Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Sun, Sat 8am-10pm, Mon-Fri 7am-10pm
LA Weekly's Description
Cafe Demitasse is a coffee nerd's paradise. Located in a sliver of a building in Little Tokyo downtown, the cafe takes coffee obsession to a new level. Yes, they do pour-over coffee and incredible espresso, just like every other coffee house in town. But they also roast their own coffee beans and serve amazing Kyoto-style iced coffee brewed over 14 hours in a mad-scientist apparatus. Their lavender-tinged drinking chocolate is the stuff of chocoholic fever dreams: Made with E. Guittard Cocoa Rouge cocoa powder mixed with Tahitian vanilla, the drink then is imbued with a drop or two of lavender oil. The hint of lavender gives it a wild floral finish, and the result is a deep, rich, thick, dark chocolate that will stain your teeth and win your heart. Recently, the cafe began occasional pop-up dinners in the space, with courses paired with coffee and teas.
Tips from foursquare
The presentation -- from the brewers they use and the sake bottles for iced coffee, to the overhead lighting and super-chic halogen siphon bar -- is pure wow.
They keep doggie treats behind the counter!
You will never meet a more approachable staff!
We love sipping anything off the Siphon Bar and pairing it with a Compartes chocolates or macarons. Free WiFi and plenty of outlets to boot!
The hot chocolate is heavenly! It's thick, richly chocolatey (not a sugar bomb), and meant to be sipped and savored.
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