An October day with not-too-hot weather and some sweet littles made for such a fun morning as we explored. I feel like now is the perfect time to head to the zoo because there weren't any field trips groups that made it overly crowded and in the morning, most of the park is shaded by big trees. So beautiful! If you arrive relatively close to opening, many of the animals are awake and active in their enclosures because it's breakfast time. The giraffes come SO close to the observation fence in the morning! It's amazing! I recommend getting there early for close parking, fewer people, and cooler weather.
But the fun doesn't end at the zoo! Skip the gross zoo food and head up the freeway just a couple miles to Cafe Magazzino, one of my FAVE spots in Toluca Lake!! Every time I have lunch here I have to mention it. If I could eat Rose's food everyday I would. Cafe Magazzino is seriously one of the best breakfast/lunch spots in Los Angeles. The food is PHENOMENAL. You can not go wrong with the soup of the day and her house salad. The sandwiches are AMAZING. The peach and hibiscus teas are perfection...there's nothing that's not awesome. I've been dining here since Carly Jean Los Angeles was a little shop on Magnolia Park! And if I'm in Toluca Lake and she's open, I'm swinging in for something! Go check it out you won't be disappointed!