Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: Bliss Art House – 2/5 Stars

Bliss Art House Cafe – CLOSED
$ Creperies, Juice Bars & Smoothies, Cafes
1249 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Bliss Art House Cafe is, in one word, grim.

The cafe located is located at the front of Villa Elaine apartments, which in itself is one of the last bastions of amazing and historically important artist communities in Hollywood.

These apartment buildings are incredibly beautiful and full of history. Artists keep up the gardening and upkeep of Villa Elaine (in the courtyard behind the coffee shop). Walking through the apartment courtyard (if the front gate is not locked), you see sculptures, amazing gardens and murals. It is truly the last remnants of a bohemian Silver Lake or Echo Park in Hollywood. The abstract and dadaist photographer Man Ray most famously lived in this building in the 1940s.

And then once you exit the gate and there is this lonely troll of a cafe, with its dim and almost worn up facade.

The cafe is truly dark. The furniture is oversized and takes up the entire space. The people here look like that not only they come here to suffer but are invited to join in on the suffering. Like if I ever just found out I got a terminal illness, the mood of this cafe is exactly what I’d want to surround myself in.

This place smells like history is in the front seat and the coffee tastes like it too.

Useful:Funny: 10  Cool: 5