A Guide to Century City Coffee Shops
Nestled in the Westfield mall, La Colombe is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Century City, given its chic industrial atmosphere, wood-paneled and white tile walls, red steel beams, and tantalizing aroma of gourmet java that’s been diligently roasted in-house. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this space with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for long-overdue coffee dates and solo study sessions.
Tucked inside the Constellation Place building, Farm Cup has a refreshing bohemian ambiance accentuated by wicker egg chairs, a live-edge communal workbench, vibrant plants, floor-to-ceiling glass walls that provide ample natural lighting, and a mini marketplace showcasing crafty candles, gifts, and pantry items. The friendly folks behind the counter maintain a tempting selection of seasonal drinks like the house-made citrus syrup infused and vanilla-hinted Espresso Tonic, teas, baked goods, and tasty eats including toasts, overnight oats, breakfast burritos, and sandwiches.
What this polished walk-up-window situated at the base of an office building on Santa Monica Blvd may lack in size, it more than makes up for with wholesome hospitality, an outdoor common area where guests can mingle with colleagues or just relax, scrumptious pastries, and last but certainly not least, exceptional coffee.
Around the early 2000s, in Oakland, a slightly disaffected freelance musician and coffee lunatic, weary of the commercial coffee enterprise and stale, overly roasted beans, decided to open a roaster for people who were clamoring for the actual taste of fresh coffee. His humble vision has since blossomed into a network of cafes across the United States, Japan, and Korea. With that being said, one of the more beloved additions to the ever-budding index of Century City coffee shops is the snug Blue Bottle cafe inside the Westfield mall.
Another gem snuggled amongst the storefronts lining the Westfield Mall, Bacio di Latte’s coffee bar is a necessary addition to any shopping spree! The aesthetically gifted spot has a European countryside feel showcasing warm earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, touches of greenery, and artisan furnishings. Fuel your day with a shot of espresso, or when in the mood for something extra sweet, some of their delectable Italian gelato, which is homemade using traditional recipes and carefully sourced ingredients from the world’s best-producing regions.
85oC Bakery specializes in bread baked every hour, the store carries over 60 different varieties of breads inspired by European, Asian, and Danish trades. As far as your morning fix is concerned, rest assured that every coffee is made with freshly ground espresso beans and shots are brewed to a perfect symphony.
The founder of this popular, ever-growing business, Mr. Cheng-Hsueh Wu visited a cafe in a 5-star hotel back in 2003 and while treating himself to some gourmet pastries and drinks, he realized that the prices were set way too high for people to enjoy on a whim. From that moment, Mr. Wu has envisioned a shop that provides premium coffee, bread, and cake at affordable prices.
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