| May 8, 2011
Do you get your buzz from a big mug of java or a shot of espresso? Maybe a soy hazelnut latte with honey or an icy frappé dripping with whipped cream and cinnamon? Or just a cuppa joe? How about your tea — black, white, green, yellow, red bush,...
| Jul 13, 2010
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2700 Alton Parkway, No. 123 (Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center), Irvine; (949) 553-8585; 85cbakerycafe.com
Breads and coffee sweets 50 cents to $2.75 (some larger quantities as high as $5); coffee drinks 75 cents to $5.
| Jul 14, 2011
Description: Small, bright Sawtelle Boulevard cafe that uses multiple roasters (including San Francisco's Ritual and Four Barrel) and specializes in the siphon brewing method.
11301 W. Olympic Blvd., No. 124, Los Angeles, (310) 906-0267,...
| Mar 20, 2011
WHERE TO STAY
Lodging options are slim around Griffith Park, perhaps because there are so many rooms in nearby Hollywood. But there are a few spots, including these.
Hotel250, also known as the Hollywood Silver Lake Hotel & Suites, 250 Silver Lake Blvd....
| Mar 17, 2011
As far as coffee brewing devices go, the AeroPress isn't exactly sexy. It lacks the elegance of, say, a Japanese ceramic cone dripper or the classic Chemex glass carafe. So who would have imagined that two tubes of clear copolyester plastic fitted with...
| Nov 27, 2011
WHERE TO STAY
Langham Huntington Pasadena, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106; (626) 568-3900, http://www.pasadena.langhamhotels.com. Twenty-three acres, 380 rooms, each at least 415 square feet. Building dates to 1907. Doubles from $189.
| Dec 26, 2011
When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m.
He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
| Jul 10, 2011
Over the last decade, vintage shopping in Los Angeles has largely lost its sense of humor.
What was once a discount-centered exercise in fashion excavation has slowly morphed into a sometimes expensive high-fashion endeavor — where a no-name...
| Jun 9, 2011
The tagline for Coffee Tomo, a cafe that opened a few weeks ago off the main drag of Sawtelle Boulevard's mini Japan Town, might be: coffee specialists and slightly manic pretzel innovators. Think fresh-baked, intricately structured pretzels stuffed...
| Feb 10, 2008
You are lounging in a warm plunge pool in the garden of a private villa while listening to "The Goldberg Variations." Your robe and slippers are on the floor where you dropped them, right near the giant, pillow-mounded platform bed. You...
| Mar 21, 2008
Starbucks got caught with its hand in the tip jar and was ordered Thursday to pay California baristas more than $100 million.
In a San Diego County class-action lawsuit, a judge ordered the coffee giant to pay back tips, with interest, that the company...