California road trip, pt. 1a: Cafe Demitasse, LA

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of NowhereBefore I elaborate on part two of our big, badass* Californian road trip, I need to make a quick detour to focus on a glint of coffee perfection just outside Hollywood. In search of quality coffee and wifi one morning, the boys and I happened upon artisan coffee newcomer, Cafe Demitasse, which opened on 16th February.

*And yet, how badass can one claim to be while driving an automatic Toyota Yaris? My dreams of a stretch Hummer were dampened by an eye-watering price tag and the shocking revelation that Cher from Clueless wasn’t preaching the truth when she said “everywhere in LA has valet”. I highly doubt my ability to parallel park a stretch Hummer. Next time, maybe.

I can’t speak for LA; but certainly in London, you tend to find the best coffee houses just outside the central hubs. Clerkenwell, Bermondsey, Peckham. Staying in Hollywood like three little basic bitches, I don’t imagine that Alex, Carl and I were in Los Angeles’ hippest ends; so it was a nice little surprise to spot Cafe Demitasse. The vibe is bright and airy, with much of the seating semi-al fresco.

 

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

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Try as I might, I don’t know a whole lot about coffee. When I’m faced with choices I don’t understand (what separates an Ethiopian bean from a Columbian one?!) I tend to go with the barista’s favourite. In this case, it was the Kyoto Iced Coffee, which had dripped for 15 hours overnight. Do I know what that really means? No, but I know it tasted damn good. Kind of bitter, but in a good way. So good, I didn’t even think of adding milk.

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Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

Isn’t this drinking vessel genius? It has a section for ice that sits outside the beverage, so it doesn’t get watered down!

For the surroundings, coffee and gorgeous baristas (I think Ally T actually had to tear me away from chatting with one at the end), this place is hell worth a visit.

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of Nowhere

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4 responses to “California road trip, pt. 1a: Cafe Demitasse, LA”

  1. Suze - Luxury Columnist says:

    Cafe Demitasse looks lovely and I like that drinking beverage with the ice cubes – we had a similar one at Sake no Hana in London. My hubby is really keen for us to do a California road trip as he’s been before, must say it sounds like fun!

    • Amy says:

      It’s a beautiful little cafe! If you and Mr Luxury Columnist head over to LA, it’s a lovely spot to start your morning.

      Sake No Hana is one of my favourite restaurants in London! I’m due another visit so will keep my eyes peeled for the clever little ice jug 🙂 x

  2. Weronika says:

    Great post and I am very envious of your amazing coffee experience.

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