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Breakfast and Browse Some of Highland Park's Newbies this Saturday

Welcome to Perfect Saturday, a semi-regular Racked feature in which we outline the best places to shop and spend the afternoon in a particular neighborhood, starting with brunch and ending—who knows!

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It's been over a year since we last covered Highland Park as a destination for your Perfect Saturday, and since this burgeoning neighborhood just keeps getting cooler and cooler, we thought it was due time to pay it another visit! This time around, we're giving special attention to recent additions in the area's retail game, as well as one place all the healthy foodies are breakfasting.

The Local Rose

Rise and shine, and then find your way into Kitchen Mouse (5904 N Figueroa St), the cute cafe where even carnivores can't deny how tasty the plant-based, gluten-free menu is. Sip a pour-over coffee or an iced hibiscus ginger tea and nosh on breakfast tacos that boast chipotle cream and poblano mashers with scrambled eggs and slaw on organic corn tortillas. The clean yet warm space, drool-worthy dishes, and pretty little plates also happen to be perfect for those who simply can't help sharing their food on social media (soooooo guilty over here!).

Weepah Way

For a vintage fix, check out Weepah Way (5151 York Blvd) where owner Constance Baker keeps the perfectly curated shop loaded with all the bohemian gear you'll want to wear all summer (and beyond). Think classic cutoffs, breezy 90's rompers, mint condition moto jackets and other pieces we think every woman should have in their wardrobe.

Neon Tommy

Now that you've got your wardrobe amped up, why give a little attention to your abode at Arroyo General (5028 York Blvd)? This clever shop combines local produce (courtesy of Pop Produce), confections (from Morning Glory), and handmade wooden and ceramic gifts and wares (by Knotwork LA), plus a laundry list of goods including natural skincare products and culinary delights made by friends and neighbors. Occasionally, this spot also hosts workshops on Saturdays (past ones have included pickling and soba noodle making) so stay on top of the schedule to join in on one!

Lauren Moore Photography

Last but not least, stop in for a visit at one of the newest gals on the block, Dotter (5027 York Blvd). This brilliantly stocked boutique just opened in early May so come say hello and scope out the assortment of American-made clothing by brands like Wilt and Bryn Walker, small batch body care products, and the sweetest little children's corner with books, games, and irresistibly adorable (and organic!) gear from Brooklyn based kid's line Winter Water Factory.