Why Hipsters Have Silver Lake All Wrong

Intelligentsia Coffee is overrated.  So are a lot of the so-called Silver Lake hot spots deemed cooled by skinny jean-clad hipsters. From a good cup of café to michelada popsicles, here’s your ultimate guide to the Latino side of Silver Lake.

Cafecito Organico

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Intelligentsia is the place to be seen.  But when you just want your caffeine fix, skip the froufrou line and head to Cafecito Organico, a cozy coffee shop known for its solid coffee options, cool décor and awesome menu. Plus, what other coffee shop do you know serves a side of tamales?

534 North Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004 / (213) 537-8367

Los Globos

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When you become sooo over the scene at The Satellite (trust me, you will), get lost in the crowd at Los Globos. On any given night you can dance to the jams they don’t play at your everyday club – from rancheras to rock en español, salsa and even electro music.
3040 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90026 / (323) 666-6669


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If you’re craving something más picante than Pazzo Gelato’s ice cream treats, check out the michelada paletas at Diablo. Because what’s better than a spicy michelada paleta you can then dip into your favorite beer? Nothing.

3129 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 / (323) 666–4666

El Caserio

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Silver Lake favorite, The Fix Burger is good…but a burger is a burger. When you need comfort food with more sazón, El Caserio has you covered. The saltado de lomo is a favorite.

401 Silver Lake, Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 / (213) 273-8945

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El Siete Mares

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Fancy oyster bars like L&E are cool for special occasions. But if you’re in the mood to dine al fresco while eating a fresh mariscos, El Siete Mares is your spot. A refreshing cóctel de camarón or ceviche de pescado is exactly what the doctor ordered to help you cool off on those scorching hot L.A. days. 

3131 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 / (323) 665-0865

Tacos Delta

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This isn’t your typical four star breakfast restaurant like Local, but Taco Delta‘s breakfast tacos and chilaquiles are so legit, they hit the spot every time…EVERY TIME. Adding to it’s appeal is the taco stand setup.

3806 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 / (323)664-2848

Cha Cha Lounge

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Spots like Cafe Stella pull in a pretty, but uppity crowd. Cha Cha Lounge pulls in a pretty and fun crowd. This chill, Dia de Los Muertos-themed dive bar has DJs spinning great tunes, a futbolito and cheap drinks. Plus, check how they do table decor.

2375 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039 / (323) 660-7595

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