COFFEE & COCKTAILS
COFFEE & COCKTAILS
The Guest House, run by owners Rose and Aram Serobian, is the newest evolution of the beloved Home Restaurants that have been feeding eastsiders in Los Feliz and Silverlake for nearly 20 years. The Guest House—which feels European by way of old-Hollywood glam house, with its comfy porch and side patio—is the perfect setting to slide from afternoon coffee and avocado toast to a full bar of craft cocktails, beer, and wine with modern American shareable plates.
The Craftsman-style house was converted into a full restaurant and bar but kept much of its original charm. The new design features high-arched ceilings with exposed wood beams, Italian floor tiles, tufted leather banquets, a full working fireplace, and a cozy covered patio and front porch with wooden table tops and stenciled tile floors. A private space in the back with dark wood fixtures and designer wall paper gives the place an elegant feel throughout.
The regionally inspired menu at the Guest House, created by Chef Ara (originally from the Netherlands), was designed to be shared with items like Chilean Blue Mussels, Shrimp Saganaki, Southern-Style Sliders, Moroccan Meatballs, and Octopus Salata. Wines are a curated list of boutique California vintages including Santa Barbara’s Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir and the Alma Rosa Pinot Gris,also from Santa Barbara, and California craft beers such as Beeline Track 7 blonde ale and Atticus Double IPA from Torrance California. The craft-cocktail program, curated by Mixologist / General Manager Edwin Del Rosal, uses locally sourced (California-derived) and hyper locally sourced (Los Angeles–derived) ingredients, with standouts such as the Navy Grog—using Three Sheets Rum from San Diego, alchemist ginger syrup from Los Angeles, and local clementines also grown in Los Angeles—and the WD Swizzle, named after Los Feliz's famous neighbor Walt Disney, made with raisin-infused El Silencio Mezcal, agave nectar, lime, carrot, and pineapple juice, and served with a Mickey Mouse logo printed on edible rice paper.
The Guest House is open daily with counter service from 7am - 4pm serving coffee, cocktails, breakfast, and lunch and full dinner service nightly from 5pm till 10pm during the week and 11pm on Friday & Saturday.
1750 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Monday - Friday
7AM - 5PM
8AM - 5PM
8AM - 5PM
Monday - Thursday
5PM - 10PM
Friday - Saturday
5PM - 11PM
THE GUEST HOUSE
A comfortable spot with coffee, cocktails, and a family-style menu
Anyone who lives in Los Feliz or Silver Lake has likely enjoyed myriad meals at the Home mini-chain, a no-frills and no-surprises local standby. The Guest House is the newest arrival from the same crew: the owners, Rose and Arom Serobian, went to Europe and were inspired to open a cafe that served both coffee and cocktails, which means the programs for both are top-notch here. They also have a sharing-encouraged food menu with Chilean mussels and Moroccan meatballs, as well as a boutique-y wine list and a Cali-centric craft beer menu.
In December 2017, Los Feliz’s H Coffee House announced their closure with a twist: they would close temporarily and reopen as a new restaurant. This Thursday, The Guest House opens with a breakfast and lunch menu, and pending inspection approval will have an evening menu of small and medium-sized Mediterranean-inspired plates.Owners Aram and Rose Serobian own both HOME restaurants in Los Feliz and Silverlake, a neighborhood staple since 1997. The pair opened H Coffee in 2014 after a year-long renovation. And even though locals appreciated the converted craftsman cafe with booths, they opted to change things up after recent trips to Europe. They marveled at how European cafes typically included alcohol and favored sharing menus. The Guest House is going for a few steps above cafe status, but will maintain their cozy style with new touches like white marble, enhanced wood floors, and custom designed wallpaper among the porch and patio seating.About the name. When sitting at the adjacent HOME, the Serobians always referred to H Coffee as a guest house. The early and evening menus were made by HOME’s longtime chef Ara Babakhanian. He is going for decidedly eggy-options during the day, and shared options such as Moroccan meatballs, octopus salad, Chilean mussels, and oxtail ragu during evening service. The Guest House will also build a cocktail list, and serve wine and local beers. They will start with lunch and close at 4pm, then open for dinner sometime next week.
Single-family homes converted into boxy apartment buildings...Bad.
Single-family homes converted into your new hangout that just happens to have ridiculous patios, draft coffee and mushroom-gruyere toast...Not so bad.
It's not so bad at all at the Guest House, a big, beautiful, actual house that is now soft-open as a place for you to eat, drink and "work" in Los Feliz. Check it out.
This comes from the owners of Home and is actually connected to that institution by a short passageway. But here, you'll find a more domestic mood with patterned wallpaper, a vintage radio, marble counters and a menu wholly its own. Never shall the two intertwine. Like star-crossed lovers, with a thing for fancy toast.
You'll make your way here after getting up, whenever that is. Then, order the egg fried rice with Marcona almonds and turkey sausage. Or mushroom gruyere toast with smoked bacon and a draft nitro-coffee from the copper taps.
Scan the room and spot a hopelessly device-addicted neighborhood crowd wearing funny shorts and funnier mustaches, then escape to the patio on the right side. Not to be confused with the front patio.
There, you'll get sun and relative tranquility looking off Hillhurst as you contemplate the things that are important to you. Like the fact that in two weeks, they'll begin serving dinner.
Cocktails, too. Like a raisin-infused mezcal, carrot, lime and pineapple juice amalgamation called the W.D. Swizzle that comes with a dissolving rice paper logo of Mickey Mouse.
You've contemplated worse.