La Dolce Isola is The Ivy's little sister cafe where all the baked goods for the main restaurant are made and we can practically smell the fresh bread all the way over here on the other side of the 10. This is definitely not the most vegan-friendly place on the planet, but they are very accommodating: When we went a few weeks ago they whipped me up an excellent roasted veggie dish.
Today I had some left over Indian food to get rid of, so I went light and just ordered the Carrot Salad. It doesn't look like much, but this little salad is killer. It's loaded with cilantro and something with kick (pepper?).
My coworkers drool over the baked goods here, especially the chocolate chip cookies and the homemade gelato. If I were you, I would skip The Ivy and head straight to La Dolce Isola where both the prices and the staff are nice and you won't risk getting smacked in the brain with a paparazzo's 3 foot lens.
La Dolce Isola
2869 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039