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all time

a perfect hillhurst haven best enjoyed on the shaded patio

So a couple years ago, there was this place called Twenty40. I first found it because they had kouign amanns, and I’m morally obligated to know of any place within a 20 mile vicinity that has kouign amanns. But then Twenty40 closed. And I was heartbroken.
 
But then All Time appeared. And everything was right in the world again. And only in part because they also carry kouign amanns. All Time is the epitome of LA culture. The kind of laid back place popular with the local east side crowd. Everyone kind of looks like they walked out of the same hipster closet in the morning, stopping by for coffee with their instagram-perfect dog after an instagram-perfect hike on a weekday. But you kind of just buy into this lifestyle when you’re here. Maybe it’s the handwritten menu on a roll of kraft paper. Maybe it’s the friendly staff that make you envy the community they seem to be a part of. Maybe it’s the charming vintage-y postcards used as table numbers. Or the homey aesthetic of the bungalow-style space with black and white tiled floors. 
 
Whatever it is, it works. And the perfect locally-sourced, farm fresh kind of menu doesn’t hurt either. No matter what you order, no matter what they happen to be serving up, you’ll leave full and happy and wondering whether you should just stay and maybe move in.  
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the details

 

Address 2040 Hillhurst Ave Los Angeles, CA
Website https://alltimelosangeles.com/
Yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/all-time-los-angeles
Instagram@freakinalltime
Hours daytime cafe 7-3pm, dinner 5-10pm
Price $$ during the day, a little closer to $$$ for dinner 
Aesthetic let’s just say it fits the Los Feliz / Silver Lake crowd quite well 
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good to know

Go here for: coffee and cafe bites, or a nice casual dinner with natural wine

Order this: kouign amann ($5), cheesy eggs on toast ($10), crispy rice ($13), prosciutto sandwich ($14) 

Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours

When to come: mid-morning on a weekday is a sweet spot, if you have the luxury of doing that. Otherwise, also great on a warm night or as an early morning pick-me-up.

Parking: isn’t great, but there are meters on Hillhurst (just make sure you set a timer, parking enforcement is always lurking), otherwise, usually you can find free parking within a couple blocks on residential side streets.

Other things to note: 

  • They do have wifi, but it gets a little crowded to get any real work done.
  • There isn’t a ton of seating inside, but they do wrap up the patio during our harsh LA winters, so it’s good to go year round. 
  • Their dinner menu changes regularly…so check Instagram for the latest. Also, they do take reservations for dinner via Resy. 
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Last visited: March 2019

Last updated: July 2019

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