This spot is a very well kept secret located on Melrose. The people that frequent this shop are usually locals who are patrons. After only my second visit the manager introduced himself to me knowing that I was new! I felt like I was in an episode of Cheers... but better! Sandwiches are adequate, the coffee is delicious but the service and people are what makes this cute place so wonderful! I suggest a visit to this shop, bring a book and relax or get some typing down. This isnt Starbucks, they like for you to linger and get to know one another! Parking in the back is free but be warned sometimes finding a decent spot is an adventure! Great atmosphere, great staff, great coffee. Check it out!!

Stir Crazy:
6917 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

This place was absolutely DELISH!!! While the location might not be the most enviable (literally a quick turn off one of the busiest streets on Highland) with no real room to sit and enjoy your tasty treat in the sunny LA sun it doesn't even matter. I am a sugar junkie and this hit the spot... and more! If you want a mouth orgasm this is a definite GO GO GO!! Don't expect to find anything to save your hips, there are no calorie friendly options but this is a sin you MUST succumb to every now and than. Our resident finder Ashley P got the "peanut butter chocolate cupcake" which was literally just like having a piece of Heaven on Earth. PERFECTION. I divulged into the red velvet cupcake which is one of the best I've had in a long time. Note: definitely be ADVENTUROUS when choosing your treat. Forget the go to, get the bold, new sugar rush- you will not be disappointed. In all I am so going back to try every single flavor. Yum!

Froasted Cupcakery
1200 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038-1207
(323) 467-1080
If your mutt is anything like mine he is constantly finding any dirty, grimy, muddy area and continuely rolling around till sufficiently happy... and unpresentable. And if you are anything like me the thought of washing him in your tub gives you hives. Now enter: Bone Sweet Bone. An absolutely lovely place in Studio City that offers a wide range of fabulous puppy pleasing services. For a small dog (1-10lbs) it only takes $30 to get a full package of a wash, blowdry, nail trim, ear cleaning and anal gland cleaning (trust me you AND you pooch want that)! The babies return happy, clean and smelling to die for! A definite GO!! *Please note a price change, apparently it is now $42 for a small dog cleaning package.

Bone Sweet Bone
11324 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 985-2663