10/18/2013 AT 09:45 AM EDT
Dakota Johnson was
reading at a table in Hollywood this week – but she wasn't doing a table read
with rumored new Fifty Shades of Grey costar Jamie Dornan
Nope, the actress seemed worry-free while reading the menu at Brick + Mortar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday. Johnson, who arrived with a blond gal pal and grabbed a seat on the patio, was dressed down in a striped black-and-white T-shirt, had her hair casually clipped up in a messy bun and "didn't have a stitch of makeup on," according to an onlooker.
The future Anastasia Steele enjoyed a kale salad and chatted animatedly with her friend.
"She appeared to be in great spirits," the onlooker adds, and was "laughing easily."
Guess she's not too heartbroken over the loss of her Christian Grey
– Melody Chiu