Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: LaB Coffee & Roasters – 4/5 Stars

LaB Coffee & Roasters
$$ Coffee & Tea, Tea Rooms
429 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

It’s not like I have a stigma against Asian coffee shops, but when I think of them, I think of overly sweet teas and coffees with flavor enhancers.

I’ve never had good ‘Asian coffee’ before. But hear, hear for the first time for everything. The barista didn’t have a full grasp of English so needed her coworker for help with (I thought was) a simple order.

Me: Hi. Can I get a cold brew, please?
Her: … (eyebrows raise)
Me: … or iced coffee?
Her: Coffee … with ice? (Looks at her coworker.)
Coworker: Yeah! That’s fine. One cold brew. (Takes over the register.)

Well for as expensive as a good draft beer costs, for $5.50, I got to try a Kyoto-style cold brew. The brew does not taste like cherry blossoms or tastes any particularly different than a good $3-4 cold brew anywhere else. But it was great!

The atmosphere is nice and quiet and their wifi password is conveniently located on the front desk. You need to photograph it because it is literally c8h10n4o2.

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