Small boutiques, first-class restaurants and excellent coffee shops are all distinguishing features of the San Fernando Valley. What was once a dreaded trip “over the hill” to those in Beverly Hills has become a haven from the glitz and glamour of the Westside.

1. Alfred Coffee

12077 Ventura Pl, Studio City

2. Aroma Coffee and Tea

4360 Tujunga Ave, Studio City

Tip: free street parking is available on Bakman Ave. between Woodbridge St. and Valley Spring Lane; their Burrata BLT and chocolate mousse cake are must-tries

3. Coffee Fix

12508 Moorpark St, Studio City

4. Coffee for Breakfast

11482 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood

5. Happy Days

14552 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

6. Humble Bee Bakery and Cafe

17321 Saticoy St, Northridge

7. Joan’s on Third

12059 Ventura Pl, Studio City

8. Joe Coffee

5251 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood

9. Moby’s Coffee and Tea Co.

5668 Cahuenga Blvd, North Hollywood

10. M Street Coffee

13251 Moorpark St, Sherman Oaks

11. Steampunk Coffeebar

12526 Burbank Blvd, Valley Village

12. Sweet Butter Kitchen

13824 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

13. SweetSalt Food Shop

10218 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake