Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: H Cafe – 5/5 Stars

$$ Cocktail Bars, American (New)
1750 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027



Where have you been? Why haven’t you manifested yourself to exist on Hillhurst years before? Who used to live in this craftsman’s house and please tell me did they grow old and die here? Why are your brand new walls and floors so exquisite? What was under them?

I like that h stands for House; there wasn’t a grotesque attempt to modernize the h, rather preserve it. Unlike The Alcove, in which the front was decapitated to make way for the Disneyland line-like effect of ordering and sitting or picking up. This reminds me of a Writers’ house, someone who would boast hosting avant-garde circles back in the 20s or 30s but made most of his or her earnings working in a ‘sweatshop factory for puns’ (thanks Lena Dunham). How are you? How’s the great American novel coming along? Oh wait, you’ve been dead for 35 years.

H reminds me of a more laid-back version of The Alcove up the street, although it disconcertingly is showing that it probably won’t be so laid back soon. The quiet pockets can still be caught, if in the whisk of a moment.

An excellent, really tasty, cold brew.

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