Auntie Em's is still the go-to spot for hipster-happy breakfasts, comfort-food lunches, and, of course, cupcakes. But now you have a newly organized dining room and a pretty expansive covered patio out back, in addition to all the sidewalk tables. That means there's more room to spread out, especially for the special farmers market dinners that Wahl holds: The next one is July 20.
Wahl says her favorite part is finding other unique gift items to showcase, like the colored French glassware and linens, cool tin boxes, books, candles, vases and other gift-y things. There are a slew of artisanal goods, most made on the West Coast, like Happy Girl Kitchen jams and pickles, Echo Park's Laura Ann's Jams (Laura Ann Masura actually works at the cafe), and Highland Park's Bitter Tears bitters (Peppercorn bacon! Hibiscus lavender!).
"We consider this our gourmet pantry of general deliciousness," says Wahl. And who doesn't need that?