The Addison’s Must-See Neighborhood Guide

Vibrant and tasteful, The Addison’s thoughtfully designed townhomes are a testament to the neighborhood in which they reside. Housing some of LA’s most iconic restaurants, coffee shops, clothing stores and more, the Melrose District has something for everyone.

Whether you’re in pursuit of flavor, adventure or style—you’re sure to find it within a walk or short drive of home. Here’s a taste of what our neighborhood has to offer:

For the Fitness Fan 

Runyon Canyon Park

This popular hiking locale is anything but a hidden gem, but it’s a gem, nonetheless. Featuring a 2.7-mile loop trail—whose peak offers incredible views of the LA area—Runyon Canyon has solidified its spot as a local fave. Dogs are welcome within the park, and there are even some off-leash areas.

P.volve LA

Centered on functional movement, P.volve’s classes help sculpt, tone and strengthen. Classes include “Strength & Sculpt” for resistance training; “Cardio Burn” for a low-impact, high-intensity workout; and “Recover & Stretch” to increase mobility and ease tension.

Barry’s WeHo

For 21 years, Barry’s has been an LA staple for getting your sweat on—and get your sweat on, you will. You’ll burn up to 1,000 calories in their original HIIT workout classes: 50% cardio on the treadmill, 50% strength training. They also offer a “Double Floor” workout, which focuses entirely on strength training (no cardio).

By the way… residents of The Addison can take advantage of our ClassPass amenity* and access a wide range of workouts offered at fitness studios in our neighborhood.

For the Foodie

Melrose Place Farmers Market

Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., various vendors set up on Melrose Avenue, giving locals a chance to stock their kitchens with fresh produce, fish, bread, hummus, dips and more. Discover new vendors each week, alongside regular favorites.

Crossroads Kitchen

Located on the corner of Melrose and Sweetzer, Crossroads Kitchen is an upscale restaurant, serving plant-based Mediterranean fare. With exquisite dishes ranging from homemade pasta to stuffed zucchini blossoms, Crossroads Kitchen could make a vegan out of a carnivore.

Gracias Madre

If there’s one thing this neighborhood does well (and it’s many more than one), it’s delight your taste buds—no matter your food preferences or restrictions. Another famous vegan restaurant, Gracias Madre serves signature cocktails and plant-based Mexican food. Be sure to check out their Happy Hour and Taco Tuesday specials.

Croft Alley 

Centered on a menu of “unique dishes with simplicity and balance,” Croft Alley—just steps from The Addison on Melrose Place—will make you feel like a regular during your first visit. Expect comfort food with a little flair and surprise tweaks on traditional dishes in a cozy environment. 

Catch LA

Your entrance to Catch LA is lined with a wall of beautiful flowers and greenery—setting the tone for this indoor-outdoor rooftop restaurant. With food as beautiful as its atmosphere, Catch LA is perfect for date nights, weekend brunch with friends, or any other occasion you’d think of that calls for good food and good views.

For the Coffee Aficionado 

Alfred Coffee

Melrose Place is home to the original Alfred Coffee, which is celebrating its ninth anniversary this year. Known for its Instagram-worthy aesthetic and catchy “But First, Coffee.” slogan, Alfred is the perfect place to pick up your favorite drink—coffee, tea, or even a “Chagaccino” made with Chaga mushrooms—and pair it with their signature breakfast burrito for a morning started right.

Carrera Cafe

This corner cafe is a delight. Breakfast sandwiches, pastries and avocado toast pair perfectly with their bright, clean vibe and trendy coffee drinks. Order a cappuccino or latte with their famous latte art—you can even choose your art from a selection of images and phrases.

Urth Caffé

Serving heirloom organic coffees and teas along with a variety of light and hearty food items, Urth Caffé is a longstanding LA tradition. Among their health-conscious and sustainable menu items, you’ll find plenty of organic, gluten-free, or vegan options.

For the Trendsetter 

Reformation Vintage

Featuring a beautifully curated selection of clothing, accessories and shoes—including Reformation pieces and other brands—Reformation Vintage is conveniently located just down the street from The Addison on Melrose Avenue. Want even more from this sustainable fashion fave? Reformation has another (non-vintage) location nearby on Melrose as well.

The Paper Bag Princess Vintage

Another prime vintage shop, The Paper Bag Vintage is your go-to for special event attire, one-of-a-kind pieces and other rare and beautiful finds. Expect to find couture fashion by Chanel, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent and more in this stunning boutique. 

Decades

A local fave since 1997, Decades sells pre-owned vintage and contemporary designer clothing. In addition to working with stylists, studios and publications, the beloved shop is open to the everyday fashionista as well.

Melrose Trading Post

Anything but your average flea market, the Melrose Trading Post—open every Sunday to the public—is an outdoor marketplace for handcrafted artisan goods, vintage clothing, antique furniture and plenty of items you won’t find anywhere else.

Sound like a neighborhood you’d like to call home? Come experience The Addison’s move-in ready townhomes and its incredible neighborhood in person. Our Sales Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. Call 310-299-6449  or email theaddisonsales@etcohomes.com to arrange a tour.

*See sales executive for full details on the ClassPass offering.