It's not often that strip malls are perceived as the places to go, but a little one on the cusp of Echo Park and Silverlake is certainly worth visiting. Not too far from the more bustling section of W Sunset sits Pho Cafe—totally unassuming from the street, save for the queue of people that appears every now and then. This brightly lit restaurant is the spot for tasty home-style Vietnamese food: grab some rice paper rolls and a big, hearty pho with all the trimmings. The food is great, and the service is no fuss and super-fast. Keep in mind Pho Cafe is cash only, but there is an ATM at the Silversun liquor store just a few meters away. Once the fortune cookies have been read and eaten, head up to Intelligentsia for a coffee or tea to sip while checking out the stores nearby—we suggest a peep at Mohawk General Store and Reform School for gifts, jewelry and clothing, and Bar Keeper for all home accessories bar-related.