Beverly Hills–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 décor.
Alfred Beverly Hills
With 11 locations spread across Los Angeles and Japan, 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 artwork is by artist JGoldcrown, known for his Bleeding Hearts/Lovewall series that can be seen throughout the world.
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. Tucked away from the bustling downtown Beverly Hills, the hotel has also been the writing spot for Hollywood scripts such as Good Will Hunting, The Godfather and The Graduate.
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 beloved by celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Paris Hilton and Chrissy Tiegen. When he’s not busy in the kitchen, Chef Ford enjoys snapping photos and videos of his sweet creations to post on his Instagram account and blog, Butter Love & Hardwork.
The Cabana Café
Located inside The Beverly Hills Hotel, which has earned its fame by housing some of the most glamorous celebrities and public figures of all time, is the iconic 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
After a long day of shopping, what better way to unwind than venturing to Barney’s rooftop restaurant, 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 one (or two) sparkling rings which look even more glamorous amidst the Southern California sunset.