In Beverly Hills, you’ll find a wide variety of unique restaurants that not only cater to the tourists and locals but also the Insta-famous. From trendy coffee shops and cafés to prestigious restaurants housed in many of the city’s iconic hotels, there’s no shortage of colorful dishes, drinks, and jaw-dropping decor.
Alfred Beverly Hills
The trendy coffee shop, Alfred Beverly Hills, offers an eclectic beverage menu featuring Stumptown Coffee, pressed juices from Raw Juicery and kombucha on tap. The café also has a large selection of sweet and savory pastry options and to-go salads. After fueling up, visitors are encouraged to snap a photo in front of the shop’s iconic neon green “But First, Coffee” sign located inside or walk outside to pose in front of its colorful #LoveWall adorned with multicolor hearts.
The camera always eats first at Avec Nous, the bright and airy French bistro inside Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Vibrant dishes, hand-crafted cocktails and a chic interior reminiscent of Old Hollywood present the perfect opportunity to serve plenty of followers some serious lunch envy. Visit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or from 4 to 7 p.m. for a daily cocktail hour and indulge your Insta-feed with classic French bistro dishes such as seasonal flatbreads, Loup de Mer, bouillabaisse and more served with a contemporary twist.
With Rodeo Drive as your backdrop, there’s no better place to enjoy a picture-perfect dining experience than at THE Blvd restaurant and lounge tucked inside the historic Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. Executive Pastry Chef Chris Ford’s dainty, artful and intricate pastries are almost too beautiful to eat like “The Beverly Bar,” a flourless chocolate cake complemented by cassis, chocolate mousse, and 23 karat gold flakes or his crackable chocolate confections that are the best.
The Cabana Café
From wood-fired pizza to the hotel’s legendary McCarthy salad, this poolside eatery offers the perfect menu and setting to enjoy a casual lunch, cool breakfast or exclusive private party. The hotel’s classic green stripes and pink décor adorn the restaurant, where social influencers flock to the large, cozy booths that offer plenty of tablespace for artful food photography.
Fred’s at Barney’s New York
Fred’s, to enjoy a nourishing meal along with a panoramic view of Beverly Hills. It’s easy to take a shot of that new purse, watch or even the sparkling rings which look even more glamorous amidst the Southern California sunset.
Gratitude Beverly Hills
Known for its organic, plant-based menu, Gratitude Beverly Hills offers bright, colorful dishes that pop in photos, such as its Vivid Acai Superfood Bowl with quinoa, cashew granola, coconut, mixed berries, ginger syrup and the choice of two additions: goji berries, almond butter, cacao nibs, coconut yogurt, hempseeds or raw honey. Even its cocktails are Insta-worthy, like its Carbon Footprint that entails bourbon, charcoal, aquafaba, lemon and lime all topped with a frothy miniature footprint that serves as an artful touch.
Il Cielo has gotten plenty of camera love for not only its stunning plated dishes but also its patio with twinkling lights and ivy-adorned walls. No matter the occasion, the restaurant can accommodate spectacular floral arrangements, elegant multi-tiered wedding cakes and elaborate lighting displays that truly give meaning behind the phrase: pictures speak louder than words.
Ladurée Beverly Hills
The Parisan café and pastry shop, Ladurée is filled with pastel-colored macarons, lime green couches, white lattice walls, and large flower accents. Aside from sweet treats, the café also offers a full lunch and dinner menu, or for a lighter appetite, small petit fours. Pink oversized chairs act as the perfect accessory for photos and bitesize miniature works of art that steal the spotlight.
The Living Room
The restaurant’s traditional Afternoon Tea is available daily and offers a selection of delectable bite-size sandwiches, scones, and pastries along with 19 blends of loose leaf tea leaves, custom blended for the five-star hotel. While visitors enjoy the service, they can also take in the elegant surroundings, soft natural lighting, and soothing live harp.
The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills
Located inside the picturesque Montage Beverly Hills, The Restaurant is overseen by Chef de Cuisine, Monica Olaes, who has created a menu that blends classic American dishes with traditional Philippine fare. Olaes pairs her seasonal dishes pork belly dish with succulent and colorful fruit which looks even more spectacular behind a camera lens.
The Rooftop by JG
No matter what time of day, The Rooftop by JG is packed with style enthusiasts posing near the restaurant’s clear, glass perimeter that offers one of the most stunning panoramic views of Beverly Hills and Hollywood from 12 stories high. Open to the public, diners can sip on refreshing cocktails and try some of its sharable dishes like the Hamachi sashimi with chili tapioca and tropical fruit while sitting beneath umbrellas, or during the evening, sit and dine near the fire pit situated in an alcove of a lush, living wall.
Treat yourself to the finer things in life at Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant, Spago Beverly Hills, where you can expect savory dishes from wood oven pizza to an eight-course chef’s tasting menu that boasts expertly sourced elements of California-fresh ingredients. Sago Beverly Hills offers an experience that is equal parts beautiful, delicious and unique.