Avocados and Southern California pretty much go hand in hand, and with the Avocado Toast trend currently well established in Los Angeles, I knew it was time that we made a guide to some of the best Avocado Toasts that LA has to offer! I found more variety than expected while on the hunt for the best, though I did find a recurring theme of radishes, crème fraîche, and pickled onions at several spots. But even with all this variety, I was not once was let down (how could you be? Avocados + bread = match made in heaven). Here are our Top 10 Avocado Toasts that can be found all around Los Angeles!
10. Zinc Cafe
If you’re going to get Avocado Toast from Zinc at their DTLA Arts District location, you better get there before noon as they stop serving it at that time for the day! I learned this the hard way 🙁 Zinc Cafe serves up a pretty classic avocado toast, and you can’t beat the ambience of the light filled restaurant interior plus its courtyard and patio seating options. The toast comes with radish, pickled onions, chives, tomatoes and of course, hearty servings of avocado. I also liked that it came on three pieces, making it a little easier to eat (or split with a friend!).
9. Go Get Em Tiger
Go Get Em Tiger is your local favorite for coffee and food, always nestled in busy yet tight quarters in small neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. Their coffee combinations are perfection and made completely from scratch, coupled with great breakfast food makes a local paradise. Their avocado toast is very well known to be one of the best in Los Angeles and what made them famous. Light and full of veggies to start your day off right, the avocado toast is topped with radishes, pickles, cucumber and flax seed. Get this and their housemade chai for a perfect breakfast.
Approach Dinette’s cute little order window on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park to order up some super photogenic Avocado Toast or maybe a waffle! Dinette is open from 8am-5pm daily and located just a few minutes walking distance away from Echo Park Lake! The perfect treat after walking the loop around the lake, or take some to go and enjoy lazily on the grass by the lake. Now that’s living! Big chunky pieces of avocado, dotted with crème fraîche, cilantro, radishes, chili flakes and sea salt perched atop sourdough bread, ok it was really hard to pick favorites making this guide! $8 Avo Toast in what might be my favorite location (right by the lake), go get some!
7. LaMill Coffee
LaMill Coffee’s Avocado toast definitely wins for most filling toast!! I couldn’t finish it, had to leave some behind! They really piled the avocado on top of that tasty slice of bread (Toast is light & warm, perfectly crunchy around the edges and fluffy in the middle, A+), plus some pickled onion, radish, and a chili almond gremolata (wowza) to make this one of my favorite spots! Come here for lunch and coffee and maybe cross the street after to go to Milk for some dessert! $10 for the Avocado Toast, this one is definitely one not to be missed when in Silverlake. Chill coffeeshop vibes on the inside, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and street parking isn’t too bad.
6. Superba Food + Bread
Superba is a bakery and cafe that lives off serving their local community in Venice of live-well regulars. Their atmosphere is very comfortable with cute picnic tables on the patio or refurbished community tables inside with wide open windows to the outside for fresh air. You get a fresh breeze of ocean air and still feel part of the community inside. Freshly baked bread is the basis of Superba’s cuisine, adding classic brunch and lunch favorites plus artisanal coffee and tea. Thus toasts are a specialty. Their avocado toast is fresh and bright with pickles frescos, radish sprouts and cilantro, but most of the all the toast it sits upon is thick and crunchy with soft warmth on the inside. Perfection! Superba really is the perfect weekend brunch spot.
Located on Virgil Avenue on the edge of Silverlake, you’ll be lucky to go to Sqirl and not have to wait in a long line- it’s worth it no matter what though. Made with JJ’s Avocados, hot pickled carrots, green garlic creme fraiche, wood sorrel, house za’atar and $9, this is one solid choice for Avocado toast. This one wins for most unique Avocado Toast, although it could’ve used just a little more avocado on it! I found it a little lacking, but aside from that, it was crunchy, tangy, spicy, crazy flavorful and delicious. If you’re in more of a sweets mood, Sqirl has the best toast in town, hands down. Order just a slice of their toast with jam, or go a little wild and get it with ricotta and jam! Trust.
We looooove this Mediterranean take on Avocado Toast from Dune! Served atop Bub and Grandma’s sourdough bread with a tomato confit on the side, and check out the garlic cloves! This one makes for a great lunch item, but their Atwater location opens at 10am and you can also get it topped with an 8-minute egg, so..choose your own adventure!
3. All Time
When you’re feeling a little fancy but still want a laid back atmosphere, walk on in to this charming little cafe tucked away in the Los Feliz neighborhood of LA. They serve up a serious breakfast menu (and we’ve heard their dinner is amazing as well, just be prepared to spend some $$ no matter what time of day), and their avocado toast is definitely one of the best avocado toasts in Los Angeles. The bread it’s served on is thick, seedy, and a little on the lighter and fluffier side- a nice change from all the rustic loaf slices at most other restaurants. Simple, delicious, and filling, you must try this toast next time you’re nearby!
2. Lodge Bread Co
Going straight to the source of good bread for your avocado toast is the way you’ll be going when you visit Lodge Bread in Culver City. This friendly little bakery serves a full breakfast & lunch menu in addition to their bread and pastry case, so you can grab a meal and get some bread to take home after! Their avocado toast is one of the best avocado toasts in Los Angeles and tastes just as good as it looks. Topped with an extremely generous amount of avocado on a thick slice of bread, artfully arranged radishes, lemon, olive oil, balsamic and fresh cracked pepper, you’ll get stares of envy from fellow diners when this avocado toast is placed in front of you!
1. Verve Coffee Roasters
Verve Coffee Roasters continues their takeover of LA with another new cafe opening in the Arts District in 2019, and this space might be their best yet with a sunny & open interior cafe space with plenty of seating, plus an outdoor patio area with even more seating. Their menu is impressive, but of course we’re here for the avocado toast. Made with a slice of Superba bakery sourdough bread, topped with avocado, shallots, and radishes and drizzled with olive oil and fresh cut chives, the secret ingredient that makes this toast really stand out is that there’s a spread of butter on top of the toast before the avocado! It adds a subtle sweetness that is so delightful, and makes you wonder why you never thought to do it yourself! Get yourself to Verve and try this avocado toast ASAP!