Teacup Tea House provides a sweet retreat for visitors, a place to sit an enjoy a beverage, snack, and game. The baristas mix teas, milk teas, boba teas, and smoothies, paring them with little cakes and other snacks. Between bites, guests can enjoy complementary entertainments such as Wii Bowling or Jenga. The dining room?makes a nice place to simply spend time quietly, as well, with?sleekly modern decor accented byorganic elements.?The display?wall, for instance, punctuates its?flat green expanse with?square?windows holding?mugs, plants, and little blossom-shaped lanterns lit by candles within.
Owner Barb Batiste turns out a plethora of homemade desserts and sweet treats under the heading of her catering company, B Sweet, located on Robertson Boulevard. From cupcakes, cookies, breads and brownies to muffins, pies and parfaits, customers will have no shortage of sugary options to choose from. The chocolate chip banana bread is moist, dense and popular, though most customers tend to see if Barb’s signature bread pudding is available. It usually is, in a variety of flavors like banana chocolate, red velvet and salted caramel. B Sweet’s mobile operation features two black and pink trucks loaded with all sorts of quick-fix dessert bites, while the more expansive catering operation can make sandwiches, hot main dishes and drinks for private events. A brick-and-mortar space is soon to pop up in West Los Angeles as well.
Cookbook is a small grocery store in the heart of Echo Park. They focus on bringing local, fresh and quality products to the residents and take time to cultivate a variety of brands that produce food responsibly, with little to no harm done to the environment and animals. The store is picturesque, with all the fruits and vegetables laid out in angled eye-level wooden bins or placed in bowls on their rustic tables. Prepared sandwiches and baked goods are displayed at the back counter. All the wooden details and quality products make it comparable to the perfection of a movie set.