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Category Archives: Special Places in Los Angeles

Andante Coffee Roasters in Echo Park ~ Los Angeles

Congratulations Andante Coffee Roasters on your second location in Echo Park! Andante is one of my favorite coffee bars in Los Angeles. A couple of days ago I stopped by Andante’s new shop in Echo Park, so great to be there for a visit and have a great coffee conversation with exceptional barista Tommy Kim, […]

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The Classic ~ Coffee Bar in Downtown Los Angeles

Yesterday after morning coffee in downtown, I noticed that a coffee bar that I’d seen under construction a few weeks before was already open and decided to quickly stop and check it out. Located in the Fashion District, still on soft opening with some barista training going on, but looking great nonetheless. Comfortable space, glass windows […]

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Blacktop Coffee ~ Arts District Los Angeles

Couldn’t wait to share images from this new coffee bar in the Arts District, Blacktop Coffee. Serving great coffee from Sightglass Coffee, beautiful Heath Ceramics, a beautifully designed shop in a small, but comfortable space, plenty of sidewalk room, and nice people all around. I shared some of my photos with Daily Coffee News, where awesome writer […]

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Copa Vida ~ Coffee, Tea, Life ~ Pasadena, California

This is a long overdue post about beautiful Copa Vida. Very true that my photos don’t give the credit deserved to the beauty of this coffee bar, so you really have to go visit them and see it in person. I’ve been to Copa Vida quite a few times, but mostly on late evenings when […]

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Sprudge and Stumptown Coffee Roasters ~ Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles

Coffee life in Los Angeles is just getting better and better. I had the opportunity to photograph Stumptown’s fantastic space at their new home in L.A., Yes, Stumptown Coffee Roasters from fabulous Portland, Oregon is now in Los Angeles. Gorgeous space, great coffee, great people, and very good pastries too. Stumptown’s pastries are by Chef […]

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Candle Light Bakery and Espresso Bar ~ Norwalk, California

It’s been probably at least a year since I heard about Candle Light Bakery and its coffee program, but didn’t have a chance to visit until last weekend. I didn’t know what to expect and it was a nice surprise, a great bakery that takes coffee seriously. Quite a hidden gem in the middle of […]

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Happy First Birthday ~ Taza, A Social Coffee House, Arcadia

About a year ago we were on our way to an event at the Santa Anita Racetrack, we were almost there when by mistake we made a wrong turn, we were about to correct that and go back in the right direction when suddenly we spotted a sign that read coffee, now open. Since I […]

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Andante Coffee Roasters ~ Mid City West, Los Angeles

Los Angeles now looks like a great coffee city and this is just the beginning, it will just get better and better. Trying to keep up with the coffee bars that recently had opened, I’m glad I had time to visit Andante Coffee Roasters, it was a great coffee experience. The coffee and tea were great, […]

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