Coffee and Jelly Doughnut
Blanco y Negro
Orange infused Cappuccino with cacao
Honk Kong Milk Tea
I certainly was when I sat down at LAMILL, Silverlake’s own coffee shop/restaurant/gourmet tea house.
I happened upon LAMILL about two weeks ago when my cousin Fabienne and I were so rudely stood up for a early morning meeting..ugg those darn creative types!! Lets turn that negative into a positive. I am a firm believer in the phrase “everything happens for a reason”.
This reason: To get introduced to some of the best food, coffee and pastries in LA.
As I sat and ate my warm flaky buttery croissant, drank my soy latte and took about five huge bites of Fabienne’s blueberry muffin, I kept saying to myself.. “my lord I feel a blog coming on”. Now I am not at all claiming to know about everything in L.A. However, I can’t help but to think that if I didn’t know about this place until that very morning two weeks ago, there has to be hundreds maybe thousands more just like me missing out! They’ve been open since 2008 for goodness sake. Ugg.. two years of good eating lost.
Here is a little quickie.. a sort of LAMILL Basics 101
We start with the “Coffee and Jelly Doughnut” espresso.. A whole lot of yummy in a little glass complete with miniature spoon. Super cute.
Moving right along to the “Not Quite French Toast”.. reminds me so very much of the cinnamon, sugar, butter sandwiches I would make myself as a kid. Only better! Please don’t judge me for that.
Next, the “Vegan Eggplant Miso Sandwich”. Might be one of the best sandwiches I have ever tasted. If you are not vegan you may just convert.. Wow!!
Okay then there is the “Dungeness Crab” Vegetarian Hen eggs. Umm… Dungeness Crab… Need I say more?
These basis should give you a little hint on how NOT BASIC this little caffeine oasis it.. it’s fabulous!
Did I also mention that the place is super cute. I didn’t want to leave! Actually leaving would have been a bit of a challenge considering I wanted to stuff all the furniture in my purse and redecorate my entire house.
Oh and please allow me to correct my earlier statement ..LAMILL is not a “coffee shop”..its a “coffee boutique”..an amazing one!
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner…
LAMILL.. I “LIKE”
1636 Silverlake Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90026