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Coffee Tomo

Coffee Tomo (11309 Mississippi Ave., West LA) is opening today. Coffee Tomo is a Japanese espresso bar where each cup of coffee is treated like a piece of art and seriously handcrafted. Your cup-o-joe could take five minutes to make, but it’s well worth it. (personally, I love people who take time to perfect their craft)....

La Monarca Bakery

I was invited to go and experience the new La Monarca Bakery ( 1300 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90403; 310.451.114) in Santa Monica about a week ago and it amazed me. When you walk in, your senses will be enticed, but not overloaded by the sweet Mexican bakery. The interior, with it’s vibrant yellows and golden hues, is homey and uplifting, and that mirrors exactly how the bakery makes you feel. As I sat and sampled the delicious breads, desserts,...

CA Coffee

LA is full of Starbucks and Coffee Beans, but if you want some coffee off the beaten path, check out these LA java spots: Funnel Mill: Home to more than a dozen kinds of drip coffee, 26 espresso drinks, and a $74 cup of joe made from beans digested by Sumatran tree-dwelling mammals. Just go there and see for yourself. 930 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90401; 310.393.1617 Marie et Cie: This home furnishings store has an attached French inspired coffee shop. With...

Openings!

Baciami Baciami features (changing) gelato and sorbet by the same people behind Il Cono in Beverly Hills. Available in cones for $3.20 or cups for $4.10. Baciami also features a full espresso bar and crepe station. Build your own crepe (starting at $8.75). For the non dessert goer (I have no idea who that’d be) salads and paninis are also available or do a combo of a crepe with gelato on top! If that’s not enough, there are handmade coconut tuile cannolis, which are...