Atwater Village Restaurants

Tucked away in an enclave between Los Feliz and Glendale, Atwater Village is a laidback, often overlooked neighborhood--except by the Beastie Boys, who set up shop here back in the early 90s to record ?Check Your Head.? Today, the strip is holding its own with plenty of good eats. Check out our list for tasty Atwater Village restaurants. (Photo: Baracoa Cuban Cafe)

Updated: July 30, 2010

Where to Eat in Atwater Village


Atwater Grill

3143 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Atwater Village's best-kept secret for the cheapest eats this side of a fast food bag. Deli sandwiches, gyros and, um ... can you say double-bacon cheeseburger, fries and a drink for under five bucks?


Tacos Villa Corona

3185 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

This Atwater dining institution may be short on seating (try four chairs and two tiny tables on the sidewalk), but they more than make up for it with crave-worthy breakfast burritos and a mean meatless menu.


Canelé

3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

This popular neighborhood bistro offers comforting fare made with seasonal ingredients in a warm atmosphere that includes a communal table. Don't miss the thick, fluffy French toast for brunch.


Baracoa Cuban Cafe

3175 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Inexpensive and authentic, this cozy joint is a mom-and-pop affair with just enough candlelight to make it a budget date-night destination. Word of warning: If you're craving arroz con pollo, don't wait until late--when it's gone, it's gone.


Viet Noodle Bar

3133 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Not your standard pho shop, this contemporary take on a Vietnamese noodle joint serves up everything from jackfruit noodles to spicy sardine sandwiches in a minimalist setting with one long communal table.


Sweets For The Soul

3169 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

These gourmet treats may put a dent in your wallet, but you get what you pay for. In this case, to-die-for brownies made with organic, preservative-free ingredients and decadent Valrhona chocolate.


The Village Bakery and Cafe

3119 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Organic coffee, artisanal bread and fresh-baked muffins and scones are reason enough to stop by this Atwater cafe, but there's also a tasty breakfast and lunch menu with hearty scrambles, fresh salads and sandwiches.


Kaldi Coffee & Tea

3147 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

In a neighborhood that prefers independently-owned establishments to chains, it's no surprise that Atwater's favorite cup of coffee (roasted in-house) comes from this beloved coffee shop and not one of the two Seattle-based mega-chains nearby.


Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Those looking for old-school meat and potatoes and prime rib dinners are wise to stop by this Scottish fairy-tale cottage. And the pub ain't so bad either.