The Highland Park neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles seems to have fresh creative outlets springing up every day. Café Birdie was greeted as a game-changer when it opened in 2016; the venue that solidified the area’s reputation as a place to eat, meet, and mingle. With its marble-top counters and high ceilings, the café has the flavor of a Parisian bistro. The menu—like the interior design—fuses Californian staples with Mediterranean references. A true neighborhood spot, Café Birdie serves dinner every night and brunch on weekends. — Cafe Birdie 5631 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles California 90042 United States TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Plein Air Café Drawing from the impressionist ideal of painting outdoors, partners Soo Choi and Kevin Heisner have made Chicago's Plein Air Café a dreamy space. St. John Bread and Wine Opened by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver in 2003, St. John Bread and Wine combines a daily set menu with baked goods and artfully chosen wines. Do You Read Me? When it first opened its doors in 2008 in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood, this popular magazine shop presented a modest collection of 100 titles. Peter Miller Architecture Peter Miller Books has been an essential place to visit in Seattle for a quarter century. March If only we could have kitchens that are exact replicas of this beautiful San Francisco shop called March. Heide Museum of Modern Art Heide Museum of Modern Art combines contemporary art, architecture, gardens and coffee into what is a lovely way to while away your afternoon.