Flore Cafe

A trip to Flore Cafe in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles offers amazing food and the chance to people watch from a charming patio.

Flore Cafe sits on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, a slow-living hipster part of Los Angeles known for its quirky and trendy shops, indie rock scene, and iconic “lake” (which is actually a reservoir). Flore is a small space that serves big-flavored meals in generous portions. The restaurant feels a bit like an East Village cafe in New York City, but it opts for dishes like tacos and burgers over pierogies. At Flore, diners sit inside and out on a covered patio, enjoying healthy and comforting fare by way of pizzas, sandwiches, scrambles, smoothies, and even cupcakes and cakes.

Brunch, Coffee, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and People Watching at Flore

It’s fun to sit on the patio at Flore Cafe and watch people go about their business, as locals and tourists hit up the bookstores, clothing shops, record stores, and other fun retail outlets lined up on Sunset Boulevard. Flore is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and it’s a perfect place to pop into for a gourmet coffee drink and sweet snack. Favorites at Flore include Pancakes, the Tempeh Reuben, Fusion Rolls, Burritos, Eastsider Tacos, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Flore Cafe is not far from the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.