Our most photogenic location, Mels Sunset, is housed in one of the last remaining “Googie” style buildings in Southern California. Located on the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, the building was previously home to Ben Franks, the iconic coffee shop that was a famous hangout for rockers in the 60s and 70s after gigs, and the headquarters for teens during the Sunset Strip Riots. It is rumored the band Buffalo Springfield was formed in the parking lot, and The Monkees were cast based on call asking for “spirited Ben Franks types.” One might have seen luminaries such as Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, Andy Warhol, and Bob Dylan stopping in for late night eats.
Opened in 1997, Mels Sunset continues to be an ideal place for celebrity spotting and people watching. A favorite for locals and tourists alike, this location boasts an outdoor patio with a full view of the Strip and a large, airy dining room inside where you can play your favorite tunes on the tableside jukeboxes.
Centrally located between Hollywood and Beverly Hills, it’s an excellent place to kick off your LA adventure with the city’s best breakfast and one of our fresh juicebar drinks. Enjoy a classic burger or a crisp salad before visiting one of the famous Sunset Strip attractions, such as The Roxy, The Whiskey A Go Go, or shopping along The Sunset Plaza. This location is the only Mels open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is the premier after hours spot on the Sunset Strip.