On Beverly Drive, between Olympic and Wilshire are ISLANDS (burgers and salads--great service); CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN (salads, sandwiches, and pizza, of course); and ROSTI  (chicken, pasta, salads).  Also in the same area are CHIPOTLE , MULBERRY STREET PIZZA, and CHIN CHIN (Chinese)--along with COLD STONE (ice cream). 

For coffee / dessert in the same area, try PEET'S, COFFEE BEAN AND TEA LEAF, CHAMPAGNE, STARBUCKS and ALOHA (which also has ice cream).  Another great spot is URTH, which has coffee, hot chocolate, desserts, soups, salads, and an outdoor patio.  URTH stays open the latest.

On Beverly Drive, but north of Wilshire and south of Santa Monica Blvd, are fast food places that are more comfortable than their counterparts in other parts of the metropolis and have great food--SHARKY'S (fresh Mexican food) and KOO-KOO-ROO (chicken and salads).

"Little" Santa Monica Boulevard has a sandwich shop, SANDBAGS, as well as BAJA FRESH (Mexican) and other similar inexpensive eateries--including PANINI.  There is a gelato shop, as well as two famous cupcake bakeries:  SPRINKLES and CRUMBS.