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As our (not so) dreary winter concedes to sunny skies, Angelenos hit the city for the fabled hike-and-brunch. Here, five of our favorite post-trail eats.

Talk about incentive. The pastries at Huckleberry coax hikers out of Temescal Canyon and into nearby Santa Monica.

1. Malibu Farm
After working up a sweat at Malibu Creek State Park—which doubled as Korea during M*A*S*H—head down into town, where chef Helene Henderson serves local, organic fare at the end of the Malibu Pier. 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.456.1112

2. Huckleberry
The fried egg sandwich here beckons hikers out of Temescal Canyon and into nearby Santa Monica for brunch at this hot spot. Just follow your compass (or stomach, rather). 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.451.2311

3. The Griddle
A playground for starlets and paparazzi in pursuit, L.A.’s infamous Runyon Canyon is known for its view as much as its scene. Nearby, The Griddle offers a host of decadent pancakes (Oreo, please). Arrive early, or be prepared to wait. 7916 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.874.0377

4. Figaro
Mouthwatering croque madames and gargantuan cups of café au lait await the hungry hikers at Figaro, just steps from Griffith Park and its 53 miles of trails. You’ll feel like you just climbed the Eiffel Tower. 1802 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz, 323.662.1587

5. Cabana Café
After surveying the palatial estates lining the Franklin Canyon ridgeline, head to the foothills. You’ll find the Beverly Hills Hotel and its mainstay Cabana Café, complete with the signature McCarthy salad. Do all hikes end this way? 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.887.2190