Coffee shops are one of the few public places outside of women's prisons and NBA parking lots where all-day loitering seems poetic and alluring. Stir up caffeinated curiosity among patrons with today's deal, offering $20 worth of brews and beverages at Black Dog Coffee for $10. If you can't use up all $20 in one visit, Black Dog will put your balance on a gift card.
The artistically located shop is just a block east of the L.A. County Museum of Art. Pop in post-visit for painterly discussions over a large white mocha topped with whipped cream ($3.40–$4.35) or amaretto latte ($3–$3.85). Black Dog also serves a variety of iced drinks (such as a refreshing Arnold Palmer, $2.95 for a large), teas, and smoothies, including the blackberry bliss and mango guava ($4–$4.50). Wake up with morning tastes including made-to-order oatmeal ($3.25), breakfast burritos with fresh veggies ($4.75), or breakfast pasta (eggs scrambled with thin pasta and parmesan cheese, $4, $5.25 for veggies added, or $6.55 to mix in garlic and herby chicken sausage).
Sandwiches, prepared with fresh, fancy loaves, are Black Dog's bread and butter and include fresh greens to combat winter blues. Try the white cheddar cheese with sun-dried cherries for an unexpected burst of tang ($5.50), or cold meatloaf with rosemary catsup ($6.35). Or warm up with one of three soups made from scratch each day ($3.75–$4.50). Chartreuse and purple walls and abstract artwork make the café a stimulating stop. Settle into the supple furniture and digest an art magazine, round up friends for a gourmet lunch, or unwind at the end of a long day of relaxing by partaking in a delicious pastry ($1.50–$2.25).
The LA Times praises Black Dog's unconventional sandwiches, saying:
- The pesto turkey breast is real turkey breast, not a turkey roll, and the flavoring of pesto and tangy dried cranberries works surprisingly well. A roast beef sandwich on seed bread is flavored with Parmesan shreds and red pepper puree, giving something of the effect of the ancient canapé topping of pimento and cream cheese. – Charles Perry, LA Times
- Good muffins and wonderful oatmeal for the mornings. Fantastic coffee, by the cup or by the pound. – Foodie 9, Judy's Book
- I fell in love with their Greek salad...all salads seem to be properly chilled, have really fresh ingredients and great dressings. Their Caesar is totally rockin as is this Beef salad with goat cheese (thought it was sort of odd, but love it!) and they make yummy soups that my neighbor is addicted to...esp. the gazpacho. – ravenbeaut, Citysearch
5657 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90036Get Directions