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Sip a Latte at These Independent Coffeeshops in Los Angeles

March 27, 2015 10:02 am

If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a morning meeting or to catch up with friends, Los Angeles’s many independent coffee shops are charming alternatives to the large chain options. Here are just two great indie coffee houses in the L.A. area.

Balconi Coffee Company
Located in L.A.’s Sawtelle neighborhood, Balconi Coffee Company is an art-filled coffee shop with bright red walls and comfortable seating. Balconi uses a unique siphon process to brew each roast, and though it takes a bit longer than typical brewing, it’s well worth it once you take that first sip. Regulars love the Almond Essence latte, but the menu also includes a variety of more traditional espresso drinks as well. Whether you prefer black coffee with subtle undertones or a milky latte to wake you up in the morning, Balconi Coffee Company's baristas can craft it with true expertise.

Spring for Coffee
Spring for Coffee sources all of its beans from high quality roasters to ensure the best tasting cup, and it offers a wide variety of brewing methods and equipment to meet each customer’s individual preferences. The shop itself is located in bustling downtown Los Angeles, and its interior is very quaint and cozy. The long wooden bar features a few pastries in addition to its coffees, and the stylish, comfortable outdoor seating is perfect for a sunny California afternoon.

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Lazy Ox Canteen: Treat Yourself to Innovative New American Cuisine

March 18, 2015 9:01 am

The Lazy Ox Canteen serves New American fare with a global twist. Relying on produce and meats from local purveyors, the eatery adheres to a philosophy of "quality eating"; that is, approaching food preparation and meal time as something worth celebrating.

Regulars recommend the pig ear chicharrones, the caramelized cauliflower, the porcini risotto, and the seven-ounce Lazy Ox burger. For dessert, try the butterscotch budino or the rice pudding, both of which are popular. Pair your meal with one of the eatery's housemade "canteen wines," or opt for a draft beer or some sake. (Come during happy hour for the best deals.)

The Lazy Ox Canteen is open seven days a week. Don't miss the restaurant's popular weekend brunch!

Lazy Ox Canteen
241 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-5299
lazyoxcanteen.com
www.yelp.com/biz/lazy-ox-canteen-los-angeles

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2015 7:34 am

May the luck of the Irish be with you! How will you be celebrating today?

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