a favorite of ours. 

Whether you're grabbing a quick bite to go or settling in for a leisurely meal on their charming outdoor patio, Gjusta never fails to impress with its commitment to quality ingredients and impeccable craftsmanship.

Basically LA is back, and once again is a food lover's paradise with an endless array of lunch options to satisfy every palate and preference. Whether you're craving bold flavors, healthy fare, or comforting classics, the City of Angels has something to offer for everyone.


Los Angeles boasts a diverse culinary scene, featuring everything from rustic-chic dining at Gjelina to plant-based delights at Gracias Madre and innovative Aussie-Japanese fusion at Strings of Life.

Yes, LA is home to numerous vegan-friendly restaurants. Gracias Madre offers plant-based Mexican cuisine, while Cafe Gratitude serves nourishing vegan dishes that are as delicious as they are healthy.

Highly Likely is a top destination for artisanal coffee lovers in LA, serving expertly crafted brews in a welcoming atmosphere. It's a great spot to enjoy a high-quality coffee experience.