Faced with an array of plump armchairs, antique tables and couches, and shelves lined with old books under glowing chandeliers, visitors may think they’ve mistakenly wandered into a 19th-century study. That’s when the open laptops, rotating gallery of local artwork, and smell of rich, foamy lattes bring them into the present.
Such is the scene at The Library A Coffee House, one of ABC7’s Top 7 Coffee Houses of 2011 in LA. Here, baristas prepare a menu of drip coffee and espresso drinks. Though americanas and cappuccinos keep eyes wide open to peruse the used books on sale, the Vanilla Goddess is by far the local favorite, featuring a swirl of white chocolate, vanilla, and espresso diluted with steamed milk and served on ice, hot, or in the acoustic guitar of the local bands that play each Friday night. Open from 6 a.m. to midnight regularly, the café's food menus fit the bill at any hour of the day, whole bean coffees leave the store by the half or full pound.
The Daily Grind features specialty coffees that earned the 2011 Roaster of the Year Award from Roast Magazine. Our exceptional single origin and coffee blends are brought to you from boutique farms around the world.
DG also features a full compliment of baked goods and fare that are made fresh daily.
The Sup Cafe and shop furnish surf 'n' turf enthusiasts with stand-up paddleboards, lessons, and hearty caloric energy from their convenient beach location. Spend an aqueous hour on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) with the shop’s wide variety of boards, from entry-level stable cruisers to 12-pound racing machines. Stand-up paddleboarding, the groovy great-great-grandmother of modern surfing, uses a one-bladed paddle for skimming across the waves and awkward jousting matches with armed seagulls. Though stand-up paddleboarding is an invigorating activity for most hominids, those younger than 12 or unable to swim proficiently must don a personal flotation device.
Among the tree-lined neighborhoods of 4th Street Retro Row, Portfolio Coffeehouse renders culture, friendship and caffeine fixes to coffee connoisseurs amidst an eclectic collection of people, vintage furnishings, an outdoor patio, and fine art since 1990. With two extensive rooms and a large sidewalk patio, this neighborh
With a name that's a riff on the French phrase for golden bread, Pandor Bakery and Cafe specializes in regional French pastries OC Weekly once said inspire "where-have-you-been-all-my-life epiphanies". Pandor is far from just a pastry shop, though, as it boasts an extensive menu that includes everything from breakfast plates to paninis. By morning, guests can be found digging into Nutella french toast or croque madames?and head in early for its Dornut pastry, which OC Weekly calls "obscenely good." At lunch, the kitchen sizzles with the sound of pressed sandwiches layered with pesto chicken or grilled zucchini. Though Pandor's flagship location can be found in the south of France, the California locations incorporate local goods such as coffee from Costa Mesa's Portola Coffee Lab and forks grown within Orange County.