Downtown: 451 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Venice/Santa Monica: 2327 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407
Beverly Hills: 267 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90209
West Hollywood: 8565 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Urth Caffe is a very popular coffee/tea/lunch/dessert spot. There are four locations, all in LA, all listed above. All four offer plenty of seating and are nice places to just sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee with dessert. I’ve heard of celebrity sightings at the Melrose location. Entourage, the HBO hit show, uses the Santa Monica store quite a lot in its episodes.
Superb organic coffee and teas, great desserts, free wifi, late hours – what else can you ask for in a coffee house? Oh yeah, did I mention that they can draw whatever shape you’d like on your drink? 🙂
Recommended drinks: spanish latte, Japanese green-tea latte, all of the teas. The hot teas come in a kettle, and you can ask them to refill the hot water. Note on the desserts – the portions are much larger than they seem. One dessert should be split among 3 people. Dessert highlights: pumpkin pie, Bavarian fruit tart, napoleon, green-tea tiramisu, and any of the cheesecakes.
Receipt – they note the design that you want on your drink. Popular designs include: Hello Kitty, leaf, bear, swan, etc.
Green-tea/matcha tiramisu – I’ve only seen this at the DT location
Tada! My green-tea latte and dessert