10/25/2007 AT 12:00 PM EDT
, out for an afternoon of shopping
in Beverly Hills with a female friend. Hopping out of a hybrid car, the two
popped some change into a parking meter then browsed dresses at boutique Anat B. Next, they hit nearby Urth Caffe, taking a corner table, where Alba enjoyed the conversation – and her salad and iced tea, an onlooker tells us.