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The Trails Cafe

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2333 Fern Dell Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
+1 323-871-2102
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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San Diego, California
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755 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy coming here when friends are in town visiting. The venue is unique and the food is really good. It can get crowded so call ahead of time.

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Thank CaribbeanFan79
New Delhi, India
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107 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Trails cafe is a fun spot in Griffith Park. It feels as if you have escaped the mad rush of LA. You can enjoy the food, a cuppa, snacks, and the service is quite good. The food isn't something to die for but the ambiance is what makes the visit here worth your while.

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Thank vipul20044
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Trails Cafe is a charming, fun and delicious spot to hit in Awesome Griffith Park. It used to be an old hot dog stand that was re-opened 10 years (?) back by some more gourmet minded folks. You can sit at the picnic tables or on some bales of hay and eat your patties, sandwiches, slice of pie or snakedog!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cafe is the perfect antidote to the rushed life of LA. At the beginning/end of the Ferndell trail - a teeny tiny trail that is a soothing little trail perfect for little kids to explore, the cafe is a good resting/starting point to have a cup of coffee, enjoy a snack on the picnic tables... service is friendly. i... More 

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San Diego
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food at this place was OK it wasn't the greatest but it was OK the service was extremely slow...

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Thank Nathan P
Southern California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

They serve sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee/beverages. Presentation and service were grade-school cafeteria quality. Food was barely-edible and a poor value. Bring your own in a brown paper bag, like you did on school field trips; you'll be much more satisfied.

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Thank convivial
Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I live nearby and when a friend suggested meeting here for coffee, I was surprised the place even existed. It's a quaint cabin type place in a nature setting with lots of great ambiance. Parking is a little tricky but it was a weekend. Perhaps during the week there are less people. All in all a fine coffee shop in... More 

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Thank Writer/Director
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Exceptional Avocado sandwich with sprouts onion and tomato.Coffee is from Stumptown. Staff is super friendly and the location is pure magic. They are dog friendly and you actually get to meet normal LA peeps! Best times to avoid lines on weekends are 8am or 11am. Great date place for pie and coffee in the afternoon.

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Thank mike h
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I found this place when I first moved to LA and I'm so glad I did. It's up in Griffith Park nestled amongst shady and fragrant pines so it makes it a beautiful place to dine alfresco. Come early because it's a very popular lunch spot. They have several options for breakfast, pastries, and lunch with vegetarian options. I really... More 

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Thank Joe_Cool68510
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A fantastic "local" foodie snack shack to visit in LA! Not everyone knows about this place. I've lived here my whole life... and even I didn't know about it until a few years ago! You are surrounded by trees, it's very laid back and easy going, and always easy to find a spot to sit somewhere, even if it's not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2333 Fern Dell Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-871-2102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?