Nestled among leafy trees and twinkly lights at the trailhead of Griffith Park is The Trails, a cozy cabin cafe serving organic Stumptown coffee drinks and a small but thoughtful menu that is both vegetarian and kid friendly. The Trails is a casual, outdoor eatery with family-style picnic benches in dappled light and has a welcoming and mellow vibe. This is a great place to un-city-fy yourself and enjoy a pre or post hike treat with a friend, a quiet place to work on your laptop (they have free wifi) or to share a meal with visiting out-of-towners. Feel free to bring your dog along. Weekends can be busy but it's well worth the wait. The Trails does not take reservations and is closed on Mondays. I highly recommend trying the homemade seasonal pie, it's always good. The Trails is one of those special places that once you know about it, you can't wait to share it with everyone you know!