Vanessa Hudgens has a lot to smile about ... she's hot, her movie Sucker Punch hits theaters next week and she's sucking down a Frappuccino!

The brunette beauty hung out with friends in Beverly Hills to grab a bite. Vanessa may not be with Zac Efron anymore, but we have a feeling this gorgeous gal won't be single for long.

In a recent interview, the 22-year-old Beastly actress admitted that her friends have helped her through the fame game. She tells USA Today:

    “I had my family to keep me grounded ...I also had (my High School Musical co-stars) to grow with, like Ashley [Tisdale] and Zac [Efron]. We all went on this journey together and had each other to fall back on. You’ve got to have your friends to keep your head on straight."

See one of our favorite photos of Vanessa looking sexy for Letterman ... after the jump.