Whether you go sweet or savory, the Milk Shop features some of the best sandwiches, sodas,LAmilk and sweets an L.A. restaurant could offer. Though breakfast and lunch are the most popular times to visit the shop, most people stop by for a quick slice of blue velvet cake or a Shirley Temple float.

If you think blue cake and whimsical ice cream floats sound more childish than chic, you won’t believe how elegant the décor is and how its fashioned similar to an upscale New York eatery. This place is a perfect first date spot where you are encouraged to create your own malts or split a pear and almond tart for two. With first daters, young couples, and anyone who loves good food, it wasn’t long until the ladies from MTV’s The Hills made their debut on the show eating a casual late afternoon lunch here.

If you are going for lunch, do how the Hills girls do; snag a table outside on the street to get front row seating for people watching.