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Category Archives: Special Places in Los Angeles

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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Coffee Made From The Heart, 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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Can’t Wait ~ House Roots Coffee, Saturday Roost ~ Valencia, California

I’ve been waiting a long time for this … The launch of an Espresso Bar Pop Up in Santa Clarita, bringing along great eats, live music, fabulous people and much more. With their permission I am sharing their flyer with you. Don’t miss it, and follow them on instagram for updates.   

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Cafe Dulce Pop Up Espresso Bar ~ Downtown Los Angeles

I’ve finally had the opportunity to visit Cafe Dulce Pop Up, a Pop Up Espresso Bar by Little Tokyo’s Cafe Dulce. Such a great place, Dulce’s friendly and talented baristas, amazing coffee, great location with tons of parking, and the special and unique hospitality that Cafe Dulce is well known for. Loved this espresso bar … airy, clean, pretty, and a very minimalist space which gives a sense of calmness that I welcome anytime. […]

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Bike-Up Espresso Bar Experience, Cafecito Orgánico Pop-Up ~ 24.7 Mile Marker, L.A. River Bike Path

Sometimes good coffee can be found in the most unexpected places, like just off the bike path along the L.A. River in Elysian Valley. Yes, it is possible to go for a ride, for a walk, horse ride, or just drive your car and park near the 24.7 mile marker on the L.A. River trail then […]

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