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Take a quick three minute drive from Hubble Studio, over the 4th street bridge, and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles known as The Arts District. These 50 blocks of DTLA are now home to some of the cities best new restaurants, shops and art galleries- and the best part is, you can walk it all. Here’s our take on what you should do in the area:

But First, Coffee!

Blue Bottle Coffee

Nestled between 4th and 6th Street, you’ll find Blue Bottle Coffee, one of our favorite go-to coffee spots. Their menu is the standard run of drip, pour-over, and espresso drinks. At Blue Bottle, coffee is only sold within 48 hours out of the roaster- which is why it’s no surprise their coffee is so delicious and #1 on our list. P.S.- If you’re in the mood for a quick bite, grab some to-go grain bowls, parfaits, and even cereal while you’re there.

582 Mateo St


For The Foodies


Chef Neal Fraser serves up real comfort food featuring handcrafted epic dishes and small plates such as hearty salads, burgers, soft pretzels, waffle fries and charred brussel sprouts.

814 Traction Ave

Zinc Café and Bar Mateo

Zinc Café is a quaint café on a beautiful garden patio off the industrial streets of the Arts District. Here you’ll find vegetarian takes on American comfort food. If you’re into happy hour, stop by Bar Mateo, a mixology lounge, hidden by the olive trees in back.

580 Mateo St.


Check it out

A&D Art Gallery

If you’re in the area you’ll definitely want to check out a few art galleries. Our first pick is A&D Art Gallery. This gallery is devoted to the exhibition of progressive architecture and design in Los Angeles. Their upcoming exhibit, City Lab Times 10, is scheduled to launch Feb. 3rd, 2017.

900 E. 4th Street

Downtown LA Graffiti Art Tours

Take a tour through the streets of DTLA and you’ll be amazed at what's in store! Your guide will show you massive murals and hidden gems that would be otherwise be missed in a quick car trip through the neighborhood.

670 Moulton Ave #9 A


Retail Therapy

Artists&Fleas LA

Artists&Fleas LA is a unique community flea market that showcases art, design and fashion alongside a selection of vintage and upcycled merchandise. Check it out every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 11AM-5PM starting in 2017.

740 E. 3rd St.

Coming Soon: At Mateo

What used to be five warehouses occupying a huge block bounded by Mateo and Palmetto will be converted into an open-air 130,000 square foot retail hub named At Mateo. This space will consist of a major retail anchor, grocery stores, numerous restaurants and retail shops. Keep an eye out for it’s official opening!


Break a Sweat

The Springs Yoga

Clear your mind and get a sweat in at this cute little café. Not only does The Springs have raw and vegan-eats but also offers yoga&meditation at their studio. Join them for free mediation Mon-Fri at 1PM.

608 Mateo Street

The Rec Center Crossfit

If you’re looking for something a little more upbeat, you can always pop in to the Rec Center Crossfit box and get your tire flips on!

588 Mateo St





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