Sunday, April 30, 2017

Caffe Luxxe in Santa Monica

I first discovered Caffe Luxxe's House Blend at a coffee shop closer to Venice. That was at least a year ago if not more. I finally made it to their flagship on 925 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Their HB is a favorite of mine and I drink it regularly. It was nice to finally see the home base. it's small place, with fresh baked goods. It's very popular. i've been there twice and both times there's been a line. If you're in that part of SM, I recommend you drop by for a cup.

Bun N Burger in Alhambra

I could not resist stopping at this place. Bun N Burger is located at 1000 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801. I arrived around 2:30 PM, well after the lunch rush. They were out of fries so they gave me chips and salsa instead. The salsa we really good. The burger was good. The bun was a little so so and the beef patty kind of ordinary. Even though the name of this place assumes a good burger, I probably should have ordered a Mexican food dish. It was an awesome interior but the quality of the food was confusing. 1000 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

Bobby's Coffee Shop on ventura Blvd

As part of my 20 coffee shop tour for LA Dot Zine 1.0, I discovered Bobby's located at 22821 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. The eggs benedict was awesome and pancakes delicious. Everyone was super nice and I gave out zines to my fellow breakfast goers.

Blu Elephant on Washington near USC

Blu Elephant is a cozy place on Washington near Normandie. It's located at 2024 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018, near RPM (the late Ray Charle's studio) or three block South of the Latino/ Byzantine Corridor (Papa Cristo's). I often find myself riding my bike on Washington and this place is the perfect meeting place or pit stop. Great selection of beverages.

[IW} Coffee in Palms Springs/ Cochella

{IW} Coffee is located at 74995 Hwy 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210. We Stayed in the area to view as much of the DESERT X art installations as possible. The first morning we discovered {IW} nearby. Great folks and the coffee is really tasty but the baked goods were awesome. If you're staying in the area, we highly recommend a visit. The sandwiches were also delicious.