Review: Carrera Cafe Los Angeles, CA (2023)

My wife and I decided to visit the popular Carrera Cafe coffee shop in Los Angeles, CA. The first thing we did was actually go outside of the cafe. There’s a bright pink building (Paul Smith) across the street that’s a hot spot for taking Instagram-worthy pictures. So, my wife (who’s a fashion blogger at …

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What Happened to Blue State Coffee?

Blue State Coffee is permentatly closed as of January 1, 2023. Here’s their story: Once a bustling hub of caffeine and community, Blue State Coffee, operated from 2004 to January 1, 2023, was more than just a coffee shop. Born out of a passion for fine coffee and social change, the brand embodied a unique …

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Alfred Coffee Melrose Place Review (2023)

We visited Alfred Coffee on Melrose Place. This coffee shop is in a great location and has a laid-back vibe. The decor is also pretty cool. You can sit inside or outside, but the inside has limited seating. I decided to try their drip coffee because this is usually my gauge for testing coffee shops. …

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George and Willy Review for 2023

George and Willy Founders

George and Willy was founded by George Wilkins and Will McCallum. Friends since adolescence, the dynamic duo established George & Willy after working on a university design project, which involved creating a model helicopter. The initial brief to design the helicopter led to the development of a lamp and then a trestle table on which …

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Cahoots Coffee Bar Review (St Paul, MN) for 2023

Cahoots Coffee Bar review

Located in the thriving district of St Paul, Cahoots Coffee Bar is one of the Gopher State’s hottest coffee establishments, attracting hundreds of regulars and tourists daily. I visited the atmospheric bar in early November to see what the fuss was all about. Whether you’re a Minnesotan resident or planning a trip to the land …

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Intelligentsia Coffee Shop Review for 2023

Intelligentsia Coffee logo

If you live in Chicago, you’ll be familiar with Intelligentsia Coffee. While it is a name synonymous with Windy City, the company now has branches in New York, Los Angeles, and Texas while also selling a range of products for home brewing. Whether popping into the iconic first-ever Intelligentsia Coffee store in Chicago or one …

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Philz Coffee Shop Review for 2023

The idea for Philz Coffee Shop was born in 1978 by Phil Jaber, and it started in a completely different way to pretty much every other coffee shop you know. The whole thing was born from a convenience store. Phil purchased the store in 1978, and he had a simple ethos, and that was to …

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21 Best Coffee Shops in Austin, TX for 2023

Looking for the best coffee shops in Austin for 2023? Keep reading! Brimming with quirky, unique, and chic hot spots, Austin, TX, is home to some of the best coffee shops you will ever encounter. With so many to choose from in the city, we’ve narrowed it down to twenty-one of the hottest cafes you …

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