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Trails Cafe: Feast on Homemade Food, Take a Hike in Griffith Park

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Just a few minutes north of the busy Los Feliz Boulevard is a peaceful outdoor setting, perfect for a light snack or lunch. Owned by a music producer, Trails Cafe sits on Fern Dell Drive inside Griffith Park's Western end serving up homemade and organic-vegetarian friendly food to hikers and those who just want to sneak away from the urban feeling, if only for a half hour.

Whether it's a hot dog on a stick in a flakey dough crust (veggie dogs available, too) or a baked mushroom cashew pie topped off by a rhubarb tart and lemonade, there's something for everyone, including your dog. Seating is on picnic tables and if you can't afford to escape the madness, free WiFi is available.

A few meandering trails lead up from the boulevard below and around the area. You can also hike to the Griffith Park Observatory in about 20 minutes one-way. There's nothing better than the occasional casual meal at the beloved Trails.