Honey Hi is the kind of place that is soooooo LA (she says with an exaggerated SoCal accent). It’s almost obnoxiously LA but you can’t be mad because it does it so well and, true to its Echo Park context, so nonchalantly and casually. Honey Hi could easily be one of those trendy spots that comes and goes, that touts sustainability and community as buzzwords packaged with cute branding, but it actually has the substance to withstand the test of time on a highly competitive strip of Sunset Blvd.
Honey Hi is like the platonic ideal of a Californian all day cafe. The menu is constantly changing seasonally, but follows easy formats (bowls, salads, sandwiches etc) and features the best of local produce. There are plenty of gluten free and vegetarian options, they use raw vs refined ingredients, work closely with farmers and producers with sustainable practices, etc. The result is something that might look like your typical bright and pretty cafe but actually holds up to its rather lofty sounding goal of promoting “personal, public and planetary well-being.” Before you roll your eyes, just go, get a bowl of nourishing greens and grains, a fun smoothie, something sweet. Sit down. Soak up some of that LA sunshine. And think about how good life could be if this could be an everyday routine.
Go here for: a cutie breakfast or lunch
Order this: breakfast bowl and community bowl are classic choices, also they have a colorful selection of smoothies for hot days, bone broth for cold days
Amount of time to spend: it’s counter-serve so great for takeaway, but they have some tables so also nice for a short meal maybe like 30 min
When to come: whenever, but preferably on a moderate temperature day so you can sit outside
Getting here: there’s a metered lot in the back, you’re welcome
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Last visited: February 2022
Last updated: April 2022