MessHall Kitchen in LA Takes Cues From Summer Camp


MessHall Kitchen is a new restaurant with a summer camp feel that has taken over the former Los Feliz Brown Derby in Los Angeles. From the logo to the wood decor and the lunch trays displayed on the wall, the hip new spot quite obviously takes its cues from a summer camp or military dining hall.

The Los Angeles Times had this to say about the new restaurant in a recent article:

MessHall, a summer-camp-themed restaurant at the top of Hillhurst Avenue in Los Feliz, is a pie-in-a-jar place… The old walls are newly decorated with a display of stylized merit badges and a mosaic of metal cafeteria trays. There is a logo on the china, an elongated conifer that resembles the tree on Stanford gear. The glassed-in fire pits out on the patio — very nice, by the way — look less like artifacts from Boys’ Life than like something you might run across in Dwell.

Click here to see more photos of the interior taken along with the above photo by Alen Lin Photography.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.


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