Fig & Olive on Melrose Place

Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Let me start off with the ambiance of this place. I went during lunch with a friend on a Saturday. The atmosphere was light and airy. The restaurant was nicely lit from the natural sunlight outside and there were lots of well dressed people. To me it seemed like a good place for a nice date with a significant other, or a fun gossip brunch place with your girls. The staff are incredibly friendly and the service itself was great. We sat down and were given some bread with 3 different types of olive oil. The waiter then continued to tell us what flavor and where each olive oil was from which I thought was a nice conversation starter for diners to talk amongst themselves after ordering their drinks.

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington’s botanical gardens cover 120 acres and showcase plants from around the world. It’s not just rose gardens or herb gardens — they’ve got full-on ecosystems: a Japanese garden, Chinese garden, jungle, desert, lily ponds, a subtropical garden. Spent the rest of our afternoon at Cafe Maji in Arcadia, California. The Passion Fruit Tea Lemonade is tangy and very complimenting after the sweetness from the Waffle Sundae (3 scoops of ice cream, cookies, fruity pebbles, chocolate sauce, whip cream, on top of a nice warm waffle).

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