611 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax
Situated behind the Brain Dead Studios movie theater, Slammers Café feels like a hidden gem. The vibe is: good food and good coffee in your coolest friend’s backyard. The café doubles as a concession stand for the theater, so be aware if you’re visiting during showtime.
Short Stories Hotel
115 S. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax
Short Stories is a breezy, contemporary spot that’s walking distance from some great 3rd Street and Fairfax restaurants. They have good service, a pool, and a solid restaurant.