LAMILL Coffee Boutique

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Designer Coffee Den in Silver Lake

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Some say life's two great inevitabilities are death and taxes—but you'd also single out coffee and, well, a gentleman never tells.

As for the coffee: LAMILL Coffee Boutique officially opens today.

Even if you weren't already familiar with the company's impeccably sourced beans, you'd immediately know you're far from chain-store caffeine land thanks to the sizable chandelier and one-of-a-kind La Marzocco brass espresso machine. (It monitors temperature 100 times per second.)

Instead of ordering a house blend to go, you'll choose a latte with milk specially pasteurized to retain sweetness, or a French press, or pullout your ID for Coffee and a Cigarette—an unusual concoction of espresso and house-made tobacco whipped cream served at your table on an acrylic pedestal. If you've kicked the habit, try Coffee and a Doughnut. Trust us.

Culinary accompaniments like a Citrus-Currant Scone are tasty if expected. But the boutique's collaboration with Providence chef Michael Cimarusti also means restaurant-y options like an Oeuf en Cocotte with Dungeness Crab, Tomato and Scallion Lemon in the morning, or a panini made with El Farcell, a Spanish cheese washed with coffee as it ages, for lunch. Soon you'll find a Barista's Table, created especially for paired tastings.

All that gourmet caffeine should provide plenty of energy...for life's other great inevitabilities.

Vitals

LAMILL Coffee Boutique
1636 Silver Lake Blvd
(between Berkeley and Effie)
Silver Lake
Silver Lake, CA 90026
323-663-4441
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