Bourbon Steet Cafe

After visiting Bourbon St. Cafe several times, it has become one of my go-to places in K town. It is a simple, relaxing space in a great location, just down the street from some of my favorite restaurants. I was first drawn to Bourbon St. because of their beautiful Synesso on the bar which compliments their…

Conservatory for Coffee

The Conservatory for Coffee is hands down one of my favorite shops in the greater Los Angeles Area and definitely the Westside. Not only is the quality of the product notable and excellent, but the atmosphere and approach of the shop is something to be envied, in my personal opinion. Lots of stores can “get…

Funnel Mill Rare

Funnel Mill is a nice alternative to the hordes of Coffeebeans, SBs, and Pete’s in the Santa Monica area. Conveniently located along my biking route to the beach, it is a pleasant stop on the trip, far enough away from the business of the Promenade to enjoy a nice quiet drink in the late morning…

LAMill Coffee

LAMill is in the heart of what some consider the starting point of the growing “artisan coffee” trend in Los Angeles. Indeed, Intellgentsia’s entry into the market started just a few blocks away and ever since, shops have been popping up all over LA to stake their claim. Suffice to say, Intel is no easy…

Groundwork Coffee

Coffee perspectives change from region to region. What is popular or “good” in one area will not necessarily rival or compare to that of another. As with most things in life, it’s matter of perspective. Groundwork has been suggested to me by a few LA friends,  baristas and enthusiasts alike. Local chains are always a…

Demitasse Cafe

Demitasse Cafe is an excellent little shop in the heart of Los Angeles’ Japantown, featuring coffee from several roasters including Handlebar and Handsome, two of my favorites. The multi-roast bar is located on a picturesque corner and high volume walkway right in front of Weller Court. It is easily accessible by car or train, ideally situated such that…

Handsome Roasters

From the second I heard the name Handsome, I have been exceedingly impressed with everything about them. Their products, commitment as a roaster, humble stance as a company, and dedication to educating and sharing an outstanding coffee experience are truly unrivaled. They face the daunting task of competing with the other leading roasters in California and making…

Cafe Dulce

Cafe Dulce is a small bakery in Japantown that features local LAMill roasted coffee. This is my first experience with LAMill coffee. I had never heard about them prior to this trip and I generally hear little about the LA coffee scene besides Intellgentsia, Handsome, or S.O. There are lots of little shops here and there…

Single Origin Coffee (S.O.)

My review is actually for Single Origin Coffee rather than the food part of Short Cake. I went here hearing that it was a great place with some experts in the industry trying a new gig. Sort of hard to find, but it was worth the endeavor. First off, they use Verve coffee. I work…

Coffee Tomo

Cafe Tomo is so tantalizing to me because it is about half a mile from my future house; an easy bike ride to a great shop to study and enjoy a drink. My brother has been raving about this place for a while so I finally went with him today. Disclaimer: this is a pending…