Hg2 : The Hedonist


The first plus? That all-too-rare entity in Los Angeles: hassle-free
parking. An umbrella-shaded patio protected by a wall of trees offers a
welcome injection of oxygen as you enter the tiny café from the rear.
The cool white interior space is dominated by displays of pastries and
fresh squeezed juices and iced teas. Order at the counter and head back
out to the patio to soothe your sun-baked traffic headache with a
green-tea jasmine infusion or an oversized, perfectly frothed latte. Yes, this is a daytime place, and can serve for the late risers and late
lunchers with it’s steady stream of loyal clientele.

community-oriented establishment is run by mother/son team Esther and
Nino Linsmayer, who started out with a successful catering business.
Ever since, they have been serving savoury, organic, hormone-free meals
to industry types on lunch breaks from The Lot production studios across
the boulevard and hip Weho residents on the lookout for an
unpretentious fresh bite. The sandwiches are huge and satisfying; the
Organic Curried Chicken with lingonberry chutney is a definite
stand-out. The mouth-watering breakfast sandwiches should not be
overlooked, either.

Finally, cure your Hollywood hangover with
sophistication and try a customer favorite; a hard-boiled egg sandwich
with farm-raised bacon, watercress and aoli. 

7253 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Santa Monica,
CA 90046
+1 323 851 7120
Opening Times
daily, 8am-8pm
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