| Jul 13, 2010
| 12:27 PM
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.
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2011
Looking for a reason to not give up your coffee habit? Here's one possibility: heart health.
Numerous studies in recent years have reported that drinking coffee may be good for the cardiovascular system and might even help prevent strokes. Just last...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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.
| Apr 29, 2009
You've dropped in for an espresso. Your own private barista greets you at the door and guides you to a custom-made, walnut-and-steel espresso-making station, tricked out with a swivel base and hydraulics for raising and lowering the attached grinder....
| Dec 31, 2008
It's impossible to capture the delights and terrors of a year of eating out in Los Angeles in a single short list. Some meals I'd rather forget, thank you. But others, the ones that yielded dishes that are still fresh and vibrant in memory, are the ones...