Cafe Birdie

American / Italian

Highland Park


Get directions | 5631 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042, United States


Hours | Monday:
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Life is hard sometimes. Work never ends, your roommate eats your leftovers and lies about it, and the person you steal HBOGo from just canceled their subscription. And that’s just today. Adulthood is a never-ending parade of trials and tribulations, and if you don’t find those outlets to get you through it all, you might never make it. So thank god for Cafe Birdie – the only place we want to be after a week from hell.
Just by walking into this Highland Park spot, you’re immediately put at ease. It’s not small, but the main dining room – with scattered marble tables and wooden beams overhead – feels like you’re visiting your rich aunt’s French provincial home for the holidays. (She might even have drugs for you, but you’ll have to wait a night before she tells you they’re above the fridge next to the Cliff bars.)
Anyways, you’re early and immediately notice the crowded bar off to the left and want a drink. Resist though, and instead head out the back, through the patio, and into a detached little building with a bar called Good Housekeeping inside. The tiny, brick-walled speakeasy feels like you stumbled into a private whiskey society, but trust us, you’re in the right place. Its low-key vibe and tremendous cocktails are the ideal pre-dinner experience. Plan accordingly.