Travel down Glendale Blvd. towards downtown and you’ll run into the newly renovated Echo Park Lake, home of Square One at the Boathouse. This lakeside breakfast and lunch spot serves homemade pastries, a variety of menu items made from locally grown ingredients and coffee brewed from L.A. based coffee company, Intelligentsia. This off shore cafe offers spectacular views of Echo Park Lake as well as some of the best views of the Downtown L.A. skyline. For those gentlemen that like their coffee with a side of adventure, the boathouse also offers boat rentals for rides around the lake. The Squirrel Co. readers can find this summer-like getaway at 751 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90026 or visit their site at www.squareonedining.com.