About Melina Davies

Melina Davies is a self-taught cook who left a career in the movie industry in 2011 to open a tiny café called Olive & Thyme in Toluca Lake, California, later moving to a much larger location just up the street, and most recently opening a second restaurant. The daughter of Armenian immigrants and a graduate of the University of Southern California, Davies lives in Studio City, California, with her husband and their two young children. @melinadavies11

A bacon avocado tomato sandwich on a round wooden board.

Bacon Avocado Tomato Sandwich

We’d say good luck keeping this riff on a classic to yourself, though it’s so satisfying, your instinct is going to be to want others to experience it, too.