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Venice: A Coffee Bar? Not a Coffee Bar?

Name: Venice Coffee Bar Location: 1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 4

I first experienced Intelligentsia’s Venice Coffee Bar back in May 2009. That visit – the grand opening party – was monumental in that it was the first glimpse that most folks were getting of this much […]

A Million Things to Say About LAMILL

Name: LAMILL Location: 1636 Silverlake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Rating: 3+

LAMILL is not your ordinary cafe. It’s a full service restaurant that happens to focus intensely on and roast its own coffee. I’d loosely classify it as a cousin of Blue Bottle’s Cafe or perhaps the new Intelligentsia Venice when you consider range […]

coffee@home: Musings on the Black Cat

Beans: Black Cat and Decaf Swiss Water Process Black Cat Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee Rating: 4 and 3+ 4 (see update below)

There’s probably not a lot I can tell you that you don’t already know about Intelligentsia’s signature blend, the Black Cat. If you are into coffee, or at least espresso, then you […]

Follow the Intelligentsia Road

Name: Intelligentsia Silver Lake Coffeebar Location: 3922 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 4

Having been up a considerable portion of the night because my daughter didn’t sleep well was probably the best excuse I could think of for dragging her, my wife, mother and father 45 minutes […]

Location, Location, Location

Name: Coffee Klatch, San Dimas and Rancho Cucamonga Coffee Houses Locations: 806 W. Arrow Hwy, Suite A, San Dimas; and 8916 Foothill Blvd, Suite C, Rancho Cucamonga Roaster: Klatch Roasting Rating: 3 (4 for the coffee; 2 for the cafes)

For those of you not familiar with it, Coffee Klatch has quite a […]