Talk about first impressions! Upon arriving at this Sherman Oaks resto, you enter through gorgeous wrought-iron gates and pass through the herb garden before making your way into the charmingly rustic marketplace. There, you’ll discover a delectable menu of housemade pastries, signatures soups, salads, and sandwiches. Plus, it offers afternoon tea from 2 to 6 p.m. with reservations. What’s not to love about catching up with pals al fresco at afternoon tea?
Sweet Butter, 13824 Ventura Boulevard (at Matilija Avenue); 818-788-2832.
Photographed by Shawna Sellmeyer