Second priority upon waking: sustenance, conceivably in toast form.
Everything else will follow.
It’s the natural order of Blue Bottle Beverly Grove, a new division of the Oakland coffee empire that’s the first in town to serve toasts and waffles and ham sandwiches, now open in West Hollywood. (See the slideshow.)
It’d be prudent to stop into this minimalist, white-brick-walled café first thing for whatever makes you feel human before greeting the world. Cappuccino or New Orleans–style, roasted-chicory cold brew or... just a coffee. That’s still allowed.
Get a window seat.
Watch traffic go by.
Realize you’d rather hang out a bit longer with a Liege waffle, or some toast slathered in ricotta, apricot jam and fromage blanc, or a panini with rosemary ham and aged cheddar.
And they’re also the only Blue Bottle to attempt an affogato, so you could text a date to come split one.
But at a certain point, you’ll have to get back out into that traffic.
This is getting a little ridiculous.