Elf Cafe is a hidden gem located in historic Echo Park. Not many people have been to this place because it's only open a few hours a night for dinner, 5 nights a week — still, Elf has acquired a reputation throughout LA for its healthy Mediterranean cuisine. If you're a vegan or vegetarian and appreciate creative and fresh cooking, this place is ideal. Start your meal off with Vegan Fondue, a walnut romesco dip served with fresh veggies. If you're not too hungry, the Greek Village Salad comes with sheep feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and kalamata olives.