Melrose Ave. is perhaps best known for the excitement the street generates, from nightlife to trendy kicks and clothes. But this is L.A., and there’s also that distinctly chill vibe emanating from Melrose – if you know where to look. Here are a few decidedly cool spots to find a new spin on getting mellow.
You didn’t really think there could be a story about chillin’ on Melrose without something actually chilled, did you? Cold Rolled Ice Cream Company is a new ice cream concept shop that prepares “Thai” rolled ice cream. Beautiful, wafer thin, made-to-order desserts are unique and delicious, served in a cheerful location that makes the perfect spot to kick back with an ice cream treat you won’t find anywhere else. With flavors that include unique favorites such as Matcha Green Tea and White Chocolate Pistachio, Strawberry Cheesecake and Oreos & Cream, you’ll find make-your-own and house favorite selections to suit any taste.
The dessert is prepared on a chilled stainless-steel plate – and we do mean chilled at -15 degrees. Ice cream is formed as you watch using an aeration process. Watch, be dazzled, and then get ready to drool as your ice cream flavors are spread thinly onto a plate, personalized with your name in a flavored drizzle, and scraped into rolls. Topped with fresh fruit or whipped cream or a variety of other tasty treats, the ice cream is even offered in non-dairy alternatives such as almond milk and coconut milk. And while you’re chillin’ with your treat, don’t miss the shop’s mural by street artist Jonathan Cirlin.
Sometimes you need a little psychic chill, and House of Intuition is more than capable of providing it. This beautiful metaphysical shop offers candles, incense, crystals, and readings. From magical candles to insightful readings and healers, smudge kits, luxury aromatherapy, bath and body products, and bath bombs with essential oils, you’ll find something to mellow your spirit and attract the bliss of abundance. Just browsing the lovely shop relaxes those furrowed L.A. brows.
House of Intuition
7449 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Family owned since 1989, Melrose Beauty Center is more than just a beauty supply store. Pamper yourself with lush aromatherapy products, top quality hair, skin, and facial care, hair color products, lotions, and even fine candles in a wide range of scents for men and women. Roaming the aisles of this store, you’ll find products that stimulate beauty and relaxation inside and out. Enjoy soothing Moroccan oil or find the perfume scent that’s right for you.
Melrose Beauty Center
7617 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
There’s nothing like a freshly-made organic juice to soothe body and soul. The menu here offers a wide variety of renowned smoothies and juices, including the best-selling Coconut Kale smoothie, made with Coconut meat, coconut water, banana, kale, cinnamon and agave. Or try the chocolately goodness of the Vegan Chocolate smoothie made with chocolate chips, vegan ice cream, rice milk, agave and cacao powder. Fruity-fresh acai bowls are also on the menu. So, get renewed and chill already.
Naturewell2 Organic Juice Bar
7261 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Offering 3,000 square feet of design space, Reform gallery exhibits rare and handcrafted decorative arts and modern furnishings. Bring some Zen home with you. Specializing in California Modernism, you’re sure to find an amazing piece or two to transform your space into the ultimate in mellow, stylish chill. Curator and owner Gerard O’Brien offers the works of such artists as Sam Maloof and Ray Eames, featuring lounge chairs you’ll never want to leave that are as much objects of art as they are of comfort, one-of-a-kind ceramics, and lamps that illuminate the imagination as well as a room.
6819 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Regaled for their compassionate staff and wide range of organic cannabis products, K-Town Collective offers edibles, flower, and vape products to suit anyone’s needs for pain relief, or stress reduction. The medical dispensary offers health and wellness options such as pure CBD oil, infused gummies, sodas, and chocolate bars, as well as topical relief patches and balm.
7382 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
At Toasted and Roasted, you’ll find a delightfully relaxed ambiance, and beverages worth slowly sipping. The husband and wife-owned venue promises sustainably-sourced beans that are roasted with love. Shop for your own fragrant beans to take home, take the advice of experienced baristas when it comes to brewing styles from French Press to Steam Punk. Taste the organic coffee brews, or experience Kombucha from Kombucha Culture, with four flavors on tap. Enjoy Nitro Cold Brew recipes redolent of chocolaty smoothness, or try the unique Cold Brew Soda, infused with carbon and perfect with vanilla or lavender and orchid flavors. Try a sandwich, enjoy a wall mural, relax and stay awhile.
Toasted and Roasted Coffee Shop
7311 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046