If you’re anything like me, you need your daily fix — of coffee, of course! And if you’re anything else like me, a bad cup of morning joe can turn a good morning into an unwelcome one faster than you can roll your eyes and say, “It’s 10 a.m. and I already need a nap!”
Well, if you want to put those dreadful mornings behind you, then make Blue Bottle Coffee the newest addition to your morning routine. With twelve locations in the Los Angeles area, you’re bound to be within a few miles of one wherever you’re hiding.
My personal favorite is their New Orleans. I’m not a fan of sweet drinks, especially when it comes to my coffee — but I also don’t like my coffee black. This usually leaves my options limited and my decision difficult when I want to try something besides my usual iced coffee with milk. But, Blue Bottle has squashed the competition and made at least one decision in my life a no-brainer. The New Orleans is a delightful, delicate and creamy combination of their fresh Cold Brew, blended with a little more than a splash of whole milk (I often substitute almond milk) and just a dash of pure cane sugar. The ultimate trifecta! BUT the most unique part about the New Orleans is the subtle hints of roasted chicory laced within every sip.
Coffee isn’t all they do right at Blue Bottle — their avocado toast is decadent and their poached eggs are flawless. They have a minimal selection of mouthwatering snacks, but the avocado toast stole my heart (as avocados tend to do). It is dusted with red chili flakes and topped with a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper — my favorite way to season avocado in every form!
Blue Bottle Coffee provides a unique, modern take on a centuries old tradition of brewing and drinking coffee. The story behind its inception and their services is just as sui generis as their cup of coffee. So please, feel free to read more here about how Blue Bottle Coffee evolved into the small but fabulous network of cafes that it is today.
Your Not So Basic Bitch
Rating: Strong 9.2/10
Address: 132 South Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Type: Coffee Shop
Price Range: $3 – $8
Must Haves: New Orleans, Cold Brew, Avocado Toast, Poached Eggs
Hours: Monday – Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. – Location Dependent; Saturday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. – Location Dependent
Non-Dairy Options: Yes