Much like New York, artisanal coffee shops act as landmarks on almost every hip street in Los Angeles. From Intelligentsia in Venice to Verve in West Hollywood to Blacktop Coffee in the Arts District, an LA native simply does not go more than a couple of days without seeking refuge at one of these on-point purveyors of caffeine and prime people watching. In 2013, Alfred Coffee & Kitchen raised the bar when it opened its doors on Melrose, and has since dominated with the addition of five locations. It’s newest installation however, Alfred Tea Room, is devastatingly chic. Floor-to-ceiling pink tiles, decorative flora in every corner, and a seemingly infinite, aptly named “fancy pink tea menu” of choices nearly too pretty to drink, Alfred Tea Room will undoubtedly entice coffee devotees to trade in their Americano for a decadent Matcha Latté (already one of the most popular drinks on the menu) or a refreshing “flash iced” Oolong.
- Seasonal Ginger Chai Mule & Matcha Lavender Mimosa
- Earl Grey & Rose Boba Milk Tea
- Matcha Four Ways: Shot, Cortado, Latte, or Ceremonial
- Fresh Brewed Kombucha On Tap
Alfred Tea Room, 705 N Alfred St, Los Angeles
- Written by Hero Stevenson